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Belonging on an IslandBirds, Extinction, and Evolution in Hawai'i

Belonging on an Island: Birds, Extinction, and Evolution in Hawai'i

Daniel Lewis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300229646
eISBN:
9780300235463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300229646.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

A lively, rich natural history of Hawaiian birds that challenges existing ideas about what constitutes biocultural nativeness and belonging, this natural history takes readers on a thousand-year ... More

The First DomesticationHow Wolves and Humans Coevolved

The First Domestication: How Wolves and Humans Coevolved

Raymond Pierotti and Brandy R Fogg

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300226164
eISBN:
9780300231670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226164.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This book changes the narrative about how wolves became dogs and in turn, humanity's best friend. Rather than describe how people mastered and tamed an aggressive, dangerous species, the authors ... More

Sustaining Lake SuperiorAn Extraordinary Lake in a Changing World

Sustaining Lake Superior: An Extraordinary Lake in a Changing World

Nancy Langston

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300212983
eISBN:
9780300231663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300212983.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Sustaining Lake Superior asks, What can we learn from the conservation recoveries of Lake Superior over the past century as we face new challenges of persistent pollutants that are mobilizing with ... More

The Structure and Dynamics of Human EcosystemsToward a Model for Understanding and Action

The Structure and Dynamics of Human Ecosystems: Toward a Model for Understanding and Action

William R Burch, Gary E Machlis, and Jo Ellen Force

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300137033
eISBN:
9780300231632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300137033.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This is a landmark book that strives to provide both grand theory and practical application, innovatively describing the structure and dynamics of human ecosystems. As the world faces ever more ... More

Escaping the Dark, Gray CityFear and Hope in Progressive-Era Conservation

Escaping the Dark, Gray City: Fear and Hope in Progressive-Era Conservation

Benjamin Heber Johnson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300115505
eISBN:
9780300227765
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115505.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This book is an exploration of the Progressive-era conservation movement, and its lasting effects on American culture, politics, and contemporary environmentalism. The turn of the twentieth century ... More

High and DryMeeting the Challenges of the World's Growing Dependence on Groundwater

High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World's Growing Dependence on Groundwater

William M Alley and Rosemarie Alley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300220384
eISBN:
9780300227550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220384.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Groundwater is the primary source of drinking water for half of the world’s population and is critical for global food security. Simultaneously, groundwater provides enormous environmental benefits ... More

Spare the Birds!George Bird Grinnell and the First Audubon Society

Spare the Birds!: George Bird Grinnell and the First Audubon Society

Carolyn Merchant

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215458
eISBN:
9780300224924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215458.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

In 1887, a year after founding the Audubon Society, explorer and conservationist George Bird Grinnell launched The Audubon Magazine. The magazine constituted one of the first efforts to preserve bird ... More

The Baltimore School of Urban EcologySpace, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities

The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities

J. Morgan Grove, Mary Cadenasso, Steward Pickett, and Gary Machlis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300101133
eISBN:
9780300217865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101133.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The first “urban century” in history has arrived: a majority of the world's population now resides in cities and their surrounding suburbs. Urban expansion marches on, and the planning and design of ... More

BannedA History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology

Banned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology

Frederick Rowe Davis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300205176
eISBN:
9780300210378
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205176.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Rachel Carson's eloquent book Silent Spring stands as one of the most important books of the twentieth century and inspired important and long-lasting changes in environmental science and government ... More

A Golden WeedTobacco and Environment in the Piedmont South

A Golden Weed: Tobacco and Environment in the Piedmont South

Drew A Swanson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300191165
eISBN:
9780300206814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191165.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This book presents an “environmental” history about a crop of great historical and economic significance: American tobacco. A preferred agricultural product for much of the South, the tobacco plant ... More

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