Content Index

Gabriella Corona in conversation with Piero Bevilacqua, Guillermo Castro, Ranjan Chakrabarti, Kobus du Pisani, John R. McNeill, and Donald Worster.

With reference to Puritjarra, a rock shelter in the Cleland Hills in western central Australia, this environmental art project examines the relationship between knowledge systems–be they indigenous, scientific, or artistic–and place.

An introduction to the seven papers in this issue of Environment and History. The papers are based on presentations to the seventh conference of the Australian Forest History Society, held early in 2007 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Only in recent times have serious historical studies been published about floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, storm tides, forest-fires, and other natural disasters and their effects on human life.

An introduction to seven articles—five of which are written by current doctoral or recent postdoctoral students—that explore ideas, themes, and methods relating to research in the field in New Zealand.

George Perkins Marsh chose to open Man and Nature, his magnum opus, with a discussion of the environmental decline and fall of the Roman Empire…

This paper explores how an expert body, The Investigation of Atmospheric Pollution, was established in the face of different interests and agendas, the importance (and difficulties) of technical standard-setting with reference to environmental pollution, and, finally, the uses of environmental monitoring.

Allen, Robert C., and Ian Keay. “Bowhead Whales in the Eastern Arctic, 1611–1911: Population Reconstruction with Historical Whaling.” Environment and History 12, no. 1 (Feb., 2006): 89–113.

The majority of articles in this issue of Environment and History shed some light on the relationship between colonialism and the environment and on colonial constructions of nature.

Commentary on the articles in this special issue of Environment and History, “Ecological Visionaries/Ecologised Visions.”