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Understanding Gregory Bateson
Understanding Gregory Bateson (May 2008)
Mind, Beauty, and the Sacred Earth
Noel G. Charlton - Author

Introduction to Gregory Bateson’s unique perspective on the relationship of humanity to the natural world.

Gregory Bateson (1904–1980), anthropologist, psychologist, systems thinker, student of animal communication, and insightful environmentalist, was one of the most important holistic thinkers of the twentieth century. Noel G. Charlton offers this first truly accessible introduction to Bateson&rsquo...(Read More)
 
 
RiverTime
RiverTime (March 2008)
Ecotravel on the World's Rivers
Mary A. Hood - Author

Journeys on the world’s rivers, from a naturalist’s point of view.

In this engaging travelogue of our world’s rivers, great and small, poet and biologist Mary A. Hood reflects on rivers as creators of place. Recounting her journeys along portions of the Mississippi, the Danube, the Amazon, the Yangtze, the Ganges, the Nile, and a dozen small U.S. rivers, Hood weaves together natural history, current environmental and conservation i...(Read More)

 
 
Food, Farming, and Faith
Food, Farming, and Faith (March 2008)
Gary W. Fick - Author

Using scripture and science, a Christian agricultural scientist presents an ethic of farming that promotes good food and a healthy environment.

Food, Farming, and Faith looks at agricultural sustainability and Christianity. Using scripture and science, Gary W. Fick—a Christian agricultural scientist—demonstrates that faith can inform decisions about creating, managing, even consuming our food. Th...(Read More)
 
 
Implementation of Environmental Policies in Developing Countries
Implementation of Environmental Policies in Developing Countries (February 2008)
A Case of Protected Areas and Tourism in Brazil
José Antonio Puppim de Oliveira - Author

Uses Brazil as a case study of how governments implement environmental policies despite urgent needs for economic development.

Environmental policy implementation in developing countries faces a number of institutional obstacles. Using the case of protected areas and tourism development in the state of Bahia in northeastern Brazil, Jose Antonio Puppim de Oliveira explores how economic development interests tend t...(Read More)
 
 
The Fire Island National Seashore
The Fire Island National Seashore (February 2008)
A History
Lee E. Koppelman - Author
Seth Forman - Author

A comprehensive account of the history of the Fire Island National Seashore since its creation in 1964.

This book provides a comprehensive account of the establishment of the Fire Island National Seashore and its management from 1964 to the present. Located off of Long Island’s south shore, Fire Island is one of only five national seashores in the national parks system. Focusing on the major policy issues ge...(Read More)
 
 
Environmental Values in Christian Art
Environmental Values in Christian Art (November 2007)
Susan Power Bratton - Author

Discusses the expression of environmental values in Christian art as it displaced pagan aesthetics from the third century to the Reformation.

This book looks at what art reveals about the environmental values of Christianity. As western Europe transitioned to Christianity, pagan religious aesthetics changed or were displaced. Focusing on Christian art and architecture from early third-century Rome to seventeenth-ce...(Read More)
 
 
Moral Habitat
Moral Habitat (July 2007)
Ethos and Agency for the Sake of Earth
Nancie Erhard - Author

A work of environmental ethics that looks at how “otherkind”—and humankind—contributes to our moral imagination.

Moral Habitat explores how our moral imaginations and moral norms have been shaped by and even cocreated with Earth in diverse biotic communities. Weaving together science and religion with indigenous and womanist traditions, Nancie Erhard uses examples from a variety of so...(Read More)
 
 
Participation and Power
Participation and Power (February 2007)
Civic Discourse in Environmental Policy Decisions
W. Michele Simmons - Author

Takes a firsthand look at a case of public participation in environmental policy.

Participation and Power examines the ways in which citizens are allowed to participate in environmental policy decision making. Despite requirements that mandate public participation, institutional practices and current models of public participation often exclude citizens from anything other than a superficial role. W. Michele ...(Read More)
 
 
Tainted Milk
Tainted Milk (April 2006)
Breastmilk, Feminisms, and the Politics of Environmental Degradation
Maia Boswell-Penc - Author


An in-depth analysis of infant nourishment issues, focusing on environmentally contaminated breastmilk.

Tainted Milk provides an in-depth analysis of the debate about infant nourishment issues, with a particular focus on environmentally contaminated breastmilk. Maia Boswell-Penc asks why feminists and environmentalists have, for the most part, remained relatively quiet about the fact that env...(Read More)
 
 
Environmental Policymaking
Environmental Policymaking (March 2005)
Assessing the Use of Alternative Policy Instruments
Michael T. Hatch - Editor

Case studies that assess the value of new approaches to environmental policymaking in the United States and abroad.

The methods employed in the pursuit of environmental protection are often highly contested, leading to alternative policy approaches. This book details the frequently neglected topic of these alternative approaches to environmental policymaking through case studies drawn primarily from the United States, Ger...(Read More)

 
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