New Books in Environmental Studies

Interviews with Environmental Scientists about their New Books

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 53m. Bisher sind 243 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich

episode 46: Matt Cook, "Sleight of Mind: 75 Ingenious Paradoxes in Mathematics, Physics, and Philosophy" (MIT Press, 2020)

According to Cook, a paradox paradox is a sophisticated kind of magic trick...



episode 49: Joseph E. Taylor III, "Persistent Callings: Seasons of Work and Identity on the Oregon Coast" (Oregon State UP, 2019)

Focusing on the Nestucca river valley, Taylor shows how nature, culture, markets, and technology affected the "callings," or identities, of residents from pre-colonial times to the very recent past....



episode 414: Sara Hughes, "Repowering Cities: Governing Climate Change Mitigation in New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto" (Cornell UP, 2019)

Hughes creatively combines the literature on cities with a comparative case study of three American cities to explore how New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto moved from making commitments to fulfilling them...



episode 59: Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins, "Waste Siege: The Life of Infrastructure in Palestine" (Stanford UP, 2020)

Waste offers Stamatopoulou-Robbins a unique vantage point for understanding everyday life under occupation, the role of environmental discourse in the production and destruction of sovereignty,..



episode 48: Jerome Whitington, "Anthropogenic Rivers: The Production of Uncertainty in Lao Hydropower" (Cornell UP, 2018)

Whitington examines the dynamics and discourses centered around the development of hydropower dams in the Mekong River Basin...



episode 40: Steven Higashide, "Better Buses, Better Cities : How to Plan, Run, and Win the Fight for Effective Transit" (Island Press, 2019)

Higashide shows us what a successful bus system looks like with real-world stories of reform—such as Houston redrawing its bus network overnight,


 2020-03-02  49m

episode 22: Ellen Griffith Spears, "Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town" (UNC Press, 2016)

Griffen Spears discusses the decades long struggle for environmental and civil rights justice in Anniston, Alabama...


 2020-02-28  32m

 2020-02-25  42m

 2020-02-20  1h5m

episode 88: Robert Frank, "Under the Influence: Putting Peer Pressure to Work" (Princeton UP, 2020)

Frank describes how the strongest predictor of our willingness to support climate-friendly policies, install solar panels, or buy an electric car is the number of people we know who have already done so...


 2020-02-17  29m