New Books in Environmental Studies

Interviews with Environmental Scientists about their New Books

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 53m. Bisher sind 225 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts

episode 221: Cara New Daggett, "Birth of Energy: Fossil Fuels, Thermodynamics, and the Politics of Work" (Duke UP, 2019)

Daggett suggests that reassessing our relationships with fossil fuels in the face of climate change also requires that we rethink the concept of energy itself...


 2019-11-04  43m

episode 2: Elena Past, "Italian Ecocinema: Beyond the Human" (Indiana UP, 2019)

Past studies a complex of issues surrounding on-location films made in Italy and the way their production leaves lasting, material traces on the environment...


 2019-11-04  1h5m

episode 45: Kathryn Conrad on University Press Publishing

What do university presses do, and how do they do it?


 2019-11-03  40m

episode 637: David Biggs, "Footprints of War: Militarized Landscapes in Vietnam" (U Washington Press, 2018)

By now we all know that Vietnam is a country, not a war. But how have decades, and even centuries, of war impacted the land of this southeast Asian nation?


 2019-10-31  1h12m

episode 81: J. Neuhaus, "Geeky Pedagogy: A Guide for Intellectuals, Introverts, and Nerds Who Want to Be Effective Teachers" (West Virginia UP, 2019)

The things that make people academics do not necessarily make them good teachers...


 2019-10-24  32m

episode 219: Ann Elias, "Coral Empire: Underwater Oceans, Colonial Tropics, Visual Modernity" (Duke UP, 2019)

With the threats of sea water warming and ocean acidification, coral reefs have become both a fire alarm and a barometer for the dangers of human induced climate change...


 2019-10-24  45m

episode 45: Valerie Olson, "Into the Extreme: U.S. Environmental Systems and Politics Beyond Earth" (U Minnesota Press, 2019)

Olson talks about why the idea of outer space as a “frontier” is giving way to one that frames it as a cosmic ecosystem...


 2019-10-18  36m

episode 43: Andrew C. Baker, "Bulldozer Revolutions: A Rural History of the Metropolitan South" (U Georgia Press, 2018)

Baker focuses his gaze on the rural counties that underwent significant social, cultural, political, and environmental change as southern cities expanded after World War II...


 2019-10-18  56m

episode 40: David D. Vail, "Chemical Lands: Pesticides, Aerial Spraying, and Health in North America’s Grasslands since 1945" (U Alabama Press, 2019)

Over fifty years ago, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring (1962) scolded the agricultural industry for its profligate spread of “poison” and pesticides “indiscriminately from the skies"...


 2019-10-15  38m

episode 218: Elizabeth DeLoughrey, "Allegories of the Anthropocene" (Duke UP, 2019)

DeLoughrey argues that the cosmopolitan position on Global Warming is in truth a provincial one limited to privileged circles in the Global North...


 2019-10-15  36m