Publications

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...
May 12, 2015
Yellowstone holds a special place in America’s heart. As the world’s first national park, it is globally recognized as the crown jewel of modern environmental...
May 2, 2015
When we speak of clouds these days, it is as likely that we mean data clouds or network clouds as cumulus or stratus. In their sharing of the term, both kinds of clouds...
March 25, 2015
In an era when pressing environmental problems make collaboration between sciences and arts and humanities essential, this book presents the results of a collaborative...
January 18, 2015
The diverse cultures of the Caribbean have been shaped as much by hurricanes as they have by diplomacy, commerce, or the legacy of colonial rule. In this panoramic work of...
October 21, 2014
Today we know what no previous generation knew: the history of the universe and of the unfolding of life on Earth. Through the astonishing combined achievements of natural...
August 26, 2014
Carl Linnaeus’ work on the ‘economy of nature’ was a major early development in what became the modern field of ecology. This analysis suggests that a key subject of this...
July 1, 2014
During the middle of the twentieth century, radionavigation systems became an important part of the built environment. They created a durable, semi-permanent spatial...