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Articles from Vol. 1, No. 26, 2008

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WEB SITESClimate Change and Global WarmingEducationalInternationalU.S. Federal Government AgenciesBOOKSCLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING WEB SITESClimate of 2007 - March: U.S. Drought Watchhttp://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/2007/mar/us-drought.htmlThis...
If We Are So Smart, Why Do We Need Environmental Education?
The ERIC bibliographic database has more than 18,500 citations related to a broadly defined concept of environmental education (nature education or outdoor education or ecology education). Nearly 9,900 are periodical articles and nearly 8,800 are ERIC...
Policy Implications and Implementation of Environmental ICTPs in Developing States: Examples from Bangladesh
A number of International Conventions, Treaties, and Protocols (ICTPs) have been produced around the world for years and decades, and Bangladesh has signed a number of ICTPs after independence in 1971. Although all those are inevitable, often the importance...
Review: A Contract with the Earth
Newt Gingrich and Terry L. Maple. A Contract with the Earth. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007. xv, 222 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0-8018-8780-2 (cloth) US $20. Printed on acid free paper that is at least 30 percent post-consumer waste.A...
Review: Alternative Pathways in Science and Industry. Activism, Innovation, and the Environment in an Era of Globalization
David J. Hess, Alternative Pathways in Science and Industry. Activism, innovation, and the environment in an era of globalization, The MIT Press 2007, IX+334 pp., US$ 25, ISBN-13: 978-0- 262-58272-8 (Paperback), Alkaline paperDavid J. Hess is a professor...
Review: Business and Environmental Policy: Corporate Interests in the American Political System
Kraft, Michael E. and Sheldon Kamieniecki (eds). Business and Environmental Policy: Corporate Interests in the American Political System. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007. 358 pp. US $ 25.00 paper. ISBN: 9-780262-612180. Recycled paper.It is a widely held...
Review: Challenging the Chip: Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry
Smith, Ted, David A. Sonnenfeld, and David Naguib Pellow, (Eds.) Challenging the Chip: Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006. 357 pp. ISBN: 1-59213- 330-4 (paperback).The...
Review: Challenging the Chip: Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry
Smith, Ted, David A. Sonnenfeld, and David Naguib Pellow, (Eds.) Challenging the Chip: Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006. 357 pp. ISBN: 1-59213- 330-4 (paperback).The...
Review: Drawing Lines in the Forest: Creating Wilderness Areas in the Pacific Northwest
Marsh, Kevin R. Drawing Lines in the Forest: Creating Wilderness Areas in the Pacific Northwest. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2007. 227pp. ISBN 0-295-98702-2 (Hardcover) US $35.00.This is the oft-told story of the contest over land between...
Review: Environmentality: Technologies of Government and the Making of Subjects
Arun Agrawal. Environmentality: Technologies of Government and the Making of Subjects. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2005. 325 pp. ISBN: 0-8223-3492-5. US $22.95 paper. Acid-free paper.In the early 1920s the villagers of Kumaon in northern India...
Review: Frontiers: Histories of Civil Society and Nature
Michael R. Redclift. Frontiers: Histories of Civil Society and Nature. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006. 237 pp. ISBN: 0-262-68160-9 (paper). $US23.00In Frontiers: Histories of Civil Society and Nature, Michael R. Redclift, a Professor of International...
Review: Gilbert White: A Biography of the Author of the Natural History of Selborne
Mabey, Richard. Gilbert White: A Biography of the Author of The Natural History of Selborne. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2007. 239pp. ISBN 978-0-8139-2649-0. US$16.50.Permit me to commence with a little personal reminiscence. I grew...
Review: Governing Environmental Flows: Global Challenges to Social Theory
Spaargaren, Gert, Arthur P.J Mol. and Frederick H. Buttel (Eds.). Governing Environmental Flows: Global Challenges to Social Theory. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006. 377 pp. ISBN 0- 262-69335-9 (pbk.) US $27.00.From any perspective, this is a challenging...
Review: Invasive Species in the Pacific Northwest
P.D. Boersma, S.H. Reichard & A.N. Van Buren (Eds.). Invasive Species in the Pacific Northwest. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2006. 285pp. ISBN 0-295-98596-8 (pbk) $US29.95.This is a very professionally compiled reference book and...
Review: Millipedes and Moon Tigers: Science and Policy in an Age of Extinction
Steve Nash. Millipedes and Moon Tigers: Science and Policy in an Age of Extinction. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2007. xii, 166 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8139-2623-0 (cloth); US$22.95. Printed on acid free paper.The book is composed of seventeen...
Review: Nature Cure: A Story of Depression and Healing
Mabey, Richard. Nature Cure: A Story of Depression and Healing. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2005. 242 pp. US $27.95. cloth. ISBN 978-0-8139-2621-6. Alkaline paper.Nature Cure is a poignant memoir of Richard Mabey's journey from...
Review: Precautionary Politics: Principle and Practice in Confronting Environmental Risk
Kerry H Whiteside. Precautionary Politics: Principle and Practice in Confronting Environmental Risk. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA 2006. 182 pp. ISBN 978-0-262-23255-5 73179-9(pbk); US $20.00.In order to protect the environment, the precautionary approach...
Review: Resisting Global Toxics. Transnational Movements for Environmental Justice
David Naguib Pellow, Resisting Global Toxics. Transnational Movements for Environmental Justice, MIT Press 2007, IX+346 pp., £33.95, ISBN-13: 978-0-262-16244-9 (Hardcover), alkaline paperIn 1937, while Nazi harassment was declining towards the "final...
Review: Restoring the Pacific Northwest: The Art and Science of Ecological Restoration in Cascadia
Apostol, Dean and Marcia Sinclair (Eds). Restoring the Pacific Northwest: The Art and Science of Ecological Restoration in Cascadia. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2006. 475pp. ISBN 1- 55963-078-7 pbk. US $49.95.This is a book in which the reader should...
Review: River of Memory: The Everlasting Columbia
Layman, William D., River of Memory: The Everlasting Columbia. Wenatchee, WA: Wenatchee Valley Museum in association with the University of Washington, Seattle, and the British Columbia Press, Vancouver, 2006.165pp. ISBN 0-295-98592-5 (Pbk: paper) US...
Review: Saving Puget Sound: A Conservation Strategy for the 21st Century
John Lombard. Saving Puget Sound: A Conservation Strategy for the 21st Century. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2007. 336 pp. ISBN: 0-295-98674-3. $US35 Acid free paper.John Lombard, an environmental consultant in Washington State, gives an...
Review: Sustainability or Collapse: An Integrated History and Future of People on Earth
Costanza, Robert, Graumlich, Lisa J. and Steffen, W. (eds.) Sustainability or Collapse? An Integrated History and Future of People on Earth. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2007. 495pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-262-03366-4. $US 38 Hardcover, Alkaline...
Review: The Country in the City: The Greening of the San Francisco Bay Area
Richard A. Walker. The Country in the City: The Greening of the San Francisco Bay Area. (Forward by William Cronin) Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 2007. 404 pp. ISBN: 0-295-98701-4 US$35.Richard A. Walker, Professor of Geography...
Review: The Tropics and the Traveling Gaze: India, Landscape and Science
Arnold, David. The Tropics and the Traveling Gaze: India, Landscape and Science, 1800-1856. Seattle, Washington: University of Washington Press, 2006. 298 pp., 8 illus. US $50.00 hardbound. Recycled, acid-free paper.David Arnold's The Tropics and the...
Searching for the Astronomical Environmental Nature Writing Classic: Ehrlich, Abbey, and Others
With so much astronomy in the news, taking attention away from the wars on the planet, what should environmentalists think about the vast cosmos out there? Will the Moon, Mars, Venus, and the rest of the solar system, always remain an untrammeled wilderness?...
Spiritual Lives of Great Environmentalists: John Wesley Powell and John Lane
How many \environmentalists. were there in the 19th century? Probably the same number as in the 18th century, 17th, etc., all the way to ancient times: none. It is problematic to apply a contemporary concept to the culture of a previous time. The context...
The Great Lakes, A 35th Year Anniversary: Time to Look Forward
The year 2007 marks the 35 th anniversary of the Canada-US Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA). On April 15, 1972, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and President Richard Nixon signed the GLWQA. This Agreement expresses the commitment of Canada and...
Wetlands of Greater Bangalore, India: Automatic Delineation through Pattern Classifiers
Wetlands are the most productive and biologically diverse but very fragile ecosystems. They are vulnerable to even small changes in their biotic and abiotic factors. In recent years, there has been concern over the continuous degradation of wetlands...

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