Books & Profiles

Mitman, Gregg, Armiero, Marco, and Robert Emmett, Future Remains: A Cabinet of Curiosities for the Anthropocene

Future Remains is a thoughtful and creative meditation on these questions. The fifteen objects gathered in this book resemble more the tarots of a fortuneteller than the archaeological finds of an expedition—they speak of planetary futures. Marco Armiero, Robert S. Emmett, and Gregg Mitman have assembled a cabinet of curiosities for the Anthropocene, bringing together a mix of lively essays, creatively chosen objects, and stunning photographs by acclaimed photographer Tim Flach. The result is a book that interrogates the origins, implications, and potential dangers of the Anthropocene and makes us wonder anew about what exactly human history is made of. (From the University of Chicago Press website)

Meadows, Donella H., and the Club of Rome, The Limits to growth; a report for the Club of Rome's project on the predicament of mankind

The Limits to Growth. Cover.

Meadows, Donella H., and the Club of Rome. The Limits to growth; a report for the Club of Rome's project on the predicament of mankind. New York: Universe Books, 1972. 

Mitman, Gregg, The State of Nature: Ecology, Community, and American Social Thought, 1900-1950

Gregg Mitman examines the relationship between issues in early twentieth-century American society and the sciences of evolution and ecology to reveal how explicit social and political concerns influenced the scientific agenda of biologists at the University of Chicago and throughout the United States during the first half of the twentieth century.

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.