Publications

December 7, 2016
Even to an untrained eye, Iran’s environmental landscape appears bleak. Drying or dried up lakes, polluted rivers and brooks, thirsty cities with polluted air, sandstorms...
September 10, 2016
In Los Angeles, local environmentalists have long advocated for the city to embrace distributed green infrastructure installations to manage stormwater flows and recharge...
September 9, 2016
In Placing Outer Space Lisa Messeri traces how the place-making practices of planetary scientists transform the void of space into a cosmos filled with worlds that can be...
September 1, 2016
From Delmonico’s to Sylvia’s to Chez Panisse, a daring and original history of dining out in America as told through ten legendary restaurants.   Combining a historian’s...
July 10, 2016
For most of the twentieth century, maps were indispensable. They were how governments understood, managed, and defended their territory, and during the two world wars they...
June 3, 2016
The rubber tree Hevea brasiliensis has a chequered and little-understood social history underlying its status as one of the world’s most useful plants. Anthropological...
May 13, 2016
The concept of sustainability went mainstream some time ago, and it has drawn some interesting and rather diverse bedfellows together in the name of its articulation. As the...
May 12, 2016
Landscape and urban designers are increasingly drawing on ecological understanding to inform the sustainability and resilience aspects of their projects. The design...
May 12, 2016
This volume explores the Christian responses to the Universe Story and its implications for the contemporary environmental crisis. Beginning with excerpts from recent...
April 19, 2016
Throughout most of the nineteenth century, steamships were the main tool of British informal imperialism in what is now southern Iraq. Despite that centrality, steam shipping...
April 5, 2016
This article explores the dynamics of bicentennial planning and celebration in the Mountain West. Amid the charged political climate of the 1960s and 1970s, the Bicentennial...
March 14, 2016
Horse-keeping in L.A. County has a long history of racially restrictive zoning.      
February 15, 2016
This article offers an analysis of the emergence, use, and current popularity of the concept of the Anthropocene. It argues that much of the idea’s success derives from...
January 20, 2016
Sabin’s essay examines how President Jimmy Carter and his policy advisors sought to balance regulation to protect health and the environment with regulatory reform that would...
November 14, 2015
Fledgling public interest environmental law firms achieved landmark victories in the 1970s that helped define the early successes of the modern environmental movement. They...
November 10, 2015
Russia is among the world’s leading oil producers, sitting atop the planet’s eighth largest reserves. Like other oil-producing nations, it has been profoundly...
November 3, 2015
Frederic Church (1826–1900), the most celebrated painter in the United States during the mid-19th century, created monumental landscapes of North and South America, the...
September 8, 2015
In this epic history of extermination and survival, Timothy Snyder presents a new explanation of the great atrocity of the twentieth century, and reveals the risks that we...
July 16, 2015
M. Sigl, M. Winstrup, J. R. McConnell, K. C. Welten, G. Plunkett, F. Ludlow, U. Büntgen, M. Caffee, N. Chellman, D. Dahl-Jensen, H. Fischer, S. Kipfstuhl, C. Kostick, O. J....
June 30, 2015
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our times, yet also seemingly intractable. This book offers novel insights on this contemporary challenge, drawing...