New Books in Environmental Studies

Interviews with Environmental Scientists about their New Books

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episode 11: Jim Mason, "An Unnatural Order: The Roots of Our Destruction of Nature" (Latern Books, 2002)

Jim Mason writes: “My own view is that the primal worldview, updated by a scientific understanding of the living world, offers the best hope for a human spirituality...



episode 65: Amalia Leguizamón, "Seeds of Power: Environmental Injustice and Genetically Modified Soybeans in Argentina" (Duke UP, 2020)

Leguizamón explores why Argentines largely support GM soy despite the widespread damage it creates...



episode 27: Michael Mascarenhas, "Lessons in Environmental Justice: From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter and Idle No More" (Sage, 2020)

Michael Mascarenhas's book Lessons in Environmental Justice: From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter and Idle No More (Sage, 2020) provides an entry point to the field by bringing together the works of individuals who are creating a new and vibrant wave of environmental justice scholarship. methodology, and activism. The 18 essays in this collection explore a wide range of controversies and debates, from the U.S. and other societies...



episode 51: Graciela Chichilnisky, "Reversing Climate Change: How Carbon Renewals Can Reverse Climate Change and Save the Economy" (World Scientific, 2020)

Chichilnisky lays out the history of how we came to be in the emergency we are in now, what we have tried before, and how we can get out....



episode 15: Douglas Kelbaugh, "The Urban Fix: Resilient Cities in the War Against Climate Change, Heat Islands and Overpopulation" (Routledge, 2019)

Cities are one of the most significant contributors to global climate change...



episode 82: James Staples, "Sacred Cows and Chicken Manchurian: The Everyday Politics of Eating Meat in India" (U Washington Press, 2020)

Bovine politics exposes fault lines within contemporary Indian society, where eating beef is simultaneously a violation of sacred taboos, an expression of marginalized identities, and a route to cosmopolitan sophistication...



episode 79: Thomas Fleischman, "Communist Pigs: An Animal History of East Germany's Rise and Fall" (U Washington Press, 2020)

The pig played a fundamental role in the German Democratic Republic's attempts to create and sustain a modern, industrial food system built on communist principles...



episode 60: Micha Rahder, "An Ecology of Knowledges: Fear, Love, and Technoscience in Guatemalan Forest Conservation" (Duke UP, 2020)

Rahder offers a rich ethnography of knowledge-making practices in Guatemala's Maya Biosphere Reserve, the largest nature reserve in Central America...



episode 263: S. Myers and H. Frumkin, "Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves" (Island Press, 2020)

Myers and Frumkin illustrate the interconnectedness of human health and the health of our planet...



episode 828: Michael Stamm, "Dead Tree Media: Manufacturing the Newspaper in Twentieth-Century North America" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2018)

Stamm begins with the simple but thought-provoking premise that, not too long ago, newspapers were almost exclusively physical objects made out of paper...