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- Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 16.99
In the mid 1930s, North America's Great Plains faced one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in world history. Donald Worster's classic chronicle of the devastating years between 1929 and 1939 tells the story of the Dust Bowl in ecological as well as human terms. Now, twenty-five years after his book helped to define the new field... more...
- Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 29.99
Hailed as "one of the most eminent environmental historians of the West" by Alan Brinkley in The New York Times Book Review, Donald Worster has been a leader in reshaping the study of American history. Winner of the prestigious Bancroft Prize for his book Dust Bowl, Worster has helped bring humanity's interaction with nature to the forefront of historical... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 18.99
"I am hopelessly and forever a mountaineer," John Muir wrote. "Civilization and fever and all the morbidness that has been hooted at me has not dimmed my glacial eye, and I care to live only to entice people to look at Nature's loveliness. My own special self is nothing.". In Donald Worster's magisterial biography, John... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 19.95
If the word "hero" still belonged in the historian's lexicon, it would certainly be applied to John Wesley Powell. Intrepid explorer, careful scientist, talented writer, and dedicated conservationist, Powell led the expedition that put the Colorado River on American maps and revealed the Grand Canyon to the world. Now comes the first... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 27.00
Explores the environmental dynamic in the history of rural black South Africans. It historicizes food production and other environmental relations. But class, gender and, later, race determined the food production individuals practised. After the mid-twentieth century, the interventionist state enforced coercive conservation and segregation, undermining... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 48.00
Challenging conventional Western wisdom, Marks examines the relationship between economic and environmental changes in the imperial Chinese provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi (a region historically known as Lingnan, 'South of the Mountains') from 1400 to 1850. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 35.00
Amid contemporary debates over large dam development and declines in fisheries, this book offers a case study of a river basin (Fraser River, in British Columbia) where development decisions did not ultimately dam the river, but rather conserved its salmon. more...