Combining humor and memorable anecdotes, five famous ecotourist destinations offer a breathtaking backdrop to better understanding climate change.
Rich case studies examining responses to climatic events in ancient Europe and the Near East.
An engaging and accessible introduction to the natural world in New England and upstate New York.
Poems that contemplate the fraught interdependence of the human and more-than-human in an era of extreme environmental degradation.
Examines the ecological and historical significance of the harbor and what it can bring to future residents.
An ultrarunner’s fast-paced narrative into the wilds of New York’s Hudson Valley, as he attempts to set a new record for completing the Long Path, a 350-mile hiking trail that links New York City and Albany.
Essays addressing relatively unknown or unexamined speeches delivered by famous or influential environmental figures.
Examines the role of politics in the environmental policy making process.
How a small group of New York biologists brought the peregrine falcon and bald eagle back from the brink of extinction.
A joyful journey through Pete Dubacher’s Berkshire Bird Paradise, and a thoughtful contemplation of our relationship to birds and nature.
Incisive exploration of the work of Cuban-American artist Alberto Rey.
When a Navy SEAL and former Army Ranger rescue a wounded eagle in war-torn Afghanistan, a writer learns what it can take to do one good deed in a seemingly wicked world.
A firsthand look at the Thai Buddhist environmental movement and its activist monks.
An introduction to our most precious natural resource.
A fresh perspective on American water pollution policy
Brings ecocriticism into conversation with critical American studies approaches to literary canon formation.
Biologists, historians, and social scientists explore the reciprocal relationships between humans and the Hudson River.
A two-week canoe trip down the Hudson offers an opportunity to reflect on America’s past, present, and uncertain future.
Looks at how ecotheology has created a new vision of the natural world and the place of humans within it.
Challenges readers to reconsider the moral standing of plants.
Explores how policy actors in the United States and Russia have developed flexible incentive-based instruments for environmental protection.
Perspectives on genetically modified foods from world religions and indigenous traditions.
Looks at Augustine’s theology in light of environmental concerns.
How a religion based on the sacredness of nature deals with the problem of evil.
Examines the rhetorical role of images in communicating environmental ideas.
Fascinating stories based on the author’s exploration of eight rivers in New York and Québec.
Ecocritical takes on popular film.
Essays and poems explore the contemporary relevance of Emerson’s work and thought.
A comprehensive account of the history of the Fire Island National Seashore since its creation in 1964.
Takes a firsthand look at a case of public participation in environmental policy.
Discusses the expression of environmental values in Christian art as it displaced pagan aesthetics from the third century to the Reformation.
Examines how globalization and the environment are connected issues.
An in-depth analysis of infant nourishment issues, focusing on environmentally contaminated breastmilk.
Case studies that assess the value of new approaches to environmental policymaking in the United States and abroad.
Including interviews with several of America's leading environmental writers, this volume addresses the intersections between writing and nature.
Examines the overlapping aims, values, and concepts in peace and environmental education.
Argues that true sustainability must be based in spirituality and looks at religious communities dedicated to the environment.
Environmental artists from Europe and North America talk about their work.
Interviews with scientific leaders focus on the challenges, promises, and perils of science and technology.
An eloquent case for regarding nature itself as the focus of religion—as the metaphysical ultimate deserving religious commitment.
Explores how economics can help solve environmental problems.
Examines the relationships between language and nature.
Shows how a rural group used civil disobedience to defy the nuclear industry and governmental authority, preventing the building of a nuclear dump in western New York.
An anthology of writings on vegetarianism from a wide range of religious traditions.
Explores the intersections between writing and ecological studies.
Brings together world religion scholars and creative international economists to address the current eco-crisis.
Examines the strategic impact of two European ecology parties on the recomposition of left-wing politics in their countries.
For vegetarians seeking the historical roots of vegetarianism, for animal rights activists and the environmentally concerned, and for those questioning their consumption of meat, here's a book that provides ...
Celebrates the work of educators who explore ecological issues in school and non-school settings. Gives examples of ways to impact the thinking of children and adults in order to affirm the values of sufficiency, mutual support, and community.
An interdisciplinary exploration of the tension between traditional and modern approaches to the environment in Pacific Rim countries.
A radical new look at the religious, economic, and political roots of terracide and how things can change for the better.
Uses concepts from social theory to explore the history and future of nuclear power in the U. S. and to explore the nature of technological change in the U. S. economy.
Defends a libertarian social ethic that can support government action in pursuit of social goals and offers a new perspective on the relationship between social ethics, personal ethics, and environmental ethics.
An original approach to the study of bureaucratic behavior that formulates a model of agency power supported by analysis of seven federal natural resource agencies.
Argues that the tradition of critical theory has had significant problems dealing with the concept of nature and that their solutions require taking seriously the idea of nature as socially constructed.
A theoretical study of the politics of transnational environmental activist groups such as Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, and the World Wildlife Fund that argues that environmental activists practice ...
Shows how the major world religions view the environmental problems of over population and excess resource consumption, and how they approach possible solutions.
Examines the current and prospective energy sources and choices from the perspectives of science, technology, and social studies.
In this book, Mugerauer emphasizes the interplay between European continental philosophy and North American environments and architecture. Drawing on a keen understanding of conceptual trends in both ...
Ecotone: Wayfaring on the Margins, a personal history of place, is written from the perspective of a teacher, naturalist, and feminist and uses the metaphor of the biological ecotone as the boundary where ...
In some coastal regions of the United States, such as western Louisiana, offshore oil development has long been welcomed. In others, such as northern California, it has been vehemently opposed. This book ...
Argues that the planetary crisis, which has been produced by modernity, demands a postmodern politics.
In this book Miller challenges contemporary aesthetic theory to include gardens in an expanded definition of art. She provides a radical critique of three central tenets within current intellectual debate: ...
The most important discoveries of the 20th century exist not in the realm of science, medicine, or technology, but rather in the dawning awareness of the earth's limits and how those limits will affect ...
Here, Western environmental philosophers and some of our most distinguished representatives of Asian and comparative philosophy critically consider what Asia has to offer.
The first section provides an ...
In Defense of the Land Ethic: Essays in Environmental Philosophy brings into a single volume J. Baird Callicott's decade-long effort to articulate, defend, and extend the seminal environmental philosophy ...
In 1978 Canada and the United States concluded an agreement for the protection and enhancement of water quality in the Great Lakes based on the ecosystem approach to management. Since ratification of ...
This book examines the relationship between agricultural land use and wildlife protection in two eastern African countries—Kenya and Tanzania. Although both elements are vital to the societies and economies ...
This comprehensive book traces the warning, planning, and response to the eruption of Mount St. Helens in May 1980, as seen through the eyes of key actors in the emergency. Based on first-hand accounts ...