A fascinating new book series.
A New Book Series from the MIT Press
Michael Egan, McMaster University
Peter S. Alagona, University of California, Santa Barbara
Benjamin R. Cohen, Lafayette College
Adam M. Sowards, University of Idaho
It is hardly hyperbole to assert that we live in a state of environmental crisis. Human-induced climate change is already threatening plant and animal biodiversity and human habitats. Globally, there is an uneven distribution of environmental amenities and hazards. Our food and our bodies are increasingly burdened with a cocktail of toxic chemicals. Human population growth is seriously challenging the planet’s carrying capacity. And we are consuming ever more natural resources at an unsustainable rate. At the same time, collective human ingenuity is introducing new forms of science, technology, economy, politics, and practices that seek to address and remediate these problems. These environmental engagements—both positive and negative—have histories that are ingrained in a…
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