Subject Area: Ecology

Andrew Ellicott Douglass and the Role of the Giant Sequoia in the Development of Dendrochronology
McGraw, Donald
2001 0-7734-7418-8 130 pages


Anti-Environmentalism and Citizen Opposition to the Ozark Man and the Biosphere Reserve
Rikoon, J.
2000 0-7734-7758-6 236 pages
This volume contributes to two primary contemporary scholarships – studies analyzing citizen opposition to mainstream environmental agendas, and research on the role of local communities and citizens in processes of implementing public environmental projects. It melds these interests through a study of a failed attempt by federal and state agencies to establish the Ozark Highlands Man and the Biosphere Reserve in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas.

Bears and Other Shadows
Silk, Martine
1997 0-7734-2821-6
These poems are both nature and relationship oriented. In some cases human relationships interacting with nature overstep the boundaries and interfuse in a passionate awareness and oneness.

Ecological Poetics of James Dickey: A Study in How Landscape Shapes the Being of Man
Walker, Sue Brannan
2013 0-7734-4499-8 296 pages
An intelligent and provocative study exploring how the dynamic between nature and humanity animates many of Dickey’s major works. Its aim is to show the ways in which Dickey seeks to understand how it is possible for beings “to be” and what this means in terms of self-realization. This intelligent study makes a major contribution to our understanding of a major poet and helps us to see James Dickey’s poetic and fictional corpus in an entirely new light.

Ernest Thompson Seton, Founder of the Woodcraft Movement 1860-1946: Apostle of Indian Wisdom and Pioneer Ecologist
Morris, Brian
2007 0-7734-5474-8 368 pages
This book focuses on artist-naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton, a man who has been compared with Kipling as a writer, with Audubon as a bird artist, with Baden-Powell as a youth leader, and with Fabre as a naturalist. Despite these weighty comparisons and the fact that he was a key inspiration for many later wildlife conservationists and ecologists, Seton has remained a much neglected figure. This lucidly written and well-researched study provides a splendid introduction to the life and work of this “creative genius”, demonstrating the importance of Seton as the naturalist who, at the turn of the twentieth century, was largely responsible for initiating an ecological consciousness and ethic. Instead of focusing on Seton’s personal life, this book presents Seton as a wildlife artist, as a pioneer literary figure who established the realistic animal story, as the apostle of American Indian culture, as well as an influential figure in the founding of the Boy Scouts.

Establishment of Environmentalism on the U.S. Political Agenda in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century - The Brothers Udall
Sirgo, Henry
2004 0-7734-6358-5 264 pages
This book explains how environmentalism was firmly established on the political agenda of the United States in the second half of the twentieth century aided and abetted by the efforts of two brothers who were public servants. Making use of the papers Stewart L. Udall and “Mo” Udall in the Morris K. Udall Archives at the University of Arizona also enabled the author to utilize the concept of the political family elucidated by Donn M. Kurtz II in Kinship & Politics (1987), in this case with the focus on two brothers, one of whom served thirty years in the U.S. House of Representatives as the direct successor of his slightly older brother who served for eight years as the Secretary of the Interior. A major feature of the volume is its employment of environmental policy papers maintained at the Edmund S. Muskie Archives at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

La Loca De Gandoca / the Madwoman of Gandoca
Martin, Terry J.
2006 0-7734-5637-6 124 pages
La Loca de Gandoca caused a national outcry in Costa Rica when it was published in 1992. It blew the whistle on a secret plot by government officials and private investors to develop the Gandoca-Manzanilla Wildlife Refuge, which is one of the most biologically diverse sites in the world and supposed to be protected by the Costa Rican constitution. The novel is the largely autobiographical account of Anacristina Rossi’s attempt to save the refuge from destruction. It is an inspirational story that shows what one brave, determined, self-reliant individual can do even against powerful vested interests. It is, at the same time, a fascinating exposé of the corrupt, labyrinthine and stonewalling government bureaucracy of Costa Rica, the popular American tourist destination, supposed by many to be a model of enlightened conservation and ecotourism. In addition, the novel is a probing ecofeminist critique of the Western paradigm of development, one which sensitively and poetically explores the relationship between humanity and nature.

Missouri Natural Streams Act (1990)
Bradley, Karen A.
2007 0-7734-5344-X 240 pages
This study is an examination of Missouri’s 1990 citizen’s petition effort to regulate rural streams which, though it seemed poised for great success, eventually ended in a dramatic loss in every county of the state. The analysis revolves around the collapse of modern underpinnings of environmentalism, in particular the rural-urban dichotomy, the role of a centralized state within a grassroots framework, the question of science and the notion of a singularly defined public good. It is intended for scholars interested in the environmental movement, resource protection, progressive social activism, and rural sociology.

Pastoral Sedentarisation, Natural Resource Management, and Livelihood Diversification in Marsabit District, Northern Kenya
Adano, Wario, and Witsenburg, Karen
2008 0-7734-5043-2 1404 pages
This study shows how mainstream academic thinking on pastoralism still largely ignores the developments within pastoral societies themselves, and why contrasting the mobility paradigm and sedentarisation polices is unfruitful. It argues for a redefinition of ‘pastoralism’ as a production system and as a social identity marker. This book contains fourteen color photographs.

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Relationship of Man and Nature in the Modern Age. Dominion Over the Earth
Lehotay, Denis
1993 0-7734-9273-9 284 pages
The essays in this book make a unique contribution to the global concern about the effects of man and technology on the environment. They explore patterns of thinking and perception in Western society that form the basis of prevailing attitudes to self, nature, the world, and the way science and technology are used to gain control and to dominate.

Self-Help Water Supply in Cameroon - Lessons on Community Participation in Public Works Projects
Njoh, Ambe J.
2003 0-7734-6896-X 196 pages
This study adds to the sparse literature on the role of citizens in the development process. It examines the concept of community participation from practical and theoretical perspectives, and describes the experience of six villages in Cameroon with their respective water supply initiatives.. It focuses on the community participation element in each case, and explores questions regarding the project’s impact, as well as major constraints encountered during the course of the project. It also contains a discussion of the relationship between the state and rural communities and its role in rural development in Cameroon.

State Intervention and the Environment in Sudan, 1889-1989
Kibreab, Gaim
2002 0-7734-6906-0 532 pages


Studies in the Economic History of Kenya: Land, Water, Railways, Education and Entrepreneurship
Amutabi, Maurice Nyamanga
2010 0-7734-3907-2 752 pages
This book examines the economic history of Kenya from the colonial period to the present, integrating historical methodologies with those of anthropology, economics, education, geography, history, political science and sociology. the book covers topics that have been ignored by previous texts on economic history of Kenya, such as women, indigenous people (Ogiek), pastoralism, irrigation agriculture, livestock, fisheries, religion, community-based organizations (CBOs), NGOs, education and information and communication technology (ICT).

Urban Ecological Research Methods Applied to the Cleveland, Ohio Metropolitan Area
Humphreys, Adrien
2002 0-7734-7201-0 176 pages
This study aims at establishing a methodological justification for a meta-ecological research strategy for investigating and understanding the residential structure of urban areas. It demonstrates the applicability and usefulness of this approach as utilized in a residential analysis of the Cleveland Metropolitan Area. The analysis is comprised of three phases – conceptual, empirical and conceptual-empirical.

Why Climate Change is Creating New Catastrophic Medical Problems: The Crisis of Surgery
Smith, Joseph Wayne
2018 1-4955-0646-8 312 pages
In this book by Dr. Smith and Dr. Maddern, the argument of The Influence of Climate Change on the Practice of Surgery is expanded upon by placing climate change itself into the context of what Smith and others have called the "crisis of civilization". A "crisis of civilization" is a set of converging sand compounding ecological, resource and socio-political problems that constitute an existential threat to modern techno-industrial civilization. Here, surgery is used as a case study if what it is likely to happen if societies do not make the transition to ecological sustainability, and consequently undergo societal collapse.

Why Environmental Solutions Especially Impact Minority People. The Racist Consequences of Climate Change
Bracey, Earnest N.
2015 1-4955-0434-4 232 pages
This study is an urgent call to action to address the problems of environmental racism that manifests itself in the gradual eradication of quality of life in predominantly minority neighborhoods. This book heightens awareness of this environmentally racist connection by focusing on the policies and the intentional actions of corporate polluters and suggests potential solutions to combat the negative impact these dangerous corporations levy against minority communities.