Readings

Explore this section to learn what we read for the On-Water-Intensive program.

Assigned readings to do before June 18: 

  • Mark Maslin and Simon Lewis, “Defining the Anthropocene.” Nature 519 (12 March 2015): 171-180. 
  • “The Anthropocene.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropocene
  • Sverker Sörlin. “Environmental Humanities: Why Should Biologists Interested in the Environment Take the Humanities Seriously?” BioScience 62. 9 (1 September 2012): 788–789.
  • Donna Haraway, “Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Plantationocene, Chthulucene: Making Kin.” Environmental Humanities 6 (2015), 159-165.
  • Andy Large, David Gilvear, and Eleanor Starkey. “Ecosystem Service-Based Approaches for Status Assessment of Anthropocene Riverscapes." Rivers of the Anthropocene, ed. Jason Kelly, Philip Scarpino, Helen Berry, James Syvitzki, Michel Meybeck. California: University of California Press, 2017. 
  • “Why Public Engagement Matters.” Webpage of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). https://www.aaas.org/pes/what-public-engagement
  • “How Do we Define Public History?” Webpage of the National Council on Public History. http://ncph.org/what-is-public-history/about-the-field/
  • John W. Fitzpatrick and Nathan Senner. “Shorebirds, the World’s Greatest Travelers, Face Extinction.” New York Times Sunday Review. 2018. https://nyti.ms/2HW2Vb2
  • John McPhee, “They’re in the River.” The New Yorker. April 10, 2000. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2000/04/10/theyre-in-the-river

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Assigned readings to do before June 20:

Assigned readings to complete before June 21:

  • Andrea Grover, Radical Seafaring, Radical Seafaring, 2016
  • Liz Wells, Land Matters, Introduction, 2011
  • Rebecca Solnit, Field Guide to Getting Lost, The Blue of Distance, 2005
  • The Woman Who Harvested a Wheat Field Off Wall Street, New York Times, Karrie Jacobs, June 14, 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/14/t-magazine/agnes-denes-art.html
  • Don McKay, Deactivated West 100, Otherwise Than Place, 2005
Assigned readings to do before June 25:
  • Philadelphia Energy Solutions: A giant polluter looms over the lives — and health — of its neighbors:https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2018/02/20/philadelphia-energy-solutions-a-giant-polluter-looms-over-the-lives-and-health-of-its-neighbors/
  • IPCC AR5 – Physical Science Basis for Climate Change – Summary for Policymakers: http://ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/wg1/WG1AR5_SPM_FINAL.pdf
  • Devil’s Bargain – We already have planet-cooling technology. The problem is, it’s killing us: https://grist.org/article/geoengineering-climate-change-air-pollution-save-planet/
  • Not required, but useful resources:

Assigned readings to do before June 26:

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Assigned readings to complete before June 28:


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