Quotation by William D. Ruckelshaus, first Environmental Protection Agency Chief Administrator

"Using one discipline to address the environment isn't going to work.  You have to use them all."  ---William D. Ruckelshaus, first Environmental Protection Agency chief Administrator, 1970-1973, also 1983-85, speaking to "Living on Earth," broadcast through Public Radio International

Reviews of the Book

"Until the publication . . . of Environment: An Interdisciplinary Anthology, those searching for an overview of the field had few texts to which they might turn .... "

-Rochelle Johnson in Thoreau Society Bulletin for Fall 2008

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Remarks by the Publisher:

"A comprehensive guide to environmental literacy."


Selected as a 2008 AAUP University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Libraries.

Events and Announcements

On February 25 and 26, 2016, James Engell presented on climate change as part of a ‚Äúdeep dive‚ÄĚ educational session for the Advanced Leadership Initiative at the Harvard Business School.

Video Focus

Web Connections for Chapter 5: PDF Print E-mail

Supplemental web reading for Chapter 5, The Paradox of Sustainable Development

  • http://sdgateway.net¬†Integrates online information developed by members of¬†the Sustainable Development Communications Network.¬†

  • http://www.ulb.ac.be/ceese/meta/sustvl.html¬†While visually unexciting, this is¬†perhaps the best site for links to hundreds of other sites grouped by topics and¬†categories; this site could be a starting place for Web-based research on this¬†topic.¬†

  • http://www.maweb.org¬†The home of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment,¬†which monitors the health of ecosystems worldwide, and evaluates their ability to sustain services to regional populations.¬†