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Scientists Debate GaiaThe Next Century

Scientists Debate Gaia: The Next Century

Stephen H. Schneider, James R. Miller, Eileen Crist, and Penelope J. Boston (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262194983
eISBN:
9780262283182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262194983.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This is a multidisciplinary reexamination of the Gaia hypothesis, which was introduced by James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis in the early 1970s. The Gaia hypothesis holds that Earth’s physical and ... More

Sharing CitiesA Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities

Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities

Duncan McLaren and Julian Agyeman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029728
eISBN:
9780262329705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029728.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The book makes a case for understanding cities as shared spaces and venues for collaboration; and proposes policies and practices to share cities fairly. It argues that with modern technologies the ... More

Spare the Birds!George Bird Grinnell and the First Audubon Society

Spare the Birds!: George Bird Grinnell and the First Audubon Society

Carolyn Merchant

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215458
eISBN:
9780300224924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215458.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

In 1887, a year after founding the Audubon Society, explorer and conservationist George Bird Grinnell launched The Audubon Magazine. The magazine constituted one of the first efforts to preserve bird ... More

State and EnvironmentThe Comparative Study of Environmental Governance

State and Environment: The Comparative Study of Environmental Governance

Andreas Duit (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027120
eISBN:
9780262323871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027120.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Many recent studies on environmental governance focus on either the micro-level (the local and the individual) or the macro-level (the global) while neglecting governance at the nation-state level. ... More

SwamplifePeople, Gators, and Mangroves Entangled in the Everglades

Swamplife: People, Gators, and Mangroves Entangled in the Everglades

Laura A. Ogden

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670260
eISBN:
9781452947372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670260.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Little in North America is wilder than the Florida Everglades—a landscape of frightening reptiles, exotic plants in profusion, swarms of mosquitoes, and unforgiving heat. And yet, even from the early ... More

Thinking like a MallEnvironmental Philosophy after the End of Nature

Thinking like a Mall: Environmental Philosophy after the End of Nature

Steven Vogel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029100
eISBN:
9780262326988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029100.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Environmental theory would be better off if it eschewed the concept of “nature” entirely. The concept is too ambiguous and potentially politically dangerous, while as McKibben and others have argued, ... More

Transparency in Global Environmental GovernanceCritical Perspectives

Transparency in Global Environmental Governance: Critical Perspectives

Aarti Gupta and Michael Mason (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027410
eISBN:
9780262320856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027410.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Transparency—commonly understood as openness and greater availability of information—is increasinglyseen as part of the solution to a complex array of economic, political, and ethical problems in an ... More

Trash AnimalsHow We Live with Nature's Filthy, Feral, Invasive, and Unwanted Species

Trash Animals: How We Live with Nature's Filthy, Feral, Invasive, and Unwanted Species

Kelsi Nagy and Phillip David Johnson II (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680542
eISBN:
9781452947129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680542.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Trash Animals, a collection of essays by a wide range of environmental writers, examines relationships between humans and wildlife deemed filthy, feral, unwanted, problematic, invasive or worthless. ... More

Why Conservation Is Failing and How It Can Regain Ground

Why Conservation Is Failing and How It Can Regain Ground

Eric Freyfogle

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110401
eISBN:
9780300133295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110401.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This book examines different aspects of land conservation. Using land in its broadest ecological sense, to include not just soils but wildlife, water, ecological processes, and humans, it approaches ... More

WildnessRelations of People and Place

Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Gavin Van Horn and John Hausdoerffer (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226444666
eISBN:
9780226444970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444970.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Exploring how people can become attuned to the wild community of life and also contribute to the well-being of the wild places in which we live, work, and play, Wildness brings together esteemed ... More

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