New Books in Environmental Studies

Interviews with Environmental Scientists about their New Books

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John R. Gillis, "The Human Shore: Seacoasts in History" (University of Chicago Press, 2012)


Americans are moving to the ocean. Every year, more and more Americans move to–or are born in– the coasts and fewer and fewer remain in–or are born in–the interior. The United States began as a coastal nation; it’s become one…


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 2014-02-26  55m
 
 

Eduardo Kohn, "How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology beyond the Human" (University of California Press, 2013)


When you open Eduardo Kohn‘s How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology beyond the Human (University of California Press, 2013), you are entering a forest of dreams: the dreams of dogs and men, dreams about policemen and peccaries, dreams prophetic…


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 2014-02-09  1h9m
 
 

John Waldman, "Running Silver: Restoring Atlantic Rivers and Their Great Fish Migrations" (Lyons Press, 2013)


When it comes to understanding why our planet’s biodiversity is declining so precipitously, no phrase has as much explanatory power as "shifting baselines"  — as essayist Derrick Jensen put it, "[T]he process of becoming accustomed to, and accepting as…


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 2014-01-16  44m
 
 

Michael J. Hathaway, "Environmental Winds: Making the Global in Southwest China" (University of California Press, 2013)


Globalization is locally specific: global connectivity looks different from place to place. Given that, how are global connections made? And why do they happen so differently in different places? In Environmental Winds: Making the Global in Southwest C...


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 2013-12-28  1h13m
 
 

Brian Allen Drake, "Loving Nature, Fearing the State" (University of Washington Press, 2013)


What do Barry Goldwater, Edward Abbey, and Henry David Thoreau have in common? On the surface, they would seem to be at opposite ends of the ideological spectrum. As Brian Allen Drake shows, however, environmental concerns often brought together public…


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 2013-10-04  36m
 
 

Kate Brown, "Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters" (Oxford UP, 2013)


Kate Brown‘s Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters (Oxford University Press, 2013) is a tale of two atomic cities–one in the US (Richland, Washington) and one in the Soviet Union (Ozersk,


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 2013-09-11  54m
 
 

Michael Ruse, "The Gaia Hypothesis: Science on a Pagan Planet" (University of Chicago Press, 2013)


In The Gaia Hypothesis: Science on a Pagan Planet (University of Chicago Press, 2013), Michael Ruse offers a fascinating history of the Gaia Hypothesis in the context of the transformations of professional and public engagements with science and techno...


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 2013-09-08  1h9m
 
 

Clive Hamilton, "Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering" (Yale UP, 2013)


It’s getting warmer, there ain’t no doubt about it. What are we going to do? Most folks say we should cut back on bad things like carbon emissions. That would probably be a good idea. The trouble is we would…


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 2013-06-20  32m
 
 

Jessica Teisch, "Engineering Nature: Water Development and the Global Spread of American Environmental Expertise" (UNC Press, 2011)


Jessica Teisch‘s new book Engineering Nature: Water Development and the Global Spread of American Environmental Expertise (University of North Carolina Press, 2011) examines the ways that Californian engineers attempted to reshape their world in the la...


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 2012-06-15  32m
 
 

Jen Huntley, "The Making of Yosemite: James Mason Hutchings and the Origins of America’s Most Popular National Park" (UP of Kansas, 2011)


I used to hike in and around Yosemite National Park. To me (and I imagine thousands of other visitors), Yosemite was the embodiment of "nature," something grand, pristine, and, well "natural." Of course there is a sense in which that…


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 2012-04-20  1h7m