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Wild CapitalNature's Economic and Ecological Wealth

Wild Capital: Nature's Economic and Ecological Wealth

Barbara K. Jones

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683401049
eISBN:
9781683401728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401049.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

How we determine what is nature, what is wild, or even what in nature is worth protecting occurs through our human perspective. Whether it is a charismatic manatee or a majestic redwood, we care ... More

Discerning ExpertsThe Practices of Scientific Assessment for Environmental Policy

Discerning Experts: The Practices of Scientific Assessment for Environmental Policy

Michael Oppenheimer, Naomi Oreskes, Dale Jamieson, Keynyn Brysse, Jessica O'Reilly, Matthew Shindell, and Milena Wazeck

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226601960
eISBN:
9780226602158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226602158.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Societies have long turned to experts for advice on controversial matters, but in the past, the arrangements to solicit expert advice were largely ad hoc. In recent years we have witnessed the ... More

The Water ParadoxOvercoming the Global Crisis in Water Management

The Water Paradox: Overcoming the Global Crisis in Water Management

Edward B. Barbier

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300224436
eISBN:
9780300240573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300224436.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Water is essential to life, yet humankind's relationship with water is complex. For millennia, we have perceived it as abundant and easily accessible. But water shortages are fast becoming a ... More

Abundant EarthToward an Ecological Civilization

Abundant Earth: Toward an Ecological Civilization

Eileen Crist

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226596778
eISBN:
9780226596945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226596945.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Abundant Earth documents the loss of biodiversity underway and lays out the drivers of this destruction. It goes beyond the litany of causes—a growing population, rising livestock numbers, expanding ... More

Coral WhisperersScientists on the Brink

Coral Whisperers: Scientists on the Brink

Irus Braverman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520298842
eISBN:
9780520970830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298842.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Coral Whisperers captures a key moment in the history of coral reef science and of environmental conservation at large. Drawing on more than one hundred interviews,the book documents the physical, ... More

Frog Pond PhilosophyEssays on the Relationship Between Humans and Nature

Frog Pond Philosophy: Essays on the Relationship Between Humans and Nature

Strachan Donnelley

Ceara Donnelley and Bruce Jennings (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813167275
eISBN:
9780813175669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167275.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Frog Pond Philosophy explores ways of thinking “humans” and “nature” together so as to provide a philosophical and ethical alternative to the separation of human being and the rest of natural being ... More

City of Forests, City of FarmsSustainability Planning for New York City's Nature

City of Forests, City of Farms: Sustainability Planning for New York City's Nature

Lindsay K. Campbell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501707506
eISBN:
9781501714795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707506.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book begins with the question of why PlaNYC2030—New York City’s municipal, long-term sustainability plan, launched during the Mayor Michael Bloomberg administration—had a robust urban forestry ... More

Conceptual Innovation in Environmental Policy

Conceptual Innovation in Environmental Policy

James Meadowcroft and Daniel J. Fiorino (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036580
eISBN:
9780262341585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036580.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Concepts are thought categories through which we apprehend the world; they enable, but also constrain, reasoning and debate and serve as building blocks for more elaborate arguments. This book traces ... More

The East CountryAlmanac Tales of Valley and Shore

The East Country: Almanac Tales of Valley and Shore

Jules Pretty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709333
eISBN:
9781501709340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709333.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book is a work of creative nonfiction in which the acclaimed author integrates memoir, natural history, cultural critique, and spiritual reflection into a single compelling narrative. The book ... More

Our Oldest TaskMaking Sense of Our Place in Nature

Our Oldest Task: Making Sense of Our Place in Nature

Eric T. Freyfogle

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226326399
eISBN:
9780226326429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226326429.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Our environmental ills are due to the ways we interact with nature, variously using it appropriately and abusing it. These interactions, in turn, are much influenced by—their root causes are found ... More

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