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Edited by Cynthia Levine-Rasky and Lisa Kowalchuk

Leading voices in academia and activism identify our most pressing problems and ways to overcome them.

May 2020
A History

By Alan MacEachern

Resurrecting one of Canada's most famous and yet unexamined natural disasters, The Miramichi Fire traverses a wide range of historical and scientific literatures to bring a more complete story into the light.

June 2020
Sustaining Eaters, Animals, and the Planet

Edited by Ryan M. Katz-Rosene and Sarah J. Martin

Does a sustainable future include eating meat?

April 2020
The Roles of Ethnobotany and Ethnoecology in Indigenous Peoples' Land Rights in Canada and Beyond

Edited by Nancy Turner

A powerful case for the essential role of plants and environments in recognizing Indigenous Peoples' land rights around the world.

May 2020
Cars, Catastrophes, and the Battle for the Environment

By Mike Mason

A short history of climate change: its causes, consequences, deniers, and solutions for remediation.

April 2020
A Modern History

By Peter Ward

Recounting the history of personal hygiene in Europe and North America and the making of the modern clean body.

November 2019
Genetically Modified Crops and the Future of African Agriculture

By Matthew Schnurr

An evaluation of the potential for genetically modified crops to alleviate poverty and hunger in Africa.

November 2019
Labour and the Political Economy of Food Distribution in Britain, 1830–1914

By Sébastien Rioux

How labour exploitation in the British distribution system was key to cheaper food between 1830 and 1914.
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September 2019
 Life on the Edge of Catastrophe, Philosophy in the Anthropocene

By Todd Dufresne

A philosopher's passionate intervention into the meaning of life, and the future of civilization, in the face of catastrophic climate change.

September 2019
Essays on the Environmental History of the Gulf of St Lawrence

Edited by Claire Elizabeth Campbell, Edward MacDonald and Brian Payne

Essays that rethink the geographical and historical dimensions of the Gulf of St Lawrence and explore its ecological roles.

February 2020
Authority and Contestation on the South Africa-Zimbabwe Border

By Lincoln Addison

An inside look at the ways in which labour relations are constituted and contested in South African agriculture.

August 2019
Institutions and Urbanization in the United States and Canada

By Zack Taylor

How American and Canadian cities came to be governed differently - and what it means for the future.

May 2019
A New Humanities

Edited by Tracy McDonald and Daniel Vandersommers 

An interdisciplinary collection that examines zoos from historical, philosophical, social, and cultural perspectives.

June 2019

Edited by C. Tyler DesRoches, Frank Jankunis and Byron Williston

Grappling with the philosophical dimensions of our current ecological crisis, from a Canadian perspective.

July 2019
The Rise of the Antidevelopment Movement on Canada's West Coast

By J.I. Little

Exploring the beginnings of the antidevelopment protest movements in British Columbia's Lower Mainland.

February 2019
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