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  • Japan in a new-found world / Joseph LOH
  • The world from the waterline / Peter D. SHAPINSKY
  • Elusive islands of silver : Japan in the early European geographic imagination / OKA Mihoko
  • Mapping the margins of Japan / Ronald P. TOBY
  • The creators and historical context of the oldest maps of the Ryukyu kingdom / WATANABE Miki
  • The introduction of Dutch surveying instruments in Japan / SATOH Ken'ichi
  • The European career of Ishikawa Ryūsen's map of Japan / Marcia YONEMOTO
  • A new map of Japan and its acceptance in Europe / MATSUI Yōko
  • The arms and legs of the realm / Constantine N. VAPORIS
  • Visualizing the political world through provincial maps / SUGIMOTO Fumiko
  • Fixing sacred borders : villagers, monks, and their two sovereign masters / SUGIMOTO Fumiko
  • Self-portrait of a village / KOMEIE Taisaku
  • Characteristics of premodern urban space / TAMAI Tetsuo
  • Evolving cartography of an ancient capital / UESUGI Kazuhiro
  • Historical landscapes of Osaka / UESUGI Kazuhiro
  • The urban landscape of early Edo in an East Asian context / TAMAI Tetsuo
  • Spatial visions of status / Ronald P. TOBY
  • The social landscape of Edo / Paul WALEY
  • What is a street? / Mary Elizabeth BERRY
  • Locating Japan in a Buddhist world / D. Max MOERMAN
  • Picturing maps : the "rare and wondrous" bird's-eye views of Kuwagata Keisai / Henry D. SMITH II
  • An artist's rendering of the divine Mount Fuji / MIYAZAKI Fumiko
  • Rock of ages : traces of the gods in Akita / Anne WALTHALL
  • Cosmology and science in Japan's last Buddhist world map / Sayoko SAKAKIBARA
  • Fun with moral mapping in the mid-nineteenth century / Robert GOREE
  • A travel map adjusted to urgent circumstances / Kären WIGEN and Sayoko SAKAKIBARA
  • Legendary landscape at the Kitayama Palace / Nicolas FIÉVÉ
  • New routes through old Japan / Roderick WILSON
  • Seeking accuracy : the first modern survey of Japan's coast / SUZUKI Junko
  • No foreigners allowed : the shogunate's hydrographic chart of the "holy" Ise Bay / SUZUKI Junko
  • Indigenous knowledge in the mapping of the northern frontier regions / Tessa MORRIS-SUZUKI
  • Mamiya Rinzō and the cartography of empire / Brett L. WALKER
  • Outcastes and peasants on the edge of modernity / Daniel BOTSMAN
  • Converging lines : Yamakawa Kenjirō's fire map of Tokyo / Steven WILLS
  • Mapping death and destruction in 1923 / J. Charles SCHENCKING
  • Rebuilding Tokyo after the great Kanto earthquake / André SORENSEN
  • Shinjuku 1931 : a new type of urban space / Henry D. SMITH II
  • Mapping the Hōjō colliery explosion of 1914 / Brett L. WALKER
  • Cultivating progress in colonial Taiwan / Philip C. BROWN
  • Showcase thoroughfares, wretched alleys : the uneven development of colonial Seoul (Keijō) / Todd A. HENRY
  • Imperial expansion and city planning : visions for Datong in the 1930s / Carola HEIN
  • A two-timing map / Catherine L. PHIPPS
  • Visions of a new order in the Asia-Pacific / David FEDMAN
  • Blackened cities, blackened maps / Cary KARACAS and David FEDMAN
  • The occupied city / Cary KARACAS
  • Sacred space on postwar Fuji / Andrew BERNSTEIN
  • Tange Kenzō's proposal for rebuilding Hiroshima / Carola HEIN
  • Visions of the good city in the rapid growth period / André SORENSEN
  • On the road in Olympic-era Tokyo / Bruce SUTTMEIER
  • Traversing Tokyo by subway / Alisa FREEDMAN
  • The uses of a free paper map in the internet age / Susan Paige TAYLOR
  • Tsukiji at the end of an era / Theodore C. BESTOR
  • Probabilistic earthquake hazard maps / Gregory SMITS
  • Citizens' radiation maps after the tsunami / Jilly TRAGANOU
  • Run & escape! / SATOH Ken'ichi
  • Postmortem cartography : "stillbirths" and the Meiji state / Fabian DRIXLER
  • Reconstructing provincial maps / NAKAMURA Yūsuke
  • The art of making oversize graphic maps / ARAI Kei.
Miles of shelf space in contemporary Japanese bookstores and libraries are devoted to travel guides, walking maps, and topical atlases. Young Japanese children are taught how to properly map their classrooms and schoolgrounds. Elderly retirees pore over old castle plans and village cadasters. Pioneering surveyors are featured in popular television shows, and avid collectors covet exquisite scrolls depicting sea and land routes. Today, Japanese people are zealous producers and consumers of cartography, and maps are an integral part of daily life. But this was not always the case: a thousand years ago, maps were solely a privilege of the ruling elite in Japan. Only in the past four hundred years has Japanese cartography truly taken off, and between the dawn of Japan's cartographic explosion and today, the nation's society and landscape have undergone major transformations. At every point, maps have documented those monumental changes. Cartographic Japan offers a rich introduction to the resulting treasure trove, with close analysis of one hundred maps from the late 1500s to the present day, each one treated as a distinctive window onto Japan's tumultuous history. Sixty distinguished contributors-hailing from Japan, North America, Europe, and Australia-uncover the meanings behind a key selection of these maps, situating them in historical context and explaining how they were made, read, and used at the time. With more than one hundred gorgeous full-color illustrations, Cartographic Japan offers an enlightening tour of Japan's magnificent cartographic archive.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226073057 20160619
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
1 atlas (224 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 31 cm
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
ix, 265 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgements Preface / Peter K. Bol Introduction / Ruth Mostern, Humphrey Southall, and Merrick Lex Berman Section 1: What is a Gazetteer 1. Gazetteers Past: Placing Names from Antiquity to the Internet / Ruth Mostern and Humphrey Southall 2. Gazetteers Present: Spatial Science and Volunteered Geographical Information / Michael F. Goodchild 3. Gazetteers Global: United Nations Geographical Names Standardization / Helen Kerfoot 4. Gazetteers Enriched: A Conceptual Basis for Linking Gazetteers with Other Kinds of Information / Ryan Shaw Section 2: Using Gazetteers in Combination 5. International Standards for Gazetteer Data Structures / Raj Singh 6. Place, Period, and Setting for Linked Data Gazetteers / Karl Grossner, Krzysztof Janowicz, and Carsten Kessler 7. The Pleiades Gazetteer and the Pelagios Project / Rainer Simon, Leif Isaksen, Elton Barker, and Pau de Soto Canamares 8. Historical Gazetteer System Integration: CHGIS, Regnum Francorum, and GeoNames / Merrick Lex Berman, Johan Ahlfeldt, and Marc Wick Section 3: Exemplars 9. Building a Gazetteer for Early Modern London, 1550-1650 / Janelle Jenstad 10. Digitally Exposing the Place Names of England and Wales / Paul Ell, Lorna Hughes, and Humphrey Southall 11. Standardizing Names Nationally: The Work of the United States Board on Geographic Names / Michael Fournier 12. The Yeosi Project: Finding a Place in Northeast Asia Through History / Youcheol Kim, Byungnam Yoon, Jonghyuk Kim, and Hyunjong Kim Section 4: Doing History with Gazetteers 13. Mapping Religious Geographies in Chinese Muslim Society / Mark Henderson and Karl Ryavec 14. Core-Periphery Structure of the Nobi Region, Central Japan, With Reference to the Work of G. William Skinner / Tsunetoshi Mizoguchi 15. Gazetteer GIS and the Study of Taiwan Local Society and its Transition / Pi-ling Pai and I-Chun Fan References List of Contributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253022448 20161010
Well before the innovation of maps, gazetteers served as the main geographic referencing system for hundreds of years. Consisting of a specialized index of place names, gazetteers traditionally linked descriptive elements with topographic features and coordinates. Placing Names is inspired by that tradition of discursive place-making and by contemporary approaches to digital data management that have revived the gazetteer and guided its development in recent decades. Adopted by researchers in the Digital Humanities and Spatial Sciences, gazetteers provide a way to model the kind of complex cultural, vernacular, and perspectival ideas of place that can be located in texts and expanded into an interconnected framework of naming history. This volume brings together leading and emergent scholars to examine the history of the gazetteer, its important role in geographic information science, and its use to further the reach and impact of spatial reasoning into the digital age.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253022448 20161010
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xiii, 136 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
  • Introduction. GIS and the digital humanities ; Toward the spatial turn ; Writing time and space with GIS: The conquest and mapping of seventeenth-century Ireland
  • Writers, texts, and mapping. Toward a humanities GIS ; Modeling and visualizing in GIS: The topological influences of Homer's Odyssey and Dante's Inferno on James Joyce's Ulysses (1922) ; Psychogeographical GIS: Creating a "kaleidoscope equipped with consciousness, " Flann O'Brien's At Swim-Two-Birds (1939) ; Geovisualizing Beckett
  • Toward a humanities GIS. The terrae incognitae of humanities GIS.
In Abstract Machine , author Charles Travis uses GIS technology to interpret, analyze, and visualize literary, historical, and philosophical texts. Travis's study shows how mapping language patterns, fictional landscapes, geographic spaces, and philosophical concepts helps support critical analysis. Travis bases his interpretive model upon the ancient Greek and Roman practice of geographia, and applies it to works by authors including Samuel Beckett, Patrick Kavanagh, Flann OAEBrien, and James Joyce. Travis illustrates how scholars in the humanities can experiment with GIS to create visualizations that support and illustrate their critical analysis of humanities texts, and survey, navigate, and imagine various story-paths through space and time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781589483682 20160618
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
viii, 191 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction to the transition movement
  • Background of study
  • Sustainability, development communication, and social movements
  • Framing the communicative relationship(s) mediated within the movement
  • Methodology
  • The appeal of the glocal narrative(s)
  • Measuring and communicating impacts
  • The multiscalar role of ideology and culture in transition
  • Are transition towns sustainable?
  • The value of diversity : the role of race, class, and age
  • Digital communication, technology, and transition
  • Conclusion and recommendations.
This book explores the communication processes of the Transition Movement, a community-led global social movement, as it was adapted in a local context. First it analyzes how the movement's grand narratives of responding to "climate change" and creating greater "resiliency" were communicated into local community-based stories, responses, and actions in the Transition Town of Amherst, Massachusetts. Second, it seeks to understand the multilayered communication processes that facilitate these actions toward sustainable social change. Transition Amherst developed and/or supported projects that addressed reducing dependency on peak-oil, creating community-based-local economies, supporting sustainable food production and consumption, and participating in more efficient transportation, among others. The popularity of the model coincides with an increase in the interest in and use of the term "sustainability" by media, academics and policymakers around the world, and an increase in the global use of digital technology as a resource for information gathering and sharing. Thus this book situates itself at the intersections of a global environmental and economic crisis, the popularization of the term "sustainability, " and an increasingly digitized and networked global society in order to better understand how social change is contextualized and facilitated in a local community via a global network. This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the ways in which the theories of Transition are applied over an extended period of time in practice, on the ground in a Transition town.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780739198537 20160618
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xv, 394 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Foreword -- Kofi Annan -- I) INTRODUCTION -- 1. The Many Faces of Food Security -- Rosamond L. Naylor -- II) THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE -- 2. Food Security for the Poorest Billion: Policy Lessons from Indonesia -- Walter P. Falcon -- 3. The Food Security Roots of the Middle Income Trap -- Scott Rozelle, Jikun Huang, and Xiaobing Wang -- 4. Institutions, Interests, and Incentives in American Food and Agriculture -- Policy -- Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, David Lazarus, Walter Falcon, and Rosamond L. Naylor -- 5. Political Economy of EU Agricultural and Food Policies and Global Food Security -- Johan Swinnen -- III) CHALLENGES FOR THE POOREST BILLION -- 6. Creating Synergies Between Water, Energy, and Food Security for Smallholders -- Jennifer Burney -- 7. Health and Development at the Food-Water Nexus -- Jennifer Davis, Eran Bendavid, Amy J. Pickering, and Rosamond L. Naylor -- 8. Land Institutions and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa -- Whitney L. Smith and Rosamond L. Naylor -- IV) AGRICULTURE'S DEPENDENCE ON RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT -- 9. Food, Energy, and Climate Connections in a Global Economy -- David B. Lobell, Rosamond L. Naylor, and Christopher B. Field -- 10. Agricultural Nutrient Use and Its Environmental Consequences -- Peter A. Vitousek and Pamela A. Matson -- 11. Water Institutions and Agriculture -- Barton H. Thompson, Jr. -- 12. Global Agriculture and Land Use Changes in the 21st Century: Achieving a Balance Between Food Security, Urban Diet, and Nature Conservation -- Ximena Rueda and Eric F. Lambin -- V. FOOD IN A NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY CONTEXT -- 13. Food and Security -- Stephan John Stedman -- 14. From Politics to Farm Plots: A Field Perspective on Food Security -- Rosamond L. Naylor -- Glossary -- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199354061 20160616
Hundreds of millions of people still suffer from chronic hunger and food insecurity despite sufficient levels of global food production. The poor's inability to afford adequate diets remains the biggest constraint to solving hunger, but the dynamics of global food insecurity are complex and demand analysis that extends beyond the traditional domains of economics and agriculture. How do the policies used to promote food security in one country affect nutrition, food access, natural resources, and national security in other countries? How do the priorities and challenges of achieving food security change over time as countries develop economically? The Evolving Sphere of Food Security seeks to answer these two important questions and others by exploring the interconnections of food security to security of many kinds: energy, water, health, climate, the environment, and national security. Through personal stories of research in the field and policy advising at local and global scales, a multidisciplinary group of scholars provide readers with a real-world sense of the opportunities and challenges involved in alleviating food insecurity. In sub-Saharan Africa, for example, management of HIV/AIDS, the establishment of an equitable system of land property rights, and investment in solar-powered irrigation play an important role in improving food security--particularly in the face of global climate change. Meanwhile, food price spikes associated with the United States' biofuels policy continue to have spillover effects on the world's rural poor with implications for stability and national security. The Evolving Sphere of Food Security traces four key areas of the food security field: 1) the political economy of food and agriculture; 2) challenges for the poorest billion; 3) agriculture's dependence on resources and the environment; and 4) food in a national and international security context. This book connects these areas in a way that tells an integrated story about human lives, resource use, and the policy process.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199354061 20160616
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
1 map : color ; 59 x 60 cm, on sheet 98 x 107 cm., folded 28 x 22 cm. in envelope 30 x 24 cm. + 1 pamphlet (iv, 28 pages ; 28 cm).
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
1 atlas (248 p.) : col. ill., col. maps ; 20 x 25 cm
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)

9. Atlas du Rwanda [2013]

1 atlas (135 p.) : col. ill., col. maps ; 29 cm.
  • Le continent africain -- Relief et hydrographie -- Géologie -- Climat -- Végétation, flore -- Faune -- Préhistoire -- Antiquité -- L'Afrique médiévale, VIIe-XVIe siècle -- L'Afrique du XVIe au XIXe siècle -- Les traites négrières -- Le temps des explorateurs -- La colonisation européenne -- Les indépendances -- L'Afrique au XXIe siècle -- L'Afrique dans le monde -- L'intégration régionale -- Niveau de vie, IDH -- Agriculture, élevage, pêche -- Mines et industries -- Énergie -- Commerce -- Transport, communications -- Démographie -- Peuples et religions -- Langues -- Enseignement -- Santé -- Tourisme -- Environnement -- Rwanda -- Relief et hydrographie -- Géologie -- Géomorphologie -- Climat -- Faune, flore -- Le Rwanda ancien -- Le Rwanda indépendant -- Organisation administrative -- Religions -- Population -- Urbanisation -- Agriculture vivrière -- Agriculture commerciale -- Élevage, pêche -- Énergie, mines -- Industrie, commerce -- Transports et communications -- Éducation, langues -- Santé -- Environnement, biodiversité -- Tourisme -- Kigali -- Province du sud -- Province de l'ouest -- Province du nord -- Province de l'est -- Propriété foncière.
"Une cartographie originale alliant rigueur scientifique et accessibilité à tous : relief et hydrographie, géologie, climat, histoire, agriculture, énergie et mines, éducation, santé, tourisme, Kigali, les provinces du Nord, du Sud, de l'Est de l'Ouest..."--P. [4] of cover.
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xii, 229 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction to economic development and GIS
  • Economic development analysis using Esri business analyst
  • GIS best practices in economic development analysis
  • Site selection using Esri business analyst: locating a retail store in the Tampa Bay Area
  • Determining enterprise zones and other special areas
  • Jobs-housing balance, transit-oriented development, and commute time: integrating GIS and GPS
  • Geocoding locations and applications for economic development
  • Statistics and statistical methods in economic development using GIS
  • Working with raster data and imagery in economic development analysis.
"Economic Development and GIS" shows why geographic information system (GIS) software is an essential tool for economic development planning and analysis. The book describes policy problems in economic development then presents methods and techniques to solve them with GIS. "Economic Development and GIS" uses examples from Esri Business Analyst(TM) and ArcGIS software to explain the value of GIS in economic development decision making.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781589482180 20160609
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
1 map : color ; 53 x 74 cm, on sheet 107 x 142 cm., folded in envelope 30 x 24 cm. + 1 pamphlet (11 pages ; 28 cm).
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xiii, 333 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction Keith D. Lilley-- Part I. Geographical Traditions: 1. Chorography reconsidered: an alternative approach to the Ptolemaic definition Jesse Simon-- 2. Geography and memory in Isidore's Etymologies Andy Merrills-- 3. The uses of classical history and geography in medieval St Gall Natalia Lozovsky-- 4. The cosmographical imagination of Roger Bacon Amanda Power-- 5. Reflections in the Ebstorf map: cartography, theology and dilectio speculationis Marcia Kupfer-- 6. 'After poyetes and astronomyers': English geographical thought and early English print Meg Roland-- 7. Displacing Ptolemy? The textual geographies of Ramusio's Navigazioni e Viaggi Margaret Small-- Part II. Geographical Imaginations: 8. Gaul undivided: cartography, geography, and identity in France at the time of the Hundred Years War Camille Serchuk-- 9. Passion and conflict: medieval Islamic views of the West Karen C. Pinto-- 10. Hereford maps, Hereford lives: biography and cartography in an English cathedral city Daniel Birkholz-- 11. Shifting geographies of anti-semitism: mapping Jew and Christian in Thomas of Monmouth's Life and Miracles of St William of Norwich Kathy Lavezzo-- 12. Gardens of Eden and ladders to Heaven: holy mountain geographies in Byzantium Veronica Della Dora-- 13. Journeying to the world's end? Imagining the Anglo-Irish frontier in Ramon de Perellos's Pilgrimage to St Patrick's Purgatory Sara V. Torres.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107036918 20160612
Mapping Medieval Geographies explores the ways in which geographical knowledge, ideas and traditions were formed in Europe during the Middle Ages. Leading scholars reveal the connections between Islamic, Christian, Biblical and Classical geographical traditions from Antiquity to the later Middle Ages and Renaissance. The book is divided into two parts: Part I focuses on the notion of geographical tradition and charts the evolution of celestial and earthly geography in terms of its intellectual, visual and textual representations; whilst Part II explores geographical imaginations; that is to say, those 'imagined geographies' that came into being as a result of everyday spatial and spiritual experience. Bringing together approaches from art, literary studies, intellectual history and historical geography, this pioneering volume will be essential reading for scholars concerned with visual and textual modes of geographical representation and transmission, as well as the spaces and places of knowledge creation and consumption.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107036918 20160612
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
42 p. ; 30 cm.
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
166 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xiv, 658 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 31 cm.
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
volumes : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xii, 246 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
  • Mapping the past
  • The graphic foundations of American history
  • Capturing the past through maps
  • Mapping the present
  • Disease, expansion, and the rise of environmental mapping
  • Slavery and the origin of statistical cartography
  • The cartographic consolidation of America.
In the nineteenth century, Americans began to use maps in radically new ways. For the first time, medical men mapped diseases to understand and prevent epidemics, natural scientists mapped climate and rainfall to uncover weather patterns, educators mapped the past to foster national loyalty among students, and Northerners mapped slavery to assess the power of the South. After the Civil War, federal agencies embraced statistical and thematic mapping in order to profile the ethnic, racial, economic, moral, and physical attributes of a reunified nation. By the end of the century, Congress had authorized a national archive of maps, an explicit recognition that old maps were not relics to be discarded but unique records of the nation's past. All of these experiments involved the realization that maps were not just illustrations of data, but visual tools that were uniquely equipped to convey complex ideas and information. In "Mapping the Nation", Susan Schulten charts how maps of epidemic disease, slavery, census statistics, the environment, and the past demonstrated the analytical potential of cartography, and in the process transformed the very meaning of a map. Today, statistical and thematic maps are so ubiquitous that we take for granted that data will be arranged cartographically. Whether for urban planning, public health, marketing, or political strategy, maps have become everyday tools of social organization, governance, and economics. The world we inhabit-saturated with maps and graphic information-grew out of this sea change in spatial thought and representation in the nineteenth century, when Americans learned to see themselves and their nation in new dimensions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226740683 20160609
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xviii, 292 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Why the Yaqui Valley? An introduction / Pamela Matson and Walter Falcon
  • A brief history of the Yaqui Valley / Ashley Dean
  • Looking for "win-wins" in intensive agriculture / Pamela Matson, Rosamond Naylor, and Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio
  • Ecosystems and land use change in the Yaqui Valley: does agricultural intensification "spare land for nature"? / Pamela Matson and Peter Jewett
  • Linking knowledge with action for sustainable development: A case study of change and effectiveness / Ellen McCullough and Pamela Matson
  • Exploring vulnerability in the Yaqui Valley human-environment system / Pamela Matson, Amy Luers, and Ellen McCullough
  • From wheat to waves and back again: connections between the Yaqui Valley and the Gulf of California / Michael Beman and Amy Luers
  • The Yaqui Valley's agricultural transition to a more open economy / Rosamond Naylor and Walter Falcon
  • Agricultural research and management at the field scale / Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio and David Lobell
  • Nitrogen in the Yaqui Valley: sources, transfers, and consequences / Toby Ahrens ... [et al.]
  • Water resources management in the Yaqui Valley / Gerrit Schoups ... [et al.]
  • Lessons learned / Pamela Matson, Rosamond Naylor, and Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio.
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Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Science Library (Li and Ma)
278 p. ; 25 cm.
How do oil and democracy mix? Oil is a curse, we are told, that causes corruption and war, but Carbon Democracy tells a different story. Timothy Mitchell rethinks the history of energy, the politics of nature, the work of democracy, and the place of the Middle East in our common world. He begins with the history of coal, which gave those who produced it the power to shut down energy systems, a power they used to build the first mass democracies. Oil offered the West an alternative source of energy, and a different form of politics. It helped create a denatured political life whose central object, the economy, appeared capable of infinite growth. It created democratic forces dependent on an undemocratic Middle East. And it left us with an impoverished political practice, incapable of addressing the crises of cheap energy and the carbon-fueled collapse of the ecological order.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844677450 20160606
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xviii, 282 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)