Publications

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...
Michael Dove, "The Anthropology of Climate Change"
February 5, 2014
This timely anthology brings together for the first time the most important ancient, medieval, Enlightenment, and modern scholarship for a complete anthropological evaluation...
January 11, 2014
From the Psalms in the Bible to the sacred rivers in Hinduism, the natural world has been integral to the world’s religions. John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker contend that...
November 19, 2013
Since humans first emerged as a distinct species, they have eaten, fought, prayed, and moved with other animals. In this stunningly original and conceptually rich book,...
November 12, 2013
The integration of research into the design process is an opportunity to build ecologically informed urban design solutions. To date, designers have traditionally relied on...
November 1, 2013
According to modern ecological theory, ecosystems are fragile combinations of diverse elements, and their resilience—or ability to recover after external shocks—varies as the...
September 3, 2013
In 1980, the iconoclastic economist Julian Simon challenged celebrity biologist Paul Ehrlich to a bet. Their wager on the future prices of five metals captured the public’s...
May 1, 2013
This book tells the story of a society reversing deeply held worldviews and revolutionizing its demography. In parts of eighteenth-century Japan, couples raised only two or...
April 12, 2012
A People’s Guide to Los Angeles offers an assortment of eye-opening alternatives to L.A.’s usual tourist destinations. It documents 115 little-known sites in the City of...
January 1, 2011
In the first book-length scholarly study of the San Fernando Valley—home to one-third of the population of Los Angeles—Laura R. Barraclough combines ambitious historical...
January 9, 2007
Few writers have attempted to explore the natural history of a particular animal by adopting the animal’s own sensibility. But Verlyn Klinkenborg has done just that in ...
January 15, 2004
The hugely admired author of “The Last Fine Time” preserves and makes new the sights, smells, sounds, and poetry of country living. Klinkenborg reveals the beauty of the...
July 11, 2001
A new perspective on religions and the environment emerges from this collection. The authors, a diverse group of indigenous and non-native scholars and environmental...