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Books & Profiles

Full-text books, excerpts, profiles, and book reviews about the human-environment relationship.

Full-text books, excerpts, profiles, and book reviews about the human-environment relationship. Featured collections include environmental publishing house series, such as those from White Horse Press, Berghahn Books, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, and University of Pittsburgh Press, as well as H- Environment Roundtable book reviews.

Lübken, Uwe, Die Natur der Gefahr: Überschwemmungen am Ohio River im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert

Die Natur der Gefahr traces the history of the Ohio river, its significance for trade and industry, and its flooding disasters between the late eighteenth century through to the twentieth century.


Huff, Tobias, Natur und Industrie im Sozialismus: Eine Umweltgeschichte der DDR

Natur und Industrie im Sozialismus challenges common conceptions that portray the environmental history of East Germany as one of decline, highlighting the existence of advocates of environmental measures within the socialist party.


Heßler, Martina, and Christian Kehrt (eds.), Die Hamburger Sturmflut von 1962: Risikobewusstsein und Katastrophenschutz aus zeit-, technik- und umweltgeschichtlicher Perspektive

Die Hamburger Sturmflut von 1962 is an in-depth historical study of the 1962 storm flood that devastated Hamburg and Germany. It compares the flood to others in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, while reflecting on the sociocultural and technological contexts of the time.


Kraus, Alexander, and Martina Winkler (eds.), Weltmeere: Wissen und Wahrnehmung im langen 19. Jahrhundert

Weltmeere examines society's relationship with the oceans in the nineteenth century, through subjects such as whale fishing, polar expeditions, the sea in literature and psychology, and marine studies.


Masius, Patrick, Schlangenlinien: Eine Geschichte der Kreuzotter

Schlangenlinien examines the history of the European Viper and the shift from extermination policies to those of protection and rehabilitation in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.


Strube, Sebastian, Euer Dorf soll schöner werden: Ländlicher Wandel, staatliche Planung und Demokratisierung in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Euer Dorf soll schöner werden captures the transformation of Germany's rural landscape through modernization between 1961 and 1979, through the inter-village contest, "Unser Dorf soll schöner werden" ("May our village become more beautiful").


Mutz, Mathias, Umwelt als Ressource: Die sächsische Papierindustrie 1850–1930

Umwelt als Ressource highlights the interaction and co-evolution of modern industry and the environment, using the example of the German paper industry in Saxony.


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