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Rare Earth Frontiers
From Terrestrial Subsoils to Lunar Landscapes
Julie Michelle Klinger
Rare Earth Frontiers is a work of human geography that serves to demystify the powerful elements that make possible the miniaturization of electronics, green energy and medical technologies, and essential telecommunications and defense systems. Julie Michelle Klinger draws attention to the fact that the rare earths we rely on most are as common...



The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Disaster and the Future of Renewable Energy
Naoto Kan
In a speech delivered in Japanese at Cornell University, Naoto Kan describes the harrowing days after a cataclysmic earthquake and tsunami led to the meltdown of three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. In vivid language, he tells how he struggled with the possibility that tens of millions of people would need to be...



Heading Out
A History of American Camping
Terence Young
In Heading Out, Young takes the reader out into nature and explores with them the history of camping in the United...



The Depths of Russia
Oil, Power, and Culture after Socialism
Douglas Rogers
In The Depths of Russia, Douglas Rogers offers a nuanced and multifaceted analysis of oil's place in Soviet and Russian life, based on ethnographic fieldwork and archival research in the Perm region of the...



Connecting the Drops
A Citizens' Guide to Protecting Water Resources
Karen Schneller-McDonald
Schneller-McDonald presents the basics of water resource protection: ecology and watershed science; techniques for evaluating environmental impacts; obstacles to protection and how to overcome them; and tips for protection strategies that maximize chances for...



Air Pollutant Deposition and Its Effects on Natural Resources in New York State
Timothy J. Sullivan
A comprehensive synthesis of past, current, and potential future conditions regarding atmospheric sulfur, nitrogen oxides, ammonium, and mercury deposition; surface water chemistry; soil chemistry; forests; and aquatic biota in New...



Subterranean Estates
Life Worlds of Oil and Gas
This innovative, interdisciplinary volume provides a new perspective on the material, symbolic, cultural, and social meanings of the multidimensional world of the global oil and gas...



Empire of Water
An Environmental and Political History of the New York City Water Supply
David Soll
Empire of Water explores the history of New York City's water system from the late nineteenth century to the early twenty-first century, focusing on the geographical, environmental, and political repercussions of the city's search for more...



Privatizing Water
Governance Failure and the World's Urban Water Crisis
Karen Bakker
This book critically examines a range of issues, including the transnational struggle over the human right to water, the "commons" as a water supply management strategy, and the environmental dimensions of water privatization.



Acid Rain in the Adirondacks
An Environmental History
Jerry Jenkins, Karen Roy, Charles T. Driscoll, Christopher Buerkett
Acid rain has changed the face of the Adirondacks, created political tensions between the Northeast and the Midwest, and served as both a harbinger of global climate change and a "fire drill" for public- and private-sector responses to environmental...



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