New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2014. With 25 essays, this Handbook is global in scope and innovative in organaization, looking at the field thematically through such categories as climate, disease, oceans, the body, energy, consumerism, and international relations.
The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History draws on a wealth of new scholarship to offer diverse perspectives on the state of the field.
Table of Contents
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