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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

Acceptable EvidenceScience and Values in Risk Management

Acceptable Evidence: Science and Values in Risk Management

Deborah G. Mayo and Rachelle D. Hollander (eds)

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195089295
eISBN:
9780197560556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195089295.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

Discussions of science and values in risk management have largely focused on how values enter into arguments about risks, that is, issues of acceptable risk. Instead this volume concentrates on ... More

After the FiresThe Ecology of Change in Yellowstone National Park

After the Fires: The Ecology of Change in Yellowstone National Park

Linda L. Wallace (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100488
eISBN:
9780300127751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100488.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This book presents the history and aftereffects of the fires of 1988 that swept through the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem (GYE) describes the chronology of the fires, the areas burned, and the extent ... More

The American West at RiskScience, Myths, and Politics of Land Abuse and Recovery

The American West at Risk: Science, Myths, and Politics of Land Abuse and Recovery

Howard G. Wilshire, Richard W. Hazlett, and Jane E. Nielson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195142051
eISBN:
9780197561782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195142051.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

The American West at Risk summarizes the dominant human-generated environmental challenges in the 11 contiguous arid western United States - America's legendary, even mythical, frontier. When ... More

Backpacking with the SaintsWilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice

Backpacking with the Saints: Wilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice

Belden C. Lane

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199927814
eISBN:
9780197563274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199927814.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

Carrying only basic camping equipment and a collection of the world's great spiritual writings, Belden C. Lane embarks on solitary spiritual treks through the Ozarks and across the American ... More

The Baltimore School of Urban EcologySpace, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities

The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities

J. Morgan Grove, Mary Cadenasso, Steward Pickett, and Gary Machlis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300101133
eISBN:
9780300217865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101133.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The first “urban century” in history has arrived: a majority of the world's population now resides in cities and their surrounding suburbs. Urban expansion marches on, and the planning and design of ... More

BannedA History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology

Banned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology

Frederick Rowe Davis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300205176
eISBN:
9780300210378
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205176.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Rachel Carson's eloquent book Silent Spring stands as one of the most important books of the twentieth century and inspired important and long-lasting changes in environmental science and government ... More

Belonging on an IslandBirds, Extinction, and Evolution in Hawai'i

Belonging on an Island: Birds, Extinction, and Evolution in Hawai'i

Daniel Lewis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300229646
eISBN:
9780300235463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300229646.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

A lively, rich natural history of Hawaiian birds that challenges existing ideas about what constitutes biocultural nativeness and belonging, this natural history takes readers on a thousand-year ... More

Between Preservation and ExploitationTransnational Advocacy Networks and Conservation in Developing Countries

Between Preservation and Exploitation: Transnational Advocacy Networks and Conservation in Developing Countries

Kemi Fuentes-George

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034289
eISBN:
9780262333924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034289.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

When are transnational networks likely to convince policymakers in developing countries to adopt potentially costly environmental regulations for the good of managing biodiversity? Since most of the ... More

Beyond EngineeringHow Society Shapes Technology

Beyond Engineering: How Society Shapes Technology

Robert Pool

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195107722
eISBN:
9780197561027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195107722.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

We have long recognized technology as a driving force behind much historical and cultural change. The invention of the printing press initiated the Reformation. The development of the compass ... More

Beyond the Tragedy in Global Fisheries

Beyond the Tragedy in Global Fisheries

D. G. Webster

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029551
eISBN:
9780262329972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029551.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This book delves into the evolution of marine fisheries governance from early times to the present, showing how responsive governance works—or fails to work—in settings ranging from small-scale ... More

Big Questions in Ecology and Evolution

Big Questions in Ecology and Evolution

Thomas N. Sherratt and David M. Wilkinson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199548606
eISBN:
9780191917769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199548606.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Why do we age? Why cooperate? Why do so many species engage in sex? Why do the tropics have so many species? When did humans start to affect world climate? This book provides an introduction to a ... More

Bird on FireLessons from the World's Least Sustainable City

Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World's Least Sustainable City

Andrew Ross

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199828265
eISBN:
9780197563205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199828265.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

Phoenix, Arizona is one of America's fastest growing metropolitan regions. It is also its least sustainable one, sprawling over a thousand square miles, with a population of four and a half ... More

The Birds at My TableWhy We Feed Wild Birds and Why It Matters

The Birds at My Table: Why We Feed Wild Birds and Why It Matters

Darryl Jones

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501710780
eISBN:
9781501710797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501710780.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Feeding wild birds in gardens and backyards is one of the most popular forms of interaction between humans and wild animals. Yet despite the enormous scale of this activity and the millions of people ... More

The Carbon Crunch

The Carbon Crunch

Dieter Helm

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300186598
eISBN:
9780300188646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300186598.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book explains the causes of climate change and who is responsible for it. It shows that the emissions keep going up, and that nothing of substance has yet been achieved after more than two ... More

The Changing Energy MixA Systematic Comparison of Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy

The Changing Energy Mix: A Systematic Comparison of Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy

Paul F. Meier

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190098391
eISBN:
9780190098421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190098391.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

The energy mix is changing, and renewable energy is growing in importance. If you were born before 1989, you lived in a United States where no electricity was generated from either wind or solar ... More

Chemicals without HarmPolicies for a Sustainable World

Chemicals without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World

Ken Geiser

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262012522
eISBN:
9780262327015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Thousands of synthetic chemicals are used to make our clothing, cosmetics, household products and electronic devices. However, many of these chemicals are hazardous and potentially dangerous to our ... More

Chocolate CrisisClimate Change and Other Threats to the Future of Cacao

Chocolate Crisis: Climate Change and Other Threats to the Future of Cacao

Dale Walters

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781683401674
eISBN:
9781683402343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401674.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chocolate is the center of a massive global industry worth billions of dollars annually, yet its future in our modern world is currently under threat. Here, Dale Walters discusses the problems posed ... More

Citizen SciencePublic Participation in Environmental Research

Citizen Science: Public Participation in Environmental Research

Janis L. Dickinson and Rick Bonney (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449116
eISBN:
9780801463952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449116.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Citizen science enlists members of the public to make and record useful observations, such as counting birds in their backyards. The large numbers of volunteers who participate in such projects ... 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

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