All posts tagged Ideas of Nature

Four Greco-Roman Perspectives on Humans and the Environment

What did ancient people think about human impacts on the environment? Four passages offer perspectives from Greece and Rome.

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An Ode to Madison’s Lake Monster

A story about sea serpents, water spirits, and how Madison’s lake monster lore invites an ethic of coexistence.

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April 2016 Recommendations

Edgy Stuff: April 2016 Recommendations

April 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.

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Working Concepts: A Conversation with Sarah Besky

A conversation about labor: labor on tea plantations, the labor of language, and the ways in which the Anthropocene invites labor-focused inquiry.

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Damming God? Making Sense of the Plan to Fix Niagara Falls

Recent news of restoration work at Niagara Falls provides an opportunity to reflect on how symbolic American landscapes become meaningful despite constant change.

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Vocabularies for Technology, Nature, and the Anthropocene: A Conversation with Scott Kirsch

A conversation with geographer Scott Kirsch about what we mean when we talk about technology, and how we can understand the relationship between language and environmental and historical change.

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Edgy Stuff: February 2016 Recommendations

A special edition of our February 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board, honoring Black History Month.

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Chloroform and Butcher Birds: Violence in Late 19th-Century Children’s Literature

Children’s novels from the nature study movement contain strikingly violent episodes, a fact that pushes us to rethink our understanding of period environmental ethics.

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Tales from Planet Earth Returns to Explore Belief, Environment, and Social Justice

With the Tales from Planet Earth film festival only days away, its organizers explore the festival theme “belief” by highlighting what audiences can anticipate.

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Thinner atmosphere at Coors Park in Denver explains a higher-than-typical frequency of home runs.

Spitball Bearings: Baseball and the Unruly World

A starting lineup of moments in the environmental history of baseball.

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