Course Texts

Ahuja, Neel. “Rhetorics of Endangerment: Cultural Difference and Development in International Ape Conservation Discourse.” Postcolonial Green: Environmental Politics and World Narratives. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press.

Barlow, Maude & Tony Clarke, Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water. New York: The New Press, 2002. (Reserves Direct)

Bennett, Jane. “Powers of the Hoard: Further Notes on Material Agency.” Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Ethics and Objects. Ed. Jeffery Jerome Cohen. Washington, DC: Oliphant Books, 2012. 237-269.

Benyus, Janine. Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. New York: William Morrow Paperbacks, 2002. (Reserves Direct)

Blue Gold: World Water Wars. Dir. Sam Bozzo. Perf. Malcolm Gladwell and Maude Barlowe. PBS, 2009. 

The Botany of Desire. Dir. Michael Schwarz. Perf. Michael Pollan and Francis MacDormand. PBS, 2009. Film.

Campbell, Gardener. “A Personal Cyber Infrastructure.Education Review Online. 2009.

Coetzee, J.M. The Lives of Animals. The Tanner Lectures on Human Values. Princeton University, 15 & 16 October 2007.

Cohen, Michael P. “Comment: Resistance to Wilderness.” Environmental History 1.1 (1996): 34-42.

Cronan, William. “The Trouble with Wilderness; Or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature.” William Cronon, ed., Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature, New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1995, 69-90.

Darwin, Charles. Origin of the Species and The Descent of Man (excerpts). Norton Anthology of English Literature. 8th ed. Vol E. New York: WW Norton & Co., 2006. 1539-1549. (Reserves Direct)

Edwards, Jonathan. “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” Electronic Texts in American Studies. digitalcommons.unl.edu. 3-25.

Gasland. Dir. Josh Fox. Perf. Josh Fox. HBO Documentary Films, 2010.

Gessner, David. “For the Birds.” Salon.com. Web. 13 Aug 2013.

—–. “Sick of Nature.” Sick of Nature. Hanover: Dartmouth College Press, 2004. (Reserves Direct)

Grove, Richard H. Green Imperialism: Colonial Expansion, Tropical Island Edens, and the Origins of Environmentalism 1600-1860. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. (Reserves Direct)

Hays, Samuel P. “Comment: The Trouble with Bill Cronon’s Wilderness.” Environmental History 1.1 (1996): 29-23.

An Inconvenient Truth. Dir. Davis Guggenheim. Perf. Al Gore. Paramount, 2006.

Manning, Richard. “Bakken Business: The Price of North Dakota’s Fraking Boom.” Harper’s Magazine. March 2013. (Hand-out)

Morton, Timothy, The Ecological Thought. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012. (Purchase)

The Nature of Things: Biomimicry, Part 2. Dir. Paul Lang. Perf. David Suzuki and Janine Benyus. CBS, 2003.

Nixon, Rob. “Scenes from the Seabed: The Future of Dissent.” Epilogue. Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011. 263-280.

—–. “Slow Violence and Environmental Story Telling.” Nieman Story Board. niemanstoryboard.org. 13 June 2011.

Pollan, Michael. “Some of My Best Friends Are Germs.” The New York Times Magazine. Michaelpollan.com. 15 May 2013.

—–. “Desire: Control/Plant: The Potato.” The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye View of the World. New York: Random House, 2008. (Reserves Direct)

Shakespeare, William. The Tempest. Norton Shakespeare. 3rd Ed. Eds. Stephen Greenblatt, Walter Cohen, Katherine Eisaman Maus, and Jean Howard. New York: WW Norton & Co., 1997. (Reserves Direct)

Thoreau, Henry David. “Economy.” Walden, or Life in the Woods. Hazelton: An Electronic Classic Series Publication, 2013. 3-38.

Wilson, Edward O. Biophilia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1986. (Reserves Direct)