Series in Ecology and History

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  1. Coffee Is Not Forever
    Coffee Is Not Forever assesses the global spread of a dire existential threat—coffee rust—to a crop consumers take for granted. In departing from commodity histories’ usual emphasis on the social and economic, and instead... Learn More
    Published: 2nd October 2019
    Hardback | £66.00
    Paperback | £27.99
  2. Inventing Pollution
    Inventing Pollution examines new understandings of pollution, centered not on organic decay but on coal combustion, that emerged in the late 19th century in Britain. This change, Thorsheim argues, gave birth to the smoke-abatement... Learn More
    Published: 16th April 2018
    Paperback | £20.99
  3. Slavery, Agriculture, and Malaria in the Arabian Peninsula
    In Slavery, Agriculture, and Malaria in the Arabian Peninsula, Benjamin Reilly illuminates a previously unstudied phenomenon: the large-scale employment of people of African ancestry as slaves in agricultural oases within the... Learn More
    Published: 29th October 2015
    Hardback | £62.00
    Paperback | £22.99
  4. The Historical Ecology of Malaria in Ethiopia
    Malaria is an infectious disease like no other: it is a dynamic force of nature and Africa’s most deadly and debilitating malady. James C. McCann tells the story of malaria in human, narrative terms and explains the history... Learn More
    Published: 15th July 2015
    Hardback | £62.00
    Paperback | £22.99
  5. Environmental Imaginaries of the Middle East and North Africa
    The landscapes of the Middle East have captured our imaginations throughout history. Images of endless golden dunes, camel caravans, isolated desert oases, and rivers lined with palm trees have often framed written and visual... Learn More
    Published: 13th November 2011
    Hardback | £50.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  6. Mad Dogs and Meerkats
    Through the ages, rabies has exemplified the danger of diseases that transfer from wild animals to humans and their domestic stock. In South Africa, rabies has been on the rise since the latter part of the twentieth century despite... Learn More
    Published: 25th April 2011
    Paperback | £24.99
  7. Nature and History in Modern Italy
    Is Italy il bel paese—the beautiful country—where tourists spend their vacations looking for art, history, and scenery? Or is it a land whose beauty has been cursed by humanity’s greed and nature’s cruelty? The answer... Learn More
    Published: 15th August 2010
    Hardback | £66.00
    Paperback | £31.00
  8. Healing the Herds
    During the early 1990s, the ability of dangerous diseases to pass between animals and humans was brought once more to the public consciousness. These concerns continue to raise questions about how livestock diseases have been... Learn More
    Published: 15th January 2010
    Hardback | £44.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  9. Wielding the Ax
    Forests have been at the fault lines of contact between African peasant communities in the Tanzanian coastal hinterland and outsiders for almost two centuries. In recent decades, a global call for biodiversity preservation has... Learn More
    Published: 9th March 2009
    Hardback | £45.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  10. Resurrecting the Granary of Rome
    Tales of deforestation and desertification in North Africa have been told from the Roman period to the present. Such stories of environmental decline in the Maghreb are still recounted by experts and are widely accepted without... Learn More
    Published: 15th June 2007
    Paperback | £25.99
  11. How Green Were the Nazis?
    The Nazis created nature preserves, championed sustainable forestry, curbed air pollution, and designed the autobahn highway network as a way of bringing Germans closer to nature. How Green Were the Nazis?:... Learn More
    Published: 15th December 2005
    Hardback | £45.00
    Paperback | £25.99
  12. The Green Archipelago
    This inaugural volume in the Ohio University Press Series in Ecology and History is the paperback edition of Conrad Totman’s widely acclaimed study of Japan’s environmental policies over the centuries.... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 1998
    Paperback | £22.99