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Pathways to Our Sustainable Future

Pathways to Our Sustainable Future

A Global Perspective from Pittsburgh

Today, the movement for more sustainable practices is rising in Pittsburgh. Against a backdrop of Marcellus shale gas development, initiatives emerge for a sustainable and resilient response to the climate change and pollution challenges of the twenty-first century. People, institutions, communities, and corporations in Pittsburgh are leading the way to a more sustainable future.Examining the experience of a single city, with vast social and political complexities and a long industrial history, the case studies in this book respond to ethical challenges and give specific examples of successful ways forward.

The Once and Future Muse

The Once and Future Muse

The Poetry and Poetics of Rhina P. Espaillat

The first major study of the life and work of Dominican-born bilingual American poet and translator Rhina P. Espaillat (b. 1932). The authors define Espaillat’s place in American letters with attention to her formalist aesthetics, Hispanic Caribbean immigrant background, poetic community-building, bilingual ethos, and domestically-minded woman-of-color feminism.

Globalization and the Future of the Welfare State

Globalization and the Future of the Welfare State

Globalization and the Future of the Welfare State focuses on the effects of globalization and free trade on social welfare policies in a variety of developing countries in Asia and Latin America.

Demographic Change and the American Future

Demographic Change and the American Future

The essays in this volume analyze the growing stresses of demographic trends in the United States and their implications for policymakers.

Seeking the Greatest Good

Seeking the Greatest Good

The Conservation Legacy of Gifford Pinchot

Char Miller chronicles the history of the Pinchot Institute for Conservation Studies and describes its iconic national historic site, Grey Towers, offered by Pinchot’s family as a lasting gift to the American people. As a union of the United States Forest Service and the Conservation Foundation, the institute was created to formulate policy and develop conservation education programs. Miller explores the institute’s unique fusion of policy makers, scientists, politicians, and activists and their efforts to increase our understanding of and responses to urban and rural forestry, water quality, soil erosion, air pollution, endangered species, land management and planning, and hydraulic fracking.

Postmodern Presidency

Postmodern Presidency

Bill Clinton's Legacy in U.S. Politics

Including the conflict in Kosovo, the WTO meeting in Seattle, and new developments in the 2000 presidential campaign, The Postmodern Presidency is the most comprehensive and current assessment of Bill Clinton’s presidency available in print.

Kairotic Inspiration

Kairotic Inspiration

Imagining the Future in the Sixth Extinction

Offering a New, Ecological Theory of Inspiration That Shifts the Concept toward Deep, Transformative Connections

Nature and National Identity After Communism

Nature and National Identity After Communism

Globalizing the Ethnoscape

Winner of the 2008 First Place/Book Prizefrom the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies

Examines the intersection of environmental politics, globalization, and national identity in post-Soviet Latvia. Views the country’s responses to European assistance and political pressure in nature management, biodiversity conservation, and rural development.

Seattle and the Roots of Urban Sustainability

Seattle and the Roots of Urban Sustainability

Inventing Ecotopia

Sanders examines the rise of environmental activism in Seattle amidst the “urban crisis” of the 1960s and its aftermath. Seattle’s activists came to influence everything from industry to politics, planning, and global environmental movements.

The Turning Points of Environmental History

The Turning Points of Environmental History

Edited By Frank Uekötter

In this volume, an international group of environmental historians examine the significant ways in which humans have impacted their surroundings throughout history.

Opposing Currents

Opposing Currents

The Politics of Water and Gender in Latin America

A collection of essays examining the intersection between water conservation and women’s roles in a variety of Latin American settings—rural and urban, across a range of countries.

Now, Now

Now, Now

Now, Now is concerned with questions of time and memory: how our perceptions are shaped, moment by moment, within the continuous meeting of past and future—of what happened, and what has not yet happened, but will.

Devastation and Renewal

Devastation and Renewal

An Environmental History of Pittsburgh and Its Region
Edited By Joel A. Tarr

Joel Tarr presents a collection of essays examining the tortured environmental history of Pittsburgh, a region blessed with an abundance of natural resources as well as a history of intensive industrial development.

Awarded the 2005 Certificate of Commendation by Choice Magazine

Ignorance

Ignorance

(On the Wider Implications of Deficient Knowledge)

Rescher presents a broad-ranging study that examines the manifestations, consequences, and occasional benefits of ignorance in areas of philosophy, scientific endeavor, and ordinary life.

The City Natural

The City Natural

Garden and Forest Magazine and the Rise of American Environmentalism

The weekly magazine Garden and Forest existed for only nine years (1888-1897). Yet, in that brief span, it brought to light many of the issues that would influence the future of American environmentalism. In The City Natural, Shen Hou presents the first “biography” of this important but largely overlooked vehicle for individuals with the common goal of preserving nature in American civilization. As Hou reveals, Garden and Forest was instrumental in redefining the fields of botany and horticulture, while also helping to shape the fledgling professions of landscape architecture and forestry.

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