New Books in Environmental Studies

Interviews with Environmental Scientists about their New Books

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 54m. Bisher sind 277 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle 5 Tage erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts

episode 51: A. M. Barton and W. S. Keeton, "Ecology and Recovery of Eastern Old-Growth Forests" (Island Press, 2018)

Old-growth forests captivate and inspire us. Walking through them can transport us to a time before human domination of the natural world....


 2020-05-14  1h10m

episode 50: Robert Sroufe et al, "The Power of Existing Buildings" (Island Press, 2019)

Your building has the potential to change the world...


 2020-05-12  57m

episode 49: Christian Wright, "Carbon County, USA: Miners for Democracy in Utah and the West" (U Utah Press, 2020)

During the early 1970s, a movement of rank-and-file coal miners rose up in Appalachia to challenge mine bosses and stodgy union officials...


 2020-05-06  58m

episode 49: Patrick M. Condon, "Five Rules for Tomorrow’s Cities" (Island Press, 2020)

How we design our cities over the next four decades will be critical for our planet...


 2020-04-29  57m

episode 193: Leslie M. Harris, "Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies" (U Georgia Press, 2019)

How involved with slavery were American universities? And what does their involvement mean for us?


 2020-04-28  59m

episode 318: Chris Courtney, "The Nature of Disaster in China: The 1931 Yangzi River Flood" (Cambridge UP, 2018)

Almost 90 years ago Wuhan was at the epicentre of a major flood which, while being quite a different kind of disaster from today’s pandemic, similarly laid bare the complexities of the society which sought to deal with it.


 2020-04-28  1h1m

episode 75: A. B. Chastain and T. W. Lorek, "Itineraries of Expertise: Science, Technology, and the Environment in Latin America" (U Pittsburgh Press, 2020)

The essays in this volume reshape our understanding of Latin America's Long Cold War.


 2020-04-23  48m

episode 74: Jacob Blanc, "Before the Flood: The Itaipu Dam and the Visibility of Rural Brazil" (Duke UP, 2019)

Blanc tells the story of the the Itaipu dam, a massive hydroelectric complex built on the Brazil-Paraguay border in the 1970s and 1980s...


 2020-04-22  50m

episode 48: Phoebe Lickwar and Roxi Thoren, "Farmscape: The Design of Productive Landscapes" (Routledge, 2020)

Lickwar and Thoren situate agriculture as a design practice, using a wide range of international case studies and analytical essays to propose lessons for contemporary landscape architects who are interested in integrating agriculture into their designs


 2020-04-21  58m

episode 248: Jodi Hilty, "Corridor Ecology: Linking Landscapes for Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Adaptation" (Island Press, 2019)

Hilty and her co-authors expand on concepts and practices important to maintaining and restoring land connectivity...


 2020-04-20  54m