Nature and the Environment

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Sinking Chicago

Climate Change and the Remaking of a Flood-Prone Environment

Harold L. Platt

The first long-term study of the effects of climate change on an American city

304 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 figures, 13 maps


Exploiting the Wilderness

An Analysis of Wildlife Crime

Greg L. Warchol

A contemporary criminological analysis of the African and Asian illegal trade in wildlife

208 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables, 16 halftones, 2 maps


The Next Social Contract

Animals, the Anthropocene, and Biopolitics

Wayne Gabardi

A comprehensive, interdisciplinary analysis of the fate of animals in the twenty-first century Anthropocene era

242 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 halftone


American Dunkirk

The Waterborne Evacuation of Manhattan on 9/11

James Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf

How an unplanned maritime response to the 9/11 disaster showed creativity, improvisation, and the power of community-based resources

196 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 12 halftones, 1 map


Rebuilding Community after Katrina

Transformative Education in the New Orleans Planning Initiative

Edited by Ken Reardon and John Forester

How a community-university partnership brought together analysis and political muscle to sustain New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward

262 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 halftones, 7 maps


Environmental Activism and the Urban Crisis

Baltimore, St. Louis, Chicago

Robert R. Gioielli

How the postwar decay of America's industrial city's helped to give rise to environmental movement

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 halftones


The Risk Society Revisited

Social Theory and Governance

Eugene A. Rosa, Aaron M. McCright, and Ortwin Renn

How risk is a feature in all societies, and its connection to the challenges of sustainability

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 figures


Greening Africana Studies

Linking Environmental Studies with Transforming Black Experiences

Rubin Patterson

Establishes the need to include Environmental Studies as part of the Africana Studies curriculum

242 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 28 tables, 3 figures, 3 halftones, 6 maps


Sustainable Failures

Environmental Policy and Democracy in a Petro-dependent World

Sherry Cable

Examines environmental policy from a sociological perspective, showing how our petro-dependency causes unprecedented environmental damage and threatens our democracy.

242 pages | 6 x 9 | 19 tables, 1 figure


Where Rivers Meet the Sea

The Political Ecology of Water

Stephanie C. Kane

A creative, narrative approach to environmental destruction in urban waterscapes, focusing on neighborhood activists who pressure their governments to follow existing law.

246 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 figures, 14 halftones



Rock, Folk, and the Environment

Mark Pedelty

How popular music reflects the contradictions and dreams of communities searching for more sustainable ways to live.

242 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 halftones


Dangerous Trade

Histories of Industrial Hazard across a Globalizing World

Edited by Christopher Sellers and Joseph Melling

The first comprehensive survey of the global history of industrial hazards and their control

228 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 tables, 4 figures, 2 maps


Refounding Environmental Ethics

Pragmatism, Principle, and Practice

Ben A Minteer

Explains environmental pragmatism and shows how to apply it to real world issues

212 pages | 6 x 9 | 6 tables, 2 figures


Community Gardening

A PHS Handbook

Pete Prown, and Peter Prown

How to build a community gardening for all to share

132 pages | 8.5 x 8.5


Hikes Around Philadelphia

Boyd Newman and Linda Newman

An invaluable guide to forty fascinating hikes within a short drive of Philadelphia

224 pages | 5.5 x 8.25