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Ducktown SmokeThe Fight over One of the South's Greatest Environmental Disasters

Ducktown Smoke: The Fight over One of the South's Greatest Environmental Disasters

Duncan Maysilles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834596
eISBN:
9781469603155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877937_maysilles
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

It is hard to make a desert in a place that receives sixty inches of rain each year. After decades of copper mining, however, all that remained of the old hardwood forests in the Ducktown Mining ... More

Earth System GovernanceWorld Politics in the Anthropocene

Earth System Governance: World Politics in the Anthropocene

Frank Biermann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028226
eISBN:
9780262322928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028226.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Humans are no longer spectators who need to adapt to their natural environment. Our impact on the earth has caused changes that are outside the range of natural variability and are equivalent to such ... More

Engaging the EverydayEnvironmental Social Criticism and the Resonance Dilemma

Engaging the Everyday: Environmental Social Criticism and the Resonance Dilemma

John M. Meyer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028905
eISBN:
9780262327107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028905.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Addresses a central dilemma facing efforts to promote environmental sustainability: while environmental challenges including climate change threaten the very fabric of our lives, ambitious efforts to ... More

Engineering NatureWater, Development, and the Global Spread of American Environmental Expertise

Engineering Nature: Water, Development, and the Global Spread of American Environmental Expertise

Jessica B. Teisch

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834435
eISBN:
9781469603513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878019_teisch
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Focusing on globalization in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this book examines the processes by which American water and mining engineers who rose to prominence during and after ... More

Ensuring Greater Yellowstone's FutureChoices for Leaders and Citizens

Ensuring Greater Yellowstone's Future: Choices for Leaders and Citizens

Susan G. Clark

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124224
eISBN:
9780300145038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124224.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Yellowstone, one of America's most special places, has a special responsibility for its people to whom its management is entrusted. The federal government manages the park itself and much of the ... More

Ethical Adaptation to Climate ChangeHuman Virtues of the Future

Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change: Human Virtues of the Future

Allen Thompson and Jeremy Bendik-Keymer (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017534
eISBN:
9780262301541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017534.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Predictions about global climate change have produced both stark scenarios of environmental catastrophe and purportedly pragmatic ideas about adaptation. This book takes a different perspective, ... More

Every Farm a FactoryThe Industrial Ideal in American Agriculture

Every Farm a Factory: The Industrial Ideal in American Agriculture

Deborah Fitzgerald

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088137
eISBN:
9780300133417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088137.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book traces the diffusion of industrial agriculture by looking closely at the main components of this process in its first generation, between 1918 and 1930. The story begins in 1918 because a ... More

Facing Climate ChangeAn Integrated Path to the Future

Facing Climate Change: An Integrated Path to the Future

Jeffrey T. Kiehl

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231177184
eISBN:
9780231541169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177184.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Facing Climate Change explains why people refuse to accept evidence of a warming planet and shows how to move past partisanship to reach a consensus for action. A climate scientist and licensed ... More

Failed PromisesEvaluating the Federal Government's Response to Environmental Justice

Failed Promises: Evaluating the Federal Government's Response to Environmental Justice

David M. Konisky (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028837
eISBN:
9780262327138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028837.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book provides the first comprehensive assessment of the federal government’s implementation of environmental justice policy. Decades of scholarly research has demonstrated that low-income and ... More

Farmers' BountyLocating Crop Diversity in the Contemporary World

Farmers' Bounty: Locating Crop Diversity in the Contemporary World

Stephen B. Brush

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100495
eISBN:
9780300130140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100495.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book defines the dimensions of crop diversity and questions surrounding it. Understanding the nature of crop diversity and its fate in the modern world is an international scientific enterprise ... More

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