Content Index

Krishna AchutaRao reviews the book Pushing our Limits: Insights from Biosphere 2 by Mark Nelson.

Amanda Poole reviews Sara Wylie’s Fractivism: Corporate Bodies and Chemical Bonds.

In addition to depicting a phase of the channelization works of the San Francisco River, this image shows Bogotá’s urban landscape, with the Eastern Mountains in the background and trees such as eucalyptus, pines and cypress along the river.

Frank de Vocht reviews The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life by Arthur Firstenberg.

Through a collection of 445 photographs taken from precisely the same places at intervals of months, years and decades,Die Zeit des Waldes [The forest over time] offers a stop-action look at the diversity of transformations within Germany’s forests.

Through ethnographic fieldwork in southern Lebanon, Vasiliki Touhouliotis examines the 2006 Lebanon-Israeli war’s environmental impact.

Petra Tjitske Kalshoven combines ethnographic studies with ornithological testimonies to present the re-creation and reenactment of the extinct great auk, or garefowl. The author aims to achieve contiguity with lost species through expressions and shaping of human perceptions and imaginations of past, and eventually future, environmental disasters.

Looking at Leanne Allison and Jeremy Mendes’s interactive documentary Bear 71 (2012), Katey Castellano shows how the environmental humanities can be employed to rearticulate scientific data as innovative multispecies stories.

The authors study the relationship between poverty and poaching using a sample of 173 self-admitted poachers dwelling in villages near Ruaha National Park in Tanzania.

This joint presentation by Varro Laszlo and Stefan Pfenninger for the ESC Symposium 2017: Global Energy Challenge provides a framework to understand the economics behind energy consumption in the past, present, and future.