Metamorphoses EMANUELE COCCIA École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) Translated by Robin Mackay “Emanuele Coccia defines anew the relationship between humans and nature – a fascinating inquiry, and one which we urgently need in order to open our eyes to the world around us.” Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees Bacteria, viruses, fungi, plants, animals: they are all one and the same life. By highlighting what joins humans together with other forms of life, Coccia’s brilliant reflection on metamorphosis encourages us to abandon our view of the human species as static and independent, and to recognize instead that we are part of a much larger and interconnected form of life.
216 x 138mm | 212 pages | UK June 2021, US July 2021 HB | 978-1-5095-4566-7 | £50.00 | $64.95 | €61.90 PB | 978-1-5095-4567-4 | £15.99 | $22.95 | €19.90 ebook available
The Rise of Ecofascism Climate Change and the Far Right SAM MOORE AND ALEX ROBERTS The world faces a climate crisis stretching deep into the 21st century and an ascendant far right. Are these trends related? How does the far right think about the environment, and what openings does the coming crisis present for them? This incisive new book traces the long history of far-right environmentalism and explores how it is adapting to the contemporary world. It argues that right-wing extremists, after years of denying the reality of climate change, are now showing serious signs of reversing their strategy. A new generation of far-right activists has recognised a convenient truth: the global climate crisis represents their best chance yet for a return to relevance. In reality, however, their noxious blend of conspiracy, hatred, and violence is no solution at all: it is the ‘eco-socialism of fools’. Only a real commitment to climate justice can tackle the crisis we face and stop the far right in its tracks. Noone interested in the struggle against right-wing extremism and the crusade for climate justice can afford to miss this trenchant critique of burgeoning eco-fascism.
216 x 138mm | 160 pages | UK December 2021, US February 2022 HB | 978-1-5095-4537-7 | £45.00 | $59.95 | €55.90 PB | 978-1-5095-4538-4 | £14.99 | $19.95 | €18.90 ebook available
Nature’s Evil A Cultural History of Natural Resources ALEXANDER ETKIND European University Institute in Florence Translated by Sara Jolly As we stand on the verge of climate catastrophe, nature has joined us in our struggle to distinguish between good and evil. And since we have failed to change the world, now is the moment to understand how it works. This bold and wideranging book views the history of humankind through the prism of natural resources – how we acquire them, use them, value them, trade them, exploit them. History needs a cast of characters and in this story the leading actors are peat and hemp, grain and iron, fur and oil, each with its own tale to tell. SERIES: NEW RUSSIAN THOUGHT 229 x 152mm | 350 pages | UK September 2021, US October 2021 HB | 978-1-5095-4758-6 | £25.00 | $35.00 | €30.90 ebook available
How Everything Can Collapse A Manual for Our Times PABLO SERVIGNE AND RAPHAËL STEVENS Translated by Andrew Brown In this bestselling book, Pablo Servigne and Raphaël Stevens confront the very real fact that our civilisation could collapse. A valuable guide to help everyone make sense of the new and potentially catastrophic situation in which we now find ourselves.
210 x 140mm | 240 pages | UK April 2020, US May 2020 HB | 978-1-5095-4138-6 | £50.00 | $64.95 | €61.90 PB | 978-1-5095-4139-3 | £14.99 | $19.95 | €18.90 ebook available
Another End of the World is Possible Living the collapse (and not merely surviving it) PABLO SERVIGNE, RAPHAËL STEVENS AND GAUTHIER CHAPELLE Translated by Geoffrey Samuel The critical situation in which our planet finds itself is no longer in doubt. Some things are already collapsing while others are beginning to do so, increasing the possibility of the end of the world as we know it. This sequel to How Everything Can Collapse shows that a change of course necessarily requires an inner journey and a radical rethinking of our vision of the world.
210 x 140mm | 272 pages | UK November 2020, US January 2021 HB | 978-1-5095-4465-3 | £50.00 | $64.95 | €61.90 PB | 978-1-5095-4466-0 | £14.99 | $19.95 | €18.90 ebook available
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