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Environment and Urbanization in Modern Italy

Environment and Urbanization in Modern Italy

The only environmental history of Italy in the latter half of the twentieth century in English.

Gone to Ground

Gone to Ground

A History of Environment and Infrastructure in Dar es Salaam

An examination of the profound and rapid growth of Africa’s largest city during a pivotal era of national and global uncertainty.

Exploring Apocalyptica

Exploring Apocalyptica

Coming to Terms with Environmental Alarmism
Edited By Frank Uekötter

Environmental alarmism has long been a political bellwether. Based on case studies from four continents and the North Atlantic, Exploring Apocalyptica argues for a reevaluation of familiar clichés. t shows that environmentalists were less apocalyptic than commonly thought, and other groups were far more enthusiastic.

Engineering the Environment

Engineering the Environment

Phytotrons and the Quest for Climate Control in the Cold War

This is the first history of phytotrons, huge climate-controlled laboratories that enabled plant scientists to experiment on the environmental causes of growth and development of living organisms. Made possible by computers and other modern technologies of the early Cold War, phytotrons promised an end to global hunger and political instability, spreading around the world to thirty countries after World War II.

Rivers Lost, Rivers Regained

Rivers Lost, Rivers Regained

Rethinking City-River Relations

Rivers Lost, Rivers Regained discusses how cities have gained control and exerted power over rivers and waterways far upstream and downstream; how rivers and floodplains in cityscapes have been transformed by urbanization and industrialization; how urban rivers have been represented in cultural manifestations, such as novels and songs; and discusses more recent strategies to redefine and recreate the place of the river within the urban setting.

Epidemics, Empire, and Environments

Epidemics, Empire, and Environments

Cholera in Madras and Quebec City, 1818–1910

Michael Zeheter offers a probing case study of the environmental changes made to fight cholera in two markedly different British colonies: Madras in India and Quebec City in Canada. He examines the complex political and economic factors that came to bear on the reshaping of each colony’s environment and the urgency placed on disease control.

New Natures

New Natures

Joining Environmental History with Science and Technology Studies

New Natures broadens the dialogue between the disciplines of science and technology studies (STS) and environmental history in hopes of deepening and even transforming understandings of human-nature interactions. The volume presents historical studies that engage with key STS theories, offering models for how these theories can help crystallize central lessons from empirical histories, facilitate comparative analysis, and provide a language for complicated historical phenomena. Overall, the collection exemplifies the fruitfulness of cross-disciplinary thinking.

City, Country, Empire

City, Country, Empire

Landscapes In Environmental History

A collection of essays addressing the collaboration of human and natural forces in the creation of cities, the countryside, and empires.

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