ENCLOSING WATER is the winner of the 2011 TURKU BOOK AWARD for environmental history
Our current list of monographs includes detailed studies of environmental history in particular areas as well as wide-ranging thematic volumes. Among the former are Enclosing Water (July 2010) by Stefania Barca, an environmental history of the Industrial Revolution, as inscribed on the Liri valley in Italy’s Central Apennines; and Wapulumuka Oliver Mulwafu’s Conservation Song: A History of Peasant-State Relations and the Environment in Malawi, 1860–2000 (2011). The latter include two volumes on mountains – Marco Armiero’s A Rugged Nation: Mountains and the Making of Modern Italy (2011) and John Mathieu’s comparative history of mountains in the modern era The Third Dimension (translated from the German, 2011). John Dargavel and Elisabeth Johann’s Science and Hope: A Forest History will appear in June 2013. Also forthcoming in 2013 is Lajos Rácz’s Introduction to the Environmental History of Hungary.
We also offer a range of edited collections, including the highly topical Environmental and Social Justice in the City, edited by Geneviève Massard-Guilbaud and Richard Rodger (2011), and Thinking Through the Environment, edited by Timo Myllyntaus, which offers global perspectives on the intersections of mind and environment across a variety of disciplines, from history to politics to the visual arts. Spring 2012 saw the publication of Changing Deserts: Integrating People and their Environment, a collection edited by Lisa Mol and Troy Sternberg. Forthcoming collections are Modern Pastoralism and Conservation: Old Problems, New Challenges, edited by Troy Sternberg and Dawn Chatty (April 2013, originally published in China) and Wild Things: Nature and the Social Imagination, edited by William Beinart, Karen Middleton and Simon Pooley, a volume of histories of human constructions of Nature (July 2013).
We have also started a new series of environmental history readers, suitable for students. Comprising essays selected from our journals, Environment and History and Environmental Values, each inexpensive paperback volume addresses an important theme in environmental history, combining underlying theory and specific case-studies. The first volume, Bio-invaders (2010) investigates the rhetoric and realities of exotic, introduced and ‘alien’ species; the second volume, Landscapes (2010) explores the conceptualisation of environments as landscape, philosophically and historically, while the third, Indigenous Knowledge (2012) investigates how indigenous peoples from various cultures interact with and conceptualise their environments.
The White Horse Press has published a number of highly respected studies in environmental history and we are pleased to announce that some of these books are now being reprinted. They include The Subterranean Forest, Rolf Peter Sieferle’s landmark study of the industrial revolution transition to fossil-fuel energy, more relevant than ever as the need to evolve beyond this system becomes increasingly urgent; and the essay collection Soils and Societies, which explores the multi-faceted relationship between human culture and soils, across nations and eras. Other reprints of classic works are Richard Sikora and Brian Barry’s Obligations to Future Generations (Temple University Press 1978) and Dawn Chatty’s From Camel to Truck (Vantage Press 1986).
Books can be ordered through any bookseller or from our distributors, Turpin Distribution, by phone (+44 (0) 1767 604951), fax (+44 (0) 1767 601640) or email.
We anticipate gradually augmenting this list over time and are always interested in high quality proposals. You can download our book proposal form as a Word document or PDF, or contact Sarah Johnson at the address below to discuss your idea.