New Books in Environmental Studies

Interviews with Environmental Scientists about their New Books

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Thom van Dooren, "Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction" (Columbia UP, 2014)

Thom van Dooren‘s new book is an absolute must-read. (I was going to qualify that with a "…for anyone who…" and realized that it really needs no qualification.) Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction (Columbia…


 2015-04-17  1h1m

David A. Pietz, "Yellow River: The Problem of Water in Modern China" (Harvard UP, 2015)

David A. Pietz‘s new book argues that China’s water challenges are historically grounded, and that these historical realities are not going to disappear anytime soon. Using a careful history of water and environmental management to inform our understan...


 2015-04-06  1h7m

Carolyn Finney, "Black Faces, White Spaces" (UNC Press, 2014)

Geographer Carolyn Finney wrote Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors (University of North Carolina Press, 2014), out of a frustration with the dominant environmental discourse that,


 2015-03-17  1h22m

Edmund Russell, "Evolutionary History: Uniting History and Biology to Understand Life on Earth" (

Evolution is among the most powerful ideas in the natural sciences. Indeed, the evolutionary theorist Theodosius Dobzhansky famously said nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution. Yet despite its central place in the life science...


 2015-03-11  48m

Sally Weintrobe, "Engaging with Climate Change: Psychoanalytic and Interdisciplinary Perspectives" (Routledge, 2012)

How up to date are you on the projected impact of climate change on human civilization in the next 100 years? Once you look at latest predictions, quickly come back and listen to this interview with Sally Weintrobe, because she…


 2015-02-11  42m

Robert Cribb, Helen Gilbert, Helen Tiffin, "Wild Man from Borneo: A Cultural History of the Orangutan" (U of Hawaii Press, 2014)

Robert Cribb and his co-authors Helen Gilbert and Helen Tiffin have together drawn on the resources of history, literature, film, science, and cultural theory to write Wild Man from Borneo: A Cultural History of the Orangutan (University of Hawaii Press,…


 2015-01-15  58m

Matthew Huber, "Lifeblood: Oil, Freedom, and the Forces of Capital" (U of Minnesota Press, 2013)

Lifeblood: Oil, Freedom, and the Forces of Capital (University of Minnesota Press, 2013) is an incisive look into how oil permeates our lives and helped shape American politics during the twentieth century. Author Matthew Huber shows the crucial role oil…


 2014-10-17  41m

Tariq Jazeel, "Sacred Modernity: Nature, Environment, and the Postcolonial Geographies of Sri Lankan Nationhood" (Liverpool UP, 2013)

Ruhuna National Park and ‘tropical modernism’ architecture are aesthetically analysed in Sacred Modernity: Nature, Environment, and the Postcolonial Geographies of Sri Lankan Nationhood (Liverpool University Press, 2013) by Tariq Jazeel.


 2014-10-16  1h6m

William Viney, "Waste: A Philosophy of Things" (Bloomsbury, 2014)

What is waste? William Viney‘s Waste: A Philosophy of Things (Bloomsbury, 2014) explores the meaning of waste across a variety of contexts, including literature, sculpture and architecture. The text begins by stressing the importance of time to our und...


 2014-10-15  37m

Heather Menzies, "Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good: A Memoir and Manifesto" (New Society Publishers, 2014)

The Canadian author and scholar, Heather Menzies, has written a book about the journey she took to the highlands of Scotland in search of her ancestral roots. In Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good: A Memoir & Manifesto …


 2014-10-06  43m