The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History

Hardcover | October 8, 2014

EditorAndrew C. Isenberg

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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 internationalizinghistory, 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 inorganization, looking at the field thematically through such categories as climate, disease, oceans, the body, energy, consumerism, and international relations.

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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 internationalizinghistory, environmental history is perhaps the quint...

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.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:768 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:October 8, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195324900

ISBN - 13:9780195324907

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AcknowledgmentsContributorsAndrew C. Isenberg: Introduction: A New Environmental HistoryPart I: Dynamic Environments and Cultures1. Mark Carey: Beyond Weather: The Culture and Politics of Climate History2. Brett L. Walker: Animals and the Intimacy of History3. Linda Nash: Beyond Virgin Soils: Disease as Environmental History4. Diana K. Davis: Deserts5. Andrew C. Isenberg: Seas of Grass: Grasslands in World Environmental History6. Emily Brock: New Patterns in Old Places: Forest History for the Global Present7. Paul S. Sutter: The Tropics: A Brief History of an Environmental ImaginaryPart II: Knowing Nature8. Michael Lewis: And All Was Light? Science and Environmental History9. Sara B. Pritchard: Toward an Environmental History of Technology10. Nancy Langston: New Chemical Bodies: Synthetic Chemicals, Regulation, and Human Health11. James Morton Turner: Rethinking American Exceptionalism: Toward a Trans-National History of Parks, Wilderness, and Protected Areas12. Marcus Hall: Restoration and the Search for Counter-Narratives13. Thomas Lekan and Thomas Zeller: Region, Scenery, and Power: Cultural Landscapes in Environmental HistoryPart III: Working and Owning14. Steven Stoll: A Metabolism of Society: Capitalism for Environmental Historians15. Louis Warren: Owning Nature: Towards an Environmental History of Private Property16. Thomas G. Andrews: Work, Nature, and History: A Single Question, that Once Moved Like Light17. Matthew Klingle: The Nature of Desire: Consumption in Environmental History18. Kathleen Brosnan: Law and the Environment19. Lawrence Culver: Confluences of Nature and Culture: Cities in Environmental HistoryPart IV: Entangling Alliances20. Connie Y. Chiang: Race and Ethnicity in Environmental History21. Nancy C. Unger: Women and Gender: Useful Categories of Analysis in Environmental History22. William Deverell: Conquest to Convalescence: Nature and Nation in United States History23. Andrew R. Graybill: Boundless Nature: Borders and the Environment in North America and Beyond24. Kurk Dorsey: Crossing Boundaries: The Environment in International Relations25. Frank Zelko: The Politics of NatureIndex