While the American Society for Environmental History 2020 Annual Conference in Ottawa, Ontario is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, UC Press is committed to sharing the latest research in Environmental Studies. Although we are unable to see you in person, we are honoring the 40% conference discount on all Environmental Studies titles. Enter promo code 19E5121 at checkout.
In recognition of the impact of Covid-19 on campus instruction and the rise of unplanned distance learning, we are pleased to make all of our online journals content free to all through June 2020, including full access to Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, Pacific Historical Review, and Case Studies in the Environment. Browse our full list of journals.
Highlights from our Environmental Studies list include our forthcoming book Field Guide to Climate Anxiety: How to Keep Your Cool on a Warming Planet by Sarah Jaquette Ray, who draws on a decade of experience leading and teaching in college environmental studies programs to create an “existential tool kit” for the climate generation. Fruit from the Sands: The Silk Road Origins of the Foods We Eat by Robert N. Spengler III presents the fascinating story of the origins and spread of agriculture across Inner Asia and into Europe and East Asia and explores how the foods we eat have shaped the course of human history and transformed cuisines all over the globe.
New release Marijuana Boom: The Rise and Fall of Colombia’s First Drug Paradise by Lina Britto combines deep archival research with unprecedented oral history to decipher why the Colombian coffee republic transform into a drug paradise and at what cost. Environmental Justice in a Moment of Danger by Julie Sze examines mobilizations and movements, from protests at Standing Rock to activism in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.