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  • The Ecological Lifeby Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 26.99

    Written as a series of lectures, The Ecological Life offers a humanistic perspective on environmental philosophy that challenges some of the dogmas of deep ecology and radical environmentalism while speaking for their best desires. The book argues that being human-centered leaves us open to ecological identifications, rather than the opposite. Bendik-Keymer... more...

  • New Directions in Anthropology and Environmentby Carole L. Crumley

    AltaMira Press 2002; US$ 33.99

    Crumley has brought together top scholars from across anthropology in a benchmark volume that displays the range of exciting new work on the complex relationship between humans and the environment. Designed for classroom use in and beyond anthropology, this book will be important for all scholars and non-academics interested in the relation between... more...

  • Confronting Environmentsby James G. Carrier

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 28.99

    James G. Carrier and his group of international researchers tackle the complex factors affecting people's understandings of their environment?not just the natural environment, but landscapes shaped by humans, and the social and cultural contexts. The authors consider the impact of local events with detailed analyses, but also evaluate the political-economic... more...

  • The Medieval Natural Worldby Richard Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 30.99

    How did medieval people make sense of their surroundings, and how did this change over the years as understanding and knowledge expanded? This new Seminar Study is designed to familiarise students of medieval history with the ways in which medieval people interpreted the world around them ? how they rationalised their observations, and why they... more...

  • Respacing Africaby Ulf Engel; Paul Nugent

    BRILL 2009; US$ 87.00

    Drawing on the rich contributions from various disciplines to the so-called spatial turn this edited volume offers insights into the way Africa is changing in terms of contested sovereignities and new regimes of territoriality. more...

  • Exploring the Caucasus in the 21st Centuryby Françoise Companjen; László Marácz; Lia Versteegh

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 39.00

    Although the name Caucasus has been around for some 2000 years, and may suggest unity and coherence, the region these days is best known for the ethnic and religious divides resulting in recurrent bloody conflicts between the various minorities and the post-Soviet independent states. Geographically, the Caucasus has traditionally been a buffer between... more...

  • Developmental Geography & Economic Theoryby Y.S. Chander

    Swastik Publishers & Distributors 2010; US$ 40.00

    Why do certain ideas gain currency in economics while others fall by the wayside? The author argues that the unwillingness of mainstream economists to think about what they could not formalize led them to ignore ideas that turn out, in retrospect, to have been very good ones. He examines the course of economie geography and development theory to shed... more...

  • Foundations of the Earthby H.H. Shugart

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?? God asks Job in the “Whirlwind Speech,? but Job cannot reply. This passage—which some environmentalists and religious scholars treat as a “green? creation myth—drives H. H. Shugart?s extraordinary investigation, in which he uses verses from God?s speech to Job to explore the planetary system,... more...

  • The Earth's Blanketby Nancy J. Turner

    D & M Publishers 2008; US$ 14.95

    Renowned ethnobotanist Nancy Turner brings together decades of experience working with First Nations in the Pacific Northwest. In The Earth?s Blanket , she explores the wealth of ecological knowledge and the deep personal connection to the land and its history that is encoded in indigenous stories and lifeways, and asks what they can teach all... more...

  • Cities by Designby Fran Tonkiss

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95

    Who makes our cities, and what part do everyday users have in the design of cities? This book powerfully shows that city-making is a social process and examines the close relationship between the social and physical shaping of urban environments. With cities taking a growing share of the global population, urban forms and urban experience are crucial... more...