New Books in Environmental Studies

Interviews with Environmental Scientists about their New Books

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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

Robert Stolz, "Bad Water: Nature, Pollution, and Politics in Japan, 1870-1950″ (Duke UP, 2014)

Robert Stolz‘s new book explores the emergence of an environmental turn in modern Japan. Bad Water: Nature, Pollution; Politics in Japan, 1870-1950 (Duke University Press, 2014) guides readers through the unfolding of successive eco-historical periods ...


 2014-10-02  1h13m

James Nisbet, "Ecologies, Environments, and Energy Systems in Art of the 1960s and 1970s" (MIT Press, 2014)

It is a rare event when a dissertation focused on a single work yields a rich and fruitful account of an entire period. James Nisbet‘s new book, which began as a study of Walter De Maria’s 1977 Land Art…


 2014-09-10  57m

Silver Donald Cameron, "The Living Beach: Life, Death and Politics where the Land Meets the Sea" (Red Deer Press, 2014)

The acclaimed Canadian author Silver Donald Cameron writes that the idea for his newly reissued book, The Living Beach: Life, Death and Politics where the Land Meets the Sea (Red Deer Press, 2014), occurred to him when he was interviewing…


 2014-08-05  49m

Douglas M. Thompson, "The Quest for the Golden Trout: Environmental Loss and America’s Iconic Fish" (University Press of New England, 2013)

Earlier this spring, I drove to a small beaver pond near my home in Colorado, snapped together my fishing rod, and cast a silver lure into the pond’s crystalline waters. Within twenty minutes, I’d caught dinner: a pair of glittering…


 2014-06-17  40m

John L. Brooke, "Climate Change and the Course of Global History: A Rough Journey" (Cambridge UP, 2014)

Climate change is in the news a lot today. There seems to be little doubt that it’s getting warmer and that, should present trends continue, the warming trend will have "historical" consequences. Things are going to change. Ever thus. As …


 2014-06-04  1h5m

Elizabeth Kolbert, "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History" (Henry Holt, 2014)

The paleontologist Michael Benton describes a mass extinction event as a time when "vast swaths of the tree of life are cut short, as if by crazed, axe wielding madmen." Elizabeth Kolbert‘s new book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural …


 2014-04-19  54m

Jon Mooallem, "Wild Ones" (Pengiun, 2013)

Jon Mooallem‘s book Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals In America (Penguin, 2013) is a tour of a few places on the North American continent where animal species are on…


 2014-03-19  53m

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…


 2014-02-26  55m