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- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 27.00
In the seventeenth century, a map of the plague suggested a radical idea?that the disease was carried and spread by humans. In the nineteenth century, maps of cholera cases were used to prove its waterborne nature. More recently, maps charting the swine flu pandemic caused worldwide panic and sent shockwaves through the medical community. In Disease... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 29.95
Nearly 30 million acres of the Northern Forest stretch across New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Within this broad area live roughly a million residents whose lives are intimately associated with the forest ecosystem and whose individual stories are closely linked to the region?s cultural and environmental history. The fourteen engaging essays... more...
- Forty Degrees South 2012; US$ 4.99
The Power of Your Thinking is designed to complement practical business strategies by taking a greater look at the role of the personal psyche. People often ignore the role that personal development plays on an everyday level and how a well trained and aware mindset can truly determine your success in a practical sense. This book is guaranteed to open... more...
- Columbia University Press 2000; US$ 39.99
We often envision the New World before the arrival of the Europeans as a land of pristine natural beauty and undisturbed environments. However, David Lentz offers an alternative view by detailing the impact of native cultures on these ecosystems prior to their contact with Europeans. Drawing on a wide range of experts from the fields of paleoclimatology,... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 59.99
Twenty-five thousand years ago, sea level fell more than 400 feet below its present position as a consequence of the growth of immense ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere. A dry plain stretching 1,000 miles from the Arctic Ocean to the Aleutians became exposed between northeast Asia and Alaska, and across that plain, most likely, walked the first... more...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 41.99
From the pre-Columbian era to the present, native Amazonians have shaped the land around them, emphasizing utilization, conservation, and sustainability. These priorities stand in stark contrast to colonial and contemporary exploitation of Amazonia by outside interests. With essays from environmental scientists, botanists, and anthropologists, this... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99
How and why have Americans living at particular times and places used and transformed their environment? How have political systems dealt with conflicts over resources and conservation? This is the only major reference work to explore all the major themes and debates of the burgeoning field of environmental history. Humanity´s relationship with the... more...
- Portable Press 2012; US$ 12.99
Only Uncle John could make the Green Movement this much fun! This timely edition takes an even-handed look at the trials and tribulations (and downright goofiness) of environmentalism. You?ll learn how landfills operate, where plastic goes to die, how to understand food labels, how to save some green around the house, and the lowdown on all the alternative... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 35.95
Achieving a sustainable society is the biggest issue of our time. It is not an issue confined to a particular subject area or to certain jobs. It is a way of thinking and behaving that will need to be embedded in all aspects of all of our lives.The Sustainable Self is the perfect resource for lecturers, trainers, students and professionals of any... more...
- Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 29.95
Land is embedded in a multitude of material and cultural contexts, through which the human experience of landscape emerges. Ethnographers, with their participative methodologies, long-term co-residence, and concern with the quotidian aspects of the places where they work, are well positioned to describe landscapes in this fullest of senses. The... more...