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  • Cultures of Contamination, Volume 14by Michael Edelstein; Maria Tysiachniouk; Lyudmila V. Smirnova

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 117.99

    This volume ponders the cultures that generated the bulk of our global contamination legacy. Insight is sought into its creation and an understanding of differences in how it is being addressed. Hopefully the illumination of the problem will contribute to a better understanding of the constraining conditions and will help guide us in meeting the twin... more...

  • Grasslands of the United States, The: An Environmental Historyby James Sherow; Mark Stoll

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 94.00

    This unique survey of the environmental history of the grasslands in the United States explores the ecological, social, and economic networks enmeshing humans in this biome over the last 10,000 years. more...

  • Textures of Placeby Paul C. Adams; Steven Hoelscher; Karen E. Till

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 105.00

    The contributors to this volume?distinguished scholars from geography, art history, philosophy, anthropology, and American and English literature?investigate the ways in which place is embedded in everyday experience, its crucial role in the formation of group and individual identity, and its ability to reflect and reinforce power relations. more...

  • The Archaeology of Islandsby Paul Rainbird

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    A new perspective on the characterization of islands as distinct physical and social entities. more...

  • Catastrophes In Nature And Societyby Rem G Khlebopros; Victor A Okhonin; Abram I Fet

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 102.00 US$ 88.74

    Many people are concerned about crises leading to disasters in nature, in social and economic life. The book offers a popular account of the causative mechanisms of critical states and breakdown in a broad range of natural and cultural systems — which obey the same laws — and thus makes the reader aware of the origin of catastrophic events... more...

  • The Cultural Geography Readerby Timothy Oakes; Patricia L. Price

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 68.95

    The Cultural Geography Reader  draws together fifty-two classic and contemporary abridged readings that represent the scope of the discipline and its key concepts. Readings have been selected based on their originality, accessibility and empirical focus, allowing students to grasp the conceptual and theoretical tools of cultural geography through... more...

  • Psychedelic Whiteby Arun Saldanha

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 60.00

    A rich ethnography, Psychedelic White explains how race plays out in Goa's white counterculture and grapples with how to make sense of racism when it is not supposed to be there. Challenging the prevailing conception of racial difference as a purely social construction and offering insights into the global underground music scene, Psychedelic White... more...

  • The Sacred Balanceby David Suzuki; Amanda McConnell; Adrienne Mason

    Allen & Unwin 2008; US$ 17.15

    This special 10th anniversary edition of the David Suzuki classic, re-examines our place in the natural world in light of sweeping environmental changes and recent advances in scientific knowledge. more...

  • Cultural Landscapesby Richard Longstreth; Susan Calafate Boyle

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 75.00

    Preservation has traditionally focused on saving prominent buildings of historical or architectural significance. Preserving cultural landscapes—the combined fabric of the natural and man-made environments—is a relatively new and often misunderstood idea among preservationists, but it is of increasing importance. The essays collected in this... more...

  • The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: Revised and Updatedby Thom Hartmann

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2007; US$ 16.00

    While everything appears to be collapsing around us -- ecodamage, genetic engineering, virulent diseases, the end of cheap oil, water shortages, global famine, wars -- we can still do something about it and create a world that will work for us and for our children?s children. The inspiration for Leonardo DiCaprio?s web movie Global Warning, The Last... more...