Environmental History Week 2023

Discover the rich and fascinating stories of our planet’s past with our collection of environmental history books that will take you on a journey through humankind’s relationship with the natural world. Explore the history of conservation and environmental activism, traverse the outdoors with useful field guides, and delve into the latest research on climate change and sustainability. Our books are sure to educate and inspire, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to deepen your understanding of our planet’s past and present.

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Life

A Journey through Science and Politics

Paul R. Ehrlich

Hardcover

$30.00

Confronting Climate Gridlock

How Diplomacy, Technology, and Policy Can Unlock a Clean Energy Future

Daniel S. Cohan, Michael E. Webber

Paperback

$22.00

Trees Are Shape Shifters

How Cultivation, Climate Change, and Disaster Create Landscapes

Andrew S. Mathews

Paperback

$37.50

A World Without Soil

The Past, Present, and Precarious Future of the Earth Beneath Our Feet

Jo Handelsman, Kayla Cohen

Hardcover

$28.00

A Better Planet

Forty Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future

Daniel C. Esty, Ingrid C. Burke

Paperback

$21.00

Wild Visions

Wilderness as Image and Idea

Ben A Minteer, Mark Klett, Stephen J. Pyne, Roderick Frazier Nash

Hardcover

$40.00

How I Became a Tree

Sumana Roy

Paperback

$16.00

Big World, Small Planet

Abundance within Planetary Boundaries

Johan Rockström, Mattias Klum, Peter Miller

Hardcover

$29.00

Water 4.0

The Past, Present, and Future of the World's Most Vital Resource

David Sedlak

Paperback

$19.00

A Blue New Deal

Why We Need a New Politics for the Ocean

Chris Armstrong

Hardcover

$30.00

Breakpoint

Reckoning with America's Environmental Crises

Jeremy B. C. Jackson, Steve Chapple

Paperback

$19.00

Drawn to Nature

Gilbert White and the Artists

Simon Martin, David Attenborough, Virginia Woolf

Hardcover

$35.00

Ecology of Dakota Landscapes

Past, Present, and Future

W. Carter Johnson, Dennis H. Knight

Paperback

$45.00

The Human Planet

How We Created the Anthropocene

Simon L. Lewis, Mark A. Maslin

Paperback

$20.00

Islands and Cultures

How Pacific Islands Provide Paths toward Sustainability

Kamanamaikalani Beamer, Te Maire Tau, Peter M. Vitousek

Paperback

$35.00

Moving Crops and the Scales of History

Francesca Bray, Barbara Hahn, John Bosco Lourdusamy, Tiago Saraiva

Hardcover

$40.00

Why Food Matters

Paul Freedman

Paperback

$17.00

The Long Land War

The Global Struggle for Occupancy Rights

Jo Guldi

Hardcover

$40.00

Security and Conservation

The Politics of the Illegal Wildlife Trade

Rosaleen Duffy

Hardcover

$35.00

Our Common Ground

A History of America's Public Lands

John D. Leshy

Hardcover

$45.00

The King's Harvest

A Political Ecology of China from the First Farmers to the First Empire

Brian Lander

Hardcover

$40.00

The Yellow River

A Natural and Unnatural History

Ruth Mostern

Hardcover

$35.00

Strange Natures

Conservation in the Era of Synthetic Biology

Kent H. Redford, William M. Adams

Hardcover

$32.50

Becoming Organic

Nature and Agriculture in the Indian Himalaya

Shaila Seshia Galvin

Hardcover

$65.00

Coral Reefs

Majestic Realms under the Sea

Peter F. Sale

Hardcover

$28.50

A Field Guide to the Mid-Atlantic Coast

Including the Jersey Shore, Cape May, Delaware Bay, the Delmarva Peninsula, and the Outer Banks

Patrick J. Lynch

Paperback

$27.50

Adapting to Climate Change

Markets and the Management of an Uncertain Future

Matthew E. Kahn

Hardcover

$30.00

American Covenant

National Parks, Their Promise, and Our Nation's Future

Michael A Soukup, Gary E Machlis

Hardcover

$25.00

Bird versus Bulldozer

A Quarter-Century Conservation Battle in a Biodiversity Hotspot

Audrey L. Mayer

Hardcover

$30.00

Bitter Shade

The Ecological Challenge of Human Consciousness

Michael R. Dove

Hardcover

$38.00

We Alone

How Humans Have Conquered the Planet and Can Also Save It

David Western

Hardcover

$32.00

A Brief Natural History of Civilization

Why a Balance Between Cooperation & Competition Is Vital to Humanity

Mark Bertness

Hardcover

$30.00

The Anthropocene and the Humanities

From Climate Change to a New Age of Sustainability

Carolyn Merchant

Hardcover

$26.00

Managing the Environment, Managing Ourselves

A History of American Environmental Policy

Richard N. L. Andrews

Paperback

$50.00

Forests Adrift

Currents Shaping the Future of Northeastern Trees

Charles D. Canham

Hardcover

$30.00

In Search of Meadowlarks

Birds, Farms, and Food in Harmony with the Land

John M. Marzluff

Hardcover

$30.00

Into Wild Mongolia

George B. Schaller

Hardcover

$30.00

Nature Underfoot

Living with Beetles, Crabgrass, Fruit Flies, and Other Tiny Life Around Us

John Hainze, Angela Mele

Hardcover

$30.00

Learning Science

The Value of Crafting Engagement in Science Environments

Barbara Schneider, Joseph Krajcik, Jari Lavonen, Katariina Salmela-Aro, Margaret J. Geller

Hardcover

$33.00

Patch Atlas

Integrating Design Practices and Ecological Knowledge for Cities as Complex Systems

Victoria J. Marshall, Mary L. Cadenasso, Brian P. McGrath, Steward T. A. Pickett

Paperback

$50.00

Climate Change from the Streets

How Conflict and Collaboration Strengthen the Environmental Justice Movement

Michael Mendez

Hardcover

$33.00

Memory Lands

King Philip's War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast

Christine M. DeLucia

Paperback

$32.00

On the Backs of Tortoises

Darwin, the Galapagos, and the Fate of an Evolutionary Eden

Elizabeth Hennessy

Hardcover

$32.00

Science for the Sustainable City

Empirical Insights from the Baltimore School of Urban Ecology

Steward T. A. Pickett, Mary L. Cadenasso, J. Morgan Grove, Elena G. Irwin, Emma J. Rosi, Christopher M. Swan

Paperback

$33.00

On the Trail

A History of American Hiking

Silas Chamberlin

Paperback

$19.00

People and the Land through Time

Linking Ecology and History

Emily W. B. (Russell) Southgate

Paperback

$44.00

Endless Novelties of Extraordinary Interest

The Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger and the Birth of Modern Oceanography

Doug Macdougall

Hardcover

$20.00

Nature Strange and Beautiful

How Living Beings Evolved and Made the Earth a Home

Egbert Giles Leigh, Christian Ziegler

Hardcover

$31.00

Maroon Nation

A History of Revolutionary Haiti

Johnhenry Gonzalez

Hardcover

$44.00

Nature's Giants

The Biology and Evolution of the World's Largest Lifeforms

Graeme D. Ruxton, Norman Owen-Smith

Hardcover

$37.00

Natural Encounters

Biking, Hiking, and Birding Through the Seasons

Bruce M. Beehler, John C Anderton

Hardcover

$33.00

Contested Territory

Dien Bien Phu and the Making of Northwest Vietnam

Christian C. Lentz

Hardcover

$39.00

Sustaining Lake Superior

An Extraordinary Lake in a Changing World

Nancy Langston

Paperback

$27.00

A Field Guide to Cape Cod

Including Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island, and Eastern Long Island

Patrick J. Lynch

Paperback

$30.00

Thirst for Power

Energy, Water, and Human Survival

Michael E. Webber

Paperback

$22.00

Dangerous Years

Climate Change, the Long Emergency, and the Way Forward

David W. Orr

Paperback

$19.00

The Structure and Dynamics of Human Ecosystems

Toward a Model for Understanding and Action

William R. Burch, Gary E Machlis, Jo Ellen Force

Hardcover

$50.00

The City of Tomorrow

Sensors, Networks, Hackers, and the Future of Urban Life

Carlo Ratti, Matthew Claudel

Hardcover

$21.00

The Bet

Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth's Future

Paul Sabin

Paperback

$19.00

Emerald City

An Environmental History of Seattle

Matthew Klingle

Paperback

$29.00

High and Dry

Meeting the Challenges of the World’s Growing Dependence on Groundwater

William M. Alley, Rosemarie Alley

Hardcover

$32.00

The Nature of Tomorrow

A History of the Environmental Future

Michael Rawson

Hardcover

$30.00

The Long, Long Life of Trees

Fiona Stafford

Paperback

$18.00

A Field Guide to Long Island Sound

Coastal Habitats, Plant Life, Fish, Seabirds, Marine Mammals, and Other Wildlife

Patrick J. Lynch

Paperback

$30.00

A Meeting of Land and Sea

Nature and the Future of Martha’s Vineyard

David R. Foster, Brian R. Hall

Hardcover

$42.00

Climate Diplomacy from Rio to Paris

The Effort to Contain Global Warming

William Sweet

Paperback

$20.00

Natural Capital

Valuing the Planet

Dieter Helm

Paperback

$17.00

The Narrow Edge

A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey

Deborah Cramer

Paperback

$15.00

A Question of Balance

Weighing the Options on Global Warming Policies

William D. Nordhaus

Paperback

$30.00

Global Crisis

War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century

Geoffrey Parker

Paperback

$27.50

Saving the World's Deciduous Forests

Ecological Perspectives from East Asia, North America, and Europe

Robert A. Askins

Hardcover

$39.00

The Future of Nature

Documents of Global Change

Libby Robin, Sverker Sörlin, Paul Warde

Paperback

$39.00

Prosperity in the Fossil-Free Economy

Cooperatives and the Design of Sustainable Businesses

Melissa K Scanlan

Hardcover

$40.00

Better Business

How the B Corp Movement Is Remaking Capitalism

Christopher Marquis

Paperback

$20.00


Also of Interest:

Implication
An Ecocritical Dictionary for Art History
Alan C. Braddock

Ecocriticism is an interdisciplinary mode of inquiry that examines the environmental significance of art, literature, and other creative endeavors. In Implication: An Ecocritical Dictionary for Art History, Alan C. Braddock, a pioneer in art historical ecocriticism, presents a fascinating group of key terms and case studies to demonstrate that all art is ecological in its interconnectedness with the world.
 
The book adopts a dictionary-style format, although not in a conventional sense. Drawing inspiration from French surrealist writer Georges Bataille, this dictionary presents carefully selected words that link art history to the environmental humanities—not only ecocriticism, but also environmental history, science, politics, and critical animal studies. A wide array of creative works from different cultures and time periods reveal the import of these terms and the inescapable entanglement of art with ecology. Ancient Roman mosaics, Song dynasty Taihu rocks, a Tlaxcalan lienzo, early modern European engravings and altarpieces, a Kongo dibondo, nineteenth-century landscape paintings by African American artist Edward Mitchell Bannister, French Impressionist urban scenes, and contemporary activist art, among other works, here disclose the intrinsic ecological conditions of art.


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