A Perfect Storm in The Amazon Wilderness. Success and failure in the fight to save an ecosystem of critical importance to the planet

Timothy J. Killeen introduces his important new Open Access monograph, which will be published serially by The White Horse Press from Spring 2021 and in two e-volumes and a print edition in 2022. The master ISBN for the serial publication and e-volumes will be ISBN 978-1-912186-22-8. The book is essential reading for all those interested in the … More A Perfect Storm in The Amazon Wilderness. Success and failure in the fight to save an ecosystem of critical importance to the planet

Does the European level matter in terms of Environmental issues?

In this blog Christian Wenkel introduces his co-edited (with Eric Bussière, Anahita Grisoni and Hélène Miard-Delacroix) collection, The Environment and the European Public Sphere: Perceptions, Actors, Policies (WHP 2020). The book was recently profiled, with a lengthy free excerpt on the Rachel Carson Center‘s Environment and Society Portal. Is it child’s play to formulate environmental … More Does the European level matter in terms of Environmental issues?

From the Back Catalogue: Wild Things

First of an occasional blog series that revisits books from the WHP back catalogue, William Beinart introduces his co-edited (with Simon Pooley and Karen Middleton) collection, Wild Things: Nature and the Social Imagination. (2013: ISBN 978-1-874267-75-1 (HB) £65.00/€75.00/$95.00; ISBN 978-1-874267-93-5 (PB) £25.00/€33.00/$40.00) Wild Things includes a substantial introductory essay and eleven chapters addressing cultural aspects of … More From the Back Catalogue: Wild Things

A LIFE ON OUR PLANET: REFLECTIONS ON PASTORALISM, DEVELOPMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE

In today’s blog, Saverio Krätli, editor of Nomadic Peoples introduces the Special Section in the forthcoming issue (25.1, March 2021)discussing David Attenborough’s A Life on our Planet. Breathtaking images from a lifetime of documentary making flow on the screen, but this is no ordinary nature documentary. Once stripped down to the bone, the message is … More A LIFE ON OUR PLANET: REFLECTIONS ON PASTORALISM, DEVELOPMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Abstracts of Global Environment 13.3 in Russian

Andrei Vinogradov has very kindly translated the abstracts for GE 13.3 (October 2020), a Special Issue on Reconfiguring Nature. Resource Security and the Limits of Expert Knowledge edited by John Martin and Christian Kehrt, into Russian. ВВЕДЕНИЕ. РЕКОНФИГУРАЦИЯ ПРИРОДЫ: РЕСУРСНАЯ БЕЗОПАСНОСТЬ И ПРЕДЕЛЫ ЭКСПЕРТНЫХ ЗНАНИЙ Кристиан Керт и Джон Мартин Главная цель этого специального выпуска … More Abstracts of Global Environment 13.3 in Russian

Exploration and Place in Studying Russia’s Environmental History

In a slightly revised version of an earlier blog on this page,  David Moon (University of York, UK), Nicholas Breyfogle (The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA) and Alexandra Bekasova (National Research University-Higher School of Economics, St Petersburg, Russia) whet your appetite for their edited collection, Place and Nature: Studies in Russian Environmental History, which … More Exploration and Place in Studying Russia’s Environmental History

EARLY-CAREER ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORIANS FOR A SUSTAINABLE ACADEMIA

This blog by Roberta Biasillo, Elizabeth Hameeteman, Elena Kochetkova, Noémi Ujházy, Monique Palma, Simone Schleper, Adam Wickberg is a slightly updated version of the ESEH Notepad published in the November 2020 issue of Environment and History. How can we walk the talk of sustainability on a daily basis in our working environments? How can we … More EARLY-CAREER ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORIANS FOR A SUSTAINABLE ACADEMIA

History, environment and poetry: multiple narratives of the nature-cultures of the Brazilian Pantanal

In today’s blog, Ana Lucia Camphora, whose book Animals and Society in Brazil will be published by WHP in Spring 2021 spotlights the ongoing ecological damage to a unique Brazilian ecosystem.  It is 31 October 2020, smoke still billows from the soil in some places in Brazil’s Pantanal,  the result of fire that has penetrated deeply … More History, environment and poetry: multiple narratives of the nature-cultures of the Brazilian Pantanal