Peak Libido Sex, Ecology, and the Collapse of Desire DOMINIC PETTMAN The New School, New York What is the carbon footprint of your libido? In this highly original book, Dominic Pettman examines the mutual influence and impact of human desire and ecological crisis. His account is premised on a simple but startling observation: the decline of libido among the world’s population, the loss of the human sex drive, closely tracks the destruction of environments worldwide. Peak Libido is a forceful reminder that our hearts and loins are primarily ecological organs, beholden to their wider environments, and, as such, they share the same fate.
216 x 138mm | 160 pages | UK December 2020, US February 2021 HB | 978-1-5095-4302-1 | £50.00 | $64.95 | €61.90 PB | 978-1-5095-4303-8 | £15.99 | $19.95 | €19.90 ebook available
The Disappearance of Butterflies JOSEF H. REICHHOLF Translated by Gwen Clayton In this important and urgent book, the eminent entomologist and award-winning author Josef H. Reichholf analyses the threats facing the survival of butterflies, showing that these are linked to use of pesticides, over-fertilization and the intensive farming practices of the agribusiness.
229 x 152mm | 260 pages | UK October 2020, US November 2020 HB | 978-1-5095-3979-6 | £25.00 | $30.00 | €30.90 ebook available
The Life of Plants A Metaphysics of Mixture EMANUELE COCCIA École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris Translated by Dylan Montanari A major new philosophy that puts plants at the centre of our understanding of the world.
216 x 138mm | 192 pages | 2018 HB | 978-1-5095-3152-3 | £50.00 | $64.95 | €61.90 PB | 978-1-5095-3153-0 | £15.99 | $22.95 | €19.90 ebook available
Chicken A History from Farmyard to Factory PAUL R. JOSEPHSON Colby College “This sharp critique of the international livestock and food industries packs a punch, detailing the many health and social consequences of poorly-regulated agribusiness. This is a must-read for all who care about the environment and our own health.” Deborah Fitzgerald, Massachusetts Institute of Technology “This is a smart and lively account of what humans, through agribusiness, have done to an appealing bird which long ago evolved in the Southeast Asian jungles. It can serve as epitome for the consumer capitalist world in all its relations with nature. Ultimately, however, the story lays bare the entire 10,000-yearold history of agriculture, when birds and crops alike came under human management, manipulation, and breeding and forces us to confront ancient attitudes toward the nonhuman world.” Donald Worster, University of Kansas Josephson tells the story of the chicken from all sides: the transformation of this popular bird from backyard scratcher to hyperefficient industrial meat-product, as well as its history as an animal with endearing characteristics who can lay claim to being man’s best friend long before the dog reared its snout or the cat came in from the cold. Lionized in medieval romances and modern cartoons, the chicken’s relationship to humanity runs deep; by treating these animals as mere food products, we become less than human. SERIES: ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY 229 x 152mm | 272 pages | UK May 2020, US June 2020 HB | 978-1-5095-2591-1 | £20.00 | $25 | €24.90 ebook available
The Alps An Environmental History JON MATHIEU University of Lucerne Translated by Rose Hadshar ‘If I could recommend only one book about the Alps, it would be this one!’ Christof Mauch, Director, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, LMU Munich SERIES: ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY 229 x 152mm | 240 pages | 2019 HB | 978-1-5095-2771-7 | £20.00 | $25.00 | €24.90 ebook available
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