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Environmental Conservation & Protection

  • Appalachia in the Sixtiesby David S. Walls; John B. Stephenson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    In The Southern Appalachian Region: A Survey , published by the University Press of Kentucky in 1962, Rupert Vance suggested a decennial review of the region's progress. No systematic study comparable to that made at the beginning of the decade is available to answer the question of how far Appalachia has come since then, but David S. Walls and... more...

  • Moving Mountainsby Penny Loeb

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    In late 1994, wells in Pie, West Virginia, began to go dry, leaving many residents of the small coal-mining town without potable water. When local housewife Trish Bragg made a few phone calls in an effort to solve this problem, she had no idea that her inquiries would eventually lead to her becoming the named plaintiff in a major lawsuit, a summa... more...

  • The Greening of the Southby Thomas D. Clark

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    In the early 1920s, in many a sawmill town across the South, the last quitting-time whistle signaled the cutting of the last log of a company's timber holdings and the end of an era in southern lumbering. It marked the end as well of the great primeval forest that covered most of the South when Europeans first invaded it. Much of the first forest,... more...

  • The Last Days of Big Grassy Forkby Hunter James

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The Last Days of Big Grassy Fork recounts newspaperman Hunter James's attempts to save his 100-year-old family farm and homestead from extinction. Wise, irreverent, pugnacious, and often hilarious, James fights back against the galloping urbanization of his beloved North Carolina piedmont. Interweaving current affairs and family history, James... more...

  • Ecotourism in Appalachiaby Al Fritsch; Kristin Johannsen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Tourism is the world's largest industry, and ecotourism is rapidly emerging as its fastest growing segment. As interest in nature travel increases, so does concern for conservation of the environment and the well-being of local peoples and cultures. Appalachia seems an ideal destination for ecotourists, with its rugged mountains, uniquely diverse... more...

  • Hiram Martin Chittendenby Gordon B. Dodds

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The life of Hiram Martin Chittenden illustrates the work of one of the most influential federal agencies that has shaped the American West -- the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. As a member of the Corps Chittenden was assigned to Yellowstone Park, where he completed the plan for tourist roads. His work there convinced powerful congressmen to increase... 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...

  • Green Logisticsby Alan McKinnon; Michael Browne; Anthony Whiteing; Maja Piecyk

    Kogan Page 2015; US$ 60.00

    As concern for the environment rises, companies must take more account of the external costs of logistics associated mainly with climate change, air pollution, noise, vibration and accidents. Leading the way in current thinking on environmental logistics, Green Logistics provides a unique insight on the environmental aspects of logistics. Edited by... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Gunns Ltdby Quentin Beresford

    NewSouth 2015; US$ 14.99

    At its peak, Gunns Ltd had a market value of $1 billion, was listed on the ASX 200, was the largest employer in the state of Tasmania and its largest private landowner. Most of its profits came from woodchipping, mainly from clear-felled old-growth forests. A pulp mill was central to its expansion plans. Its collapse in 2012 was a major national news... more...

  • Greening Africana Studiesby Rubin Patterson

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Insufficient attention has been given to the environment in Africana studies within the academy. In Greening Africana Studies , Rubin Patterson initiates an important conversation explaining why and how the gap between these two disciplines can and should be bridged. His comprehensive book calls for a green African transnationalism and focuses on... more...