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  • This Land, This Southby Albert E. Cowdrey

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 27.50

    Here is the story of the long interaction between humans, land, and climate in the American South. It is a tale of exploitation and erosion, of destruction, disease, and defeat, but also of the persistent search for knowledge and wisdom. It is a story whose villains were also its victims and sometimes its heroes. Ancient forces created the southern... more...

  • The Symbolic Earthby James G. Cantrill; Christine L. Oravec

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    The core dilemma in environmental advocacy may be illustrated by the question, "When we communicate about the world, should we stress what we know or what we feel?" The contributors to The Symbolic Earth argue that it is more important to decide how we should talk about what we know and feel. In their view, the environment is larely a product of how... more...

  • Change the Story, Change the Futureby David C. Korten

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2015; US$ 19.95

    We humans live by stories, says David Korten, and the stories that now govern our society set us on a path to certain self-destruction. In this profound new book, Korten shares the results of his search for a story that reflects the fullness of human knowledge and understanding and provides a guide to action adequate to the needs of our time. Korten... more...

  • Environmental Education in Chinaby G. A. McBeath; J. H. McBeath; T. Qing; H. Yu

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    China’s environmental problems increasingly attract global attention, yet critics often overlook the sizable efforts of the Chinese people and government to change attitudes and behavior, in order to improve environmental outcomes. This much-needed book provides a comprehensive introduction to environmental education in China. After consideration... more...

  • Fantasy Islandsby Julie Sze

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    The rise of China and its status as a leading global factory are altering the way people live and consume. At the same time, the world appears wary of the real costs involved. Fantasy Islands probes Chinese, European, and American eco-desire and eco-technological dreams, and examines the solutions they offer to environmental degradation in this age... more...

  • Laboratory Earthby Steven H. Schneider

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 12.50

    World-renowned scientist and author Stephen H. Schneider depicts the next one hundred years as a potentially perilous period for climate and life—unless we citizens of Earth first recognize and then work to control the unintended global scale experiment we are foisting on ourselves and all other life on “Laboratory Earth.? The “lab? is not built of... more...

  • Oceansby James Fargo Balliett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Covering 71 percent of the planet, oceans provided the unique environmental conditions necessary for the building blocks of life to form billions of years ago and continue to support life in important ways today--they are home to nearly 50% of all species on earth; they influence climate and weather patterns; they provide food and water for humankind.... more...

  • Who Rules the Earth?: How Social Rules Shape Our Planet and Our Livesby Paul F. Steinberg

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    Worldwide, half a million people die from air pollution each year-more than perish in all wars combined. One in every five mammal species on the planet is threatened with extinction. Our climate is warming, our forests are in decline, and every day we hear news of the latest ecological crisis. What will it really take to move society onto a more sustainable... more...

  • Understanding Environmental Philosophyby Andrew Brennan; Y.S. Lo

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 85.00

    Environmental philosophy is one of the exciting new fields of philosophy to emerge in the last forty years. "Understanding Environmental Philosophy" presents a comprehensive, critical analysis of contemporary philosophical approaches to current ecological concerns. Key ideas are explained, placed in their broader cultural, religious, historical, political... more...

  • Introducing Human Geographiesby Paul Cloke; Philip Crang; Mark Goodwin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    Introducing Human Geographies is the leading guide to human geography for undergraduate students, explaining new thinking on essential topics and discussing exciting developments in the field. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated and coverage is extended with new sections devoted to biogeographies, cartographies, mobilities,... more...