Category Archives: Books

Cartographies of Danger: Mapping Hazards in America, by Mark Monmonier

In this book, Monmonier examines how maps have been used to illustrate hazards and, in the process, shows us how maps reflect different notions of nature and the proper way to assess risk.  Monmonier demonstrates the power of maps to tell … Continue reading

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The Tainted Dessert, by Valerie Kuletz

In which Ms. Kuletz explores Social / Environmental Racism / Nuclear colonialism.  Nuclear testing ranges, dumps, and research centers tend to be on or near Native American traditional lands and reservation; the marginalized, indigenous inhabitants of a nuclear territory as chosen … Continue reading

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Brittle Power, by Amory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins

In this classic from 1982, Amory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins argue that domestic energy infrastructure is vulnerable to disruption, by accident or malice, often even more so than imported oil. According to the authors, a resilient energy system is … Continue reading

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Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout.

Redniss, Lauren. (2010) Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout. New York, NY: It Books (Harper Collins).

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Air Apparent, by Mark Monmonier

Monmonier, Mark. (1999) Air Apparent: How Meteorologists Learned to Map, Predict, and Dramatize Weather. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press.

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