To kick-start some conversation here, I would like to invite ETC faculty and grad students to share a few sentences about 1 or 2 books you’ve recently read that you consider essential reading in the environmental thought and culture field (however you choose to define that field). If you can throw in a link to the GoogleBooks or Amazon page of the book(s), that would be great. – Adrian

2 Responses to “Kick-start”

  1. Adrian says:

    Both excellent, holistic, synthetic, and important historical works. Thanks, Emilian.

  2. Emilian says:

    Here are a couple of books that changed the way I looked at environmental thought (and its scholarship):

    Simon Schama’s “Landscape and Memory”, which addresses the basic question of what do we see when we look at a landscape: nature or culture? Beautifully written and beautifully illustrated. Amazon link.

    Fernand Braudel’s “The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II”, which paints a picture of a particular place and time by looking at the role of the environment, socio-economic patterns, and individual historical events. I have never seen anything else like it. Amazon link.

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