The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History (Oxford Handbooks)

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History (Oxford Handbooks)

By: Andrew C. Isenberg (editor)Hardback

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The field of environmental history emerged just decades ago but has established itself as one of the most innovative and important new approaches to history, one that bridges the human and natural world, the humanities and the sciences. With the current trend towards internationalizing history, environmental history is perhaps the quintessential approach to studying subjects outside the nation-state model, with pollution, global warming, and other issues affecting the earth not stopping at national borders. With 25 essays, this Handbook is global in scope and innovative in organization, looking at the field thematically through such categories as climate, disease, oceans, the body, energy, consumerism, and international relations.

About Author

Andrew C. Isenberg is Professor of History at Temple University. He is the author of The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750-1920, Mining California: An Ecological History, and Wyatt Earp: A Vigilante Life, and the editor of The Nature of Cities: Culture, Landscape, and Urban Space.


Acknowledgments ; Contributors ; Introduction: A New Environmental History, Andrew C. Isenberg ; Part I: Dynamic Environments and Cultures ; 1. Beyond Weather: The Culture and Politics of Climate History, Mark Carey ; 2. Animals and the Intimacy of History, Brett L. Walker ; 3. Beyond Virgin Soils: Disease as Environmental History, Linda Nash ; 4. Deserts, Diana K. Davis ; 5. Seas of Grass: Grasslands in World Environmental History, Andrew C. Isenberg ; 6. New Patterns in Old Places: Forest History for the Global Present, Emily Brock ; 7. The Tropics: A Brief History of an Environmental Imaginary, Paul S. Sutter ; Part II: Knowing Nature ; 8. And All Was Light? Science and Environmental History, Michael Lewis ; 9. Toward an Environmental History of Technology, Sara B. Pritchard ; 10. New Chemical Bodies: Synthetic Chemicals, Regulation, and Human Health, Nancy Langston ; 11. Rethinking American Exceptionalism: Toward a Trans-National History of Parks, Wilderness, and Protected Areas, James Morton Turner ; 12. Restoration and the Search for Counter-Narratives, Marcus Hall ; 13. Region, Scenery, and Power: Cultural Landscapes in Environmental History, Thomas Lekan and Thomas Zeller ; Part III: Working and Owning ; 14. A Metabolism of Society: Capitalism for Environmental Historians, Steven Stoll ; 15. Owning Nature: Towards an Environmental History of Private Property, Louis Warren ; 16. Work, Nature, and History: A Single Question, that Once Moved Like Light, Thomas G. Andrews ; 17. The Nature of Desire: Consumption in Environmental History, Matthew Klingle ; 18. Law and the Environment, Kathleen Brosnan ; 19. Confluences of Nature and Culture: Cities in Environmental History, Lawrence Culver ; Part IV: Entangling Alliances ; 20. Race and Ethnicity in Environmental History, Connie Y. Chiang ; 21. Women and Gender: Useful Categories of Analysis in Environmental History, Nancy C. Unger ; 22. Conquest to Convalescence: Nature and Nation in United States History, William Deverell ; 23. Boundless Nature: Borders and the Environment in North America and Beyond, Andrew R. Graybill ; 24. Crossing Boundaries: The Environment in International Relations, Kurk Dorsey ; 25. The Politics of Nature, Frank Zelko ; Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780195324907
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 800
  • ID: 9780195324907
  • weight: 1532
  • ISBN10: 0195324900

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