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From Bogotá to Beijing

by David Jacoby & Miguel G. Breceda Lapeyre Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

The 2010 trip at the height of globalization takes place against a backdrop of frenzied global development. As he travels, the author observes the pronounced social and environmental footprint of the societies...

Natural Disasters and Risk Communication

by C. Vail Fletcher, Jennette Lovejoy, Do Kyun Kim & Robert F. Butler et al. Lexington Books (May 23, 2018)

Natural Disasters and Risk Communication: Implications of the Cascadia Subduction Zone Megaquake asks and addresses how we communicate about natural disasters and what effect our communication has on natural...

Kinship and Human Evolution: Making Culture, Becoming Human

by Steen Bergendorff Lexington Books (March 07, 2016)

Kinship and Human Evolution offers an exciting new explanation of how Homo became sapiens or “cultured” beings capable of symbolic thought. This book argues that the key to understanding human evolution...

The Evolution of Human Wisdom

by Agustin Fuentes, Celia Deane-Drummond, Ben Campbell & Stewart Clem et al. Lexington Books (October 18, 2017)

This volume addresses key questions about the puzzle of human origins by focusing on a topic that is largely unexplored thus far, namely, the evolution of human wisdom. How can we best understand the human capacity...

Redeeming Sin?

by Ernst M. Conradie Lexington Books (October 11, 2017)

Can Christian sin-talk be retrieved within the public sphere? In this contribution to ecotheology, Ernst M. Conradie argues that, amid ecological destruction, discourse on sin can contribute to a multidisciplinary...

Conceptualizing Environmental Justice

by Damayanti Banerjee Lexington Books (December 26, 2017)

Conceptualizing Environmental Justice evolved from an ethnographic study of an environmental justice movement in a rural community called Land Between the Rivers in Kentucky. The environmental movement emerged...

Seeing Animals after Derrida

by James Tink, Sarah Bezan, Malin Palani & Bonnie Gill et al. Lexington Books (November 27, 2017)

This volume charts a new course in animal studies that re-examines Jacques Derrida's enduring thought on the visualization of the animal in his seminal Cerisy Conference from 1997, The Animal That Therefore...

Big Brains and the Human Superorganism

by Niccolo Leo Caldararo Lexington Books (August 17, 2017)

This book examines why humans have big brains, what big brains enable us to do, and how specialized brains are associated with eusociality in animals. It explores why brains expanded so slowly, and then why...

Technological Forms and Ecological Communication

by Piyush Mathur Lexington Books (August 30, 2017)

Investigating the phenomena of technology, science, technique, and mass communication, Piyush Mathur contends that the enterprise of science communication may be misleading vis-à-vis technology—if in part...

Sustainability and the City: Urban Poetics and Politics

by Doris Bremm, Lauren Curtright, Iuliu Ratiu & Heide Imai et al. Lexington Books (July 28, 2017)

This book rethinks cities’ relationships to sustainable development from a cultural studies perspective with social justice as its goal. Chapter authors are optimistic that cities can achieve sustainability,...

When Architecture Meets Activism: The Transformative Experience of Hank Williams Village in the Windy City

by Roger Guy Lexington Books (November 18, 2016)

This social history and community study documents the events surrounding the attempt by community members, activists, and VISTA architects to resist the planned construction of a community college in the neighborhood...

Theological and Ethical Perspectives on Climate Engineering

by Kevin J. O'Brien, Forrest Clingerman, Stefan Schäfer & Laura M. Hartman et al. Lexington Books (September 09, 2016)

Calming the Storm presents diverse perspectives on some of the most vital questions raised by climate engineering: Who has the right to make decisions about such global technological efforts? What have we learned...

Engineering the Climate

by Christopher J. Preston, Konrad Ott, Wylie Carr & Forrest Clingerman et al. Lexington Books (June 28, 2012)

Engineering the Climate: The Ethics of Solar Radiation Management discusses the ethical issues associated with deliberately engineering a cooler climate to combat global warming. Climate engineering (also known...

The Ethics and Rhetoric of Invasion Ecology

by Kevin Cummings, James Stanescu, Casey Schmitt & Angie Pringle et al. Lexington Books (October 26, 2016)

The essays in this collection address the militaristic discourse deployed by humans against invasive species and consider alternative relationships of cohabitation.

Coexistentialism and the Unbearable Intimacy of Ecological Emergency

by Sam Mickey Lexington Books (July 29, 2016)

Engaging the figures and themes involved in contemporary renewals of existentialism as "coexistentialism" (Timothy Morton) and "ecological existentialism" (Deborah Bird Rose), this book extends existentialist...

Ecocriticism in Taiwan: Identity, Environment, and the Arts

by Scott Slovic, Chia-ju Chang, Yu-lin Lee & Shiuhhuah Serena Chou et al. Lexington Books (June 01, 2016)

Despite the vibrant development of the field of ecocriticism on the island of Taiwan, there has, as yet, been no single volume in English dedicated to illustrating Taiwan’s important contributions to international...

Decoding Racial Ideology in Genomics

by Johnny E. Williams & Joseph L. Graves Jr. Lexington Books (May 27, 2016)

Although the human genome exists apart from society, knowledge about it is produced through socially created language and interactions. Genomicists’ thinking is informed by their inability to escape the wake...

Educational Ecologies: Toward a Symbolic-Material Understanding of Discourse, Technology, and Education

by John Dowd Lexington Books (April 27, 2016)

This book elucidates how technology has impacted the discourse and practices of higher education by situating current educational movements centered on new technologies within broader ideological concepts concerned...

Samuel F. B. Morse and the Dawn of the Age of Electricity

by George F. Botjer Lexington Books (May 06, 2015)

In this book, based on previously unpublished archival sources, George F. Botjer examines the importance of time and place in the launch of Samuel F. B. Morse's invention and his resulting fame and how the invention...

Alien Life and Human Purpose: A Rhetorical Examination through History

by Joseph Packer Lexington Books (September 17, 2015)

Alien Life and Human Purpose provides a rhetorical examination of the way major historical figures connect their arguments for the absence of alien life, or unity, to their philosophical, religious, and ethical...

The Indispensable Excess of the Aesthetic: Evolution of Sensibility in Nature

by Katya Mandoki Lexington Books (July 15, 2015)

This book offers a compelling account of the evolution of sensibility, weaving together Darwinian and biosemiotic theory. It works along non-anthropomorphic aesthetics of the appreciation and creation of beauty...

Communication and Control: Tools, Systems, and New Dimensions

by Robert MacDougall, Brett Lunceford, Vincenzo DeFlorio & Ryan Eanes et al. Lexington Books (July 01, 2015)

Communication and Control: Tools, Systems, and New Dimensions examines a wide range of communication structures and control systems from low- to high-tech and advocates a media ecological view of human communication...

Ecocriticism of the Global South

by Vidya Sarveswaran, Swarnalatha Rangarajan, Scott Slovic & Augustine Nchoujie et al. Lexington Books (March 24, 2015)

Using the rubric of the “Global South,” this volume allows scholars from underrepresented regions to offer commentary on the ecological conditions and environmental cultures in the developing world.

Anthropological Research Framing for Archaeological Geophysics: Material Signatures of Past Human Behavior

by Jason Randall Thompson Lexington Books (February 26, 2015)

Anthropological Research Framing for Archaeological Geophysics addresses the gap between humanistic anthropological archaeology and geophysical archaeology. It initiates and invites professional dialogue toward...

Environmental Justice and Activism in Indianapolis

by Trevor K. Fuller Lexington Books (January 30, 2015)

This book examines how place attachment, social capital, and perceptions influence how citizens and their communities respond to an environmentally unjust situation. In addition, Fuller analyzes how political...

Bootstrap New Urbanism

by Joseph A. Rodriguez Lexington Books (August 26, 2014)

Joseph A. Rodriguez critically examines the urban design and revitalization initiatives undertaken by both the government and the people of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In the 1990s, New Urbanists followed a city tradition...

Climate Change in Bangladesh: Confronting Impending Disasters

by Harun Rasid & Bimal Paul Lexington Books (November 26, 2013)

This book provides an essential interdisciplinary text on climate change and sea level rise in Bangladesh for undergraduate and graduate students of geography, environmental studies, sociology, anthropology,...

Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Human Security: A Comparative Analysis

by Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi, Rebecca McGuire, Cheng Fang-Ting & Natalia Eremina et al. Lexington Books (September 26, 2013)

The main focus of the book is to analyze pros and cons of the climate change debate among scholars, policy makers and scientist, and its impact on human security in various countries.

Spoil Island: Reading the Makeshift Archipelago

by Charlie Hailey Lexington Books (August 01, 2013)

Spoil islands are overlooked places combining dirt with paradise, waste-land with “brave new world,” and wildness with human intervention. Mundane products of dredging, these islands form an uninvestigated...

Engineers and Communities: Transforming Sanitation in Contemporary Brazil

by Earthea Nance Lexington Books (November 16, 2012)

Engineers and Communities traces the evolution of a small but important innovation in Brazil from 1980 through 2005. Through a series of grand experiments with participatory water and sanitation, coalitions...

Chinese Energy Futures and Their Implications for the United States

by George G. Eberling Lexington Books (November 16, 2011)

Chinese Energy Futures and Their Implications for the United States, by George Eberling, shows how China will most likely address its growing oil energy dependence. Eberling's study uses scenario analysis and...

Information, Power, and Politics: Technological and Institutional Mediations

by Maria Lucia Maciel, Sarita Albagli, Jonatas Ferreira & Giuseppe Cocco et al. Lexington Books (November 29, 2010)

With the spread of information and communication technologies (ICT)s comes the potential for new social and economic equalities. However, as Information, Power, and Politics: Technological and Institutional...

Biomass: To Win the Future

by Shi Yuanchun Lexington Books (November 14, 2013)

Biomass, translated into English for the first time, introduced the world to China’s development of bioenergy in the turn of the 21st century and proposed further development of bioenergy as well. Businessmen,...

Judaism And Environmental Ethics: A Reader

by Martin D. Yaffe Lexington Books (May 09, 2002)

Martin D. Yaffe's Judaism and Environmental Ethics: A Reader is a well-conceived exploration of three interrelated questions: Does the Hebrew Bible, or subsequent Jewish tradition, teach environmental responsibility...

Values and Objectivity in Science: The Current Controversy about Transgenic Crops

by Hugh Lacey Lexington Books (June 28, 2005)

This book offers an account of how values play an important role within scientific practices, and how this account illuminates many ethical issues that arise concerning scientific practices and applications....

The Species Problem: Biological Species, Ontology, and the Metaphysics of Biology

by David N. Stamos Lexington Books (March 17, 2003)

Stamos squarely confronts the problem of determining what a biological species is, whether species are real, and the nature of their reality. He critically considers the evolution of the major contemporary views...

Quality of Life in Jewish Bioethics

by Noam J. Zohar Lexington Books (March 20, 2006)

This anthology of original essays by leading thinkers in the field gathers together in one place voices from diverse theological and practical commitments. Unlike other publications on Jewish bioethics, it adopts...

The Politics of Biotechnology in North America and Europe: Policy Networks, Institutions and Internationalization

by Montpetit, Éric, Christine Rothmayr & Varone, Frédéric Lexington Books (December 19, 2006)

The Politics of Biotechnology in North America and Europe provides analysts with a perspective on policy-making in scientifically advanced countries that integrate the insights of several approaches and that...

Neuroscience and Religion: Brain, Mind, Self, and Soul

by Volney P. Gay Lexington Books (August 16, 2009)

This is a unique set of multidisciplinary reflections on how the neurosciences shape our understanding of religious experience and religious institutions. Twelve scholars and scientists assess how advances in...

Real Drugs in a Virtual World: Drug Discourse and Community Online

by Edward Murguia, Melissa Tackett-Gibson & Ann Lessem Lexington Books (February 01, 2007)

Many assume that the Internet introduces youth and young adults to dangerous information and substances while others contend that open and free access to accurate drug use information is critical to reducing...

Cognitive Justice in a Global World: Prudent Knowledges for a Decent Life

by Boaventura de Sousa Santos Lexington Books (October 23, 2007)

The book's main argument is that global social injustice is by and large epistemological injustice. It maintains that there can be no global social justice without global cognitive justice.

Becoming Nietzsche: Early Reflections on Democritus, Schopenhauer, and Kant

by Paul A. Swift Lexington Books (March 22, 2005)

Becoming Nietzsche is an essential book for understanding Nietzsche's philosophical genealogy from 1866D1868, a phase that is punctuated by the influence of Friedrich Lange and a surprising rejection of Schopenhauer's...

Beyond Mechanism: Putting Life Back Into Biology

by Brian G. Henning & Adam Scarfe Lexington Books (February 01, 2013)

Pairing scientists and philosophers together, this book is an exploration of some of the new frontiers in biology (e.g., Emergence, Complex Systems, Biosemiotics, Symbiogenesis, Organic Selection, Epigenetics,...

The Digitization of Cinematic Visual Effects

by Rama Venkatasawmy Lexington Books (November 30, 2012)

The Digitization of Cinematic Visual Effects: Hollywood’s Coming of Age, by Rama Venkatasawmy, analyzes how the Hollywood cinema industry’s visual effects applications have not only motivated the expansion...

The Twenty-First-Century Media Industry

by John Allen Hendricks, Stephen Phipps, Alexander Cohen & Tony R. DeMars et al. Lexington Books (June 22, 2010)

The Twenty-First-Century Media Industry: Economic and Managerial Implications in the Age of New Media examines the role that new media technologies are having on the traditional media industry from a media management...

Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies

by Patrick D. Murphy Lexington Books (July 15, 2009)

In Ecocritical Explorations, Patrick D. Murphy explores environmental literature and environmental cultural issues through both theoretical and applied criticism. He engages with the concepts of referentiality,...


by Michael W. Martin Lexington Books (September 15, 2008)

Creativity explores the moral dimensions of creativity in science in a systematic and comprehensive way. A work of applied philosophy, professional ethics, and philosophy of science, the book argues that scientific...

Who Governs the Internet?: A Political Architecture

by Robert J. Domanski Lexington Books (October 22, 2015)

This book adopts a policy-based approach toward internet governance. It broadens the definition of internet governance and reintroduces the question of who governs the actual activity that occurs on the Internet...

Science, Virtue, and the Future of Humanity

by Marc D. Guerra, Peter Augustine Lawler, Adam Keiper & Patrick J. Deneen et al. Lexington Books (October 08, 2015)

This book is an accessible and profound introduction to the key issues facing our country in our biotechnological age. Leading public intellectuals bring to bear a wide and deep learning on particular issues...

Social Exclusion, Power, and Video Game Play

by David G. Embrick, Talmadge J. Wright & Andras Lukacs Lexington Books (March 01, 2012)

While many books and articles are emerging on the new area of game studies and the application of computer games to learning, therapeutic, military and entertainment environments, few have attempted to contextualize...