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Abundant EarthToward an Ecological Civilization

Abundant Earth: Toward an Ecological Civilization

Eileen Crist

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226596778
eISBN:
9780226596945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226596945.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Abundant Earth documents the loss of biodiversity underway and lays out the drivers of this destruction. It goes beyond the litany of causes—a growing population, rising livestock numbers, expanding ... More

Discerning ExpertsThe Practices of Scientific Assessment for Environmental Policy

Discerning Experts: The Practices of Scientific Assessment for Environmental Policy

Michael Oppenheimer, Naomi Oreskes, Dale Jamieson, Keynyn Brysse, Jessica O'Reilly, Matthew Shindell, and Milena Wazeck

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226601960
eISBN:
9780226602158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226602158.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Societies have long turned to experts for advice on controversial matters, but in the past, the arrangements to solicit expert advice were largely ad hoc. In recent years we have witnessed the ... More

A Good That TranscendsHow US Culture Undermines Environmental Reform

A Good That Transcends: How US Culture Undermines Environmental Reform

Eric T. Freyfogle

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226326085
eISBN:
9780226326252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226326252.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Long-simmering environmental problems originate in human actions that alter nature in ways deemed abusive or degrading. The root causes of environmental ills are thus the forces and factors that ... More

Our Oldest TaskMaking Sense of Our Place in Nature

Our Oldest Task: Making Sense of Our Place in Nature

Eric T. Freyfogle

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226326399
eISBN:
9780226326429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226326429.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Our environmental ills are due to the ways we interact with nature, variously using it appropriately and abusing it. These interactions, in turn, are much influenced by—their root causes are found ... More

Science, Conservation, and National Parks

Science, Conservation, and National Parks

Steven R. Beissinger, David D. Ackerly, Holly Doremus, and Gary E. Machlis (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226422954
eISBN:
9780226423142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226423142.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book captures contributions from the 2.5-day summit entitled “Science for Parks, Parks for Science: The Next Century” held at the University of California, Berkeley from 25 to 27 March 2015 to ... More

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