BOOK – Rachel Carson’s “Maravilhar-se” (Portuguese translation of “The Sense of Wonder”)


(português abaixo)

2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring and it also marks the appearance of the first Portuguese-language translation of The Sense of Wonder, which is now available via e-mail order (from Price: €12.00 (plus shipping and handling)



2012 marca o cinquentenário da publicação do livro Silent Spring, de Rachel Carson, que acaba de ganhar uma tradução portuguesa, com introdução de Viriato Soromenho-Marques.

“Maravilhar-se”, editado pela Campo Aberto em parceria com as Edições Sempre-em-Pé (com apoio do Programa Ambiente da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian), está disponível para compra na sede da editora Campo Aberto (no Porto, Portugal) ou pelo correio (pedidos podem ser feitos via e as encomendas serão enviadas mediante comprovativo de pagamento para o NIB 0035 0730 0003 5756103 54). Custo: 12.00€ + despesas de expedição e portes (1.50€ para Portugal)

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WEBSITE – Friends of Nature Club

FNC, founded by Shan Gao in September of 2011 at the University of North Texas, is a bilingual club that aims to inspire a sense of wonder and passion for nature through environmental science, environmental ethics, and environmental aesthetics.  Members of FNC include professors, doctoral students, company employees, doctors, musicians, and friends around the world who love nature.  If you are interested in nature, you are welcome to join this club so that we can start the journey of nature exploration, appreciation, and friendship building together.

欢迎来到自然之友俱乐部的中英双语网站。自然之友俱乐部于2011年9月在 美国德州成立,其宗旨是:用环境科学、环境伦理和环境美学来激发人们对自然的惊奇感与爱。在这个网站上,您会看到如下内容:学术文章的简单介绍、环境科学 与人文的最新思想、人物访谈、新书预告与评论、生态旅行的信息、自然音乐、成员新闻等。自然之友俱乐部的成员来自世界各地的与环境相关的教授、博士、公司 职员、企业家、医生、音乐家、还有社会各个领域中对大自然充满浓郁兴趣的朋友们。如果您非常热爱自然,欢迎加入我们的俱乐部,让我们一起踏上探索自然、欣 赏自然并与自然建立友谊的爱之旅程。

JOURNAL – Inaugural Issue of Environmental Humanities

The inaugural issue of Environmental Humanities is now available online!  Like all future issues it is published under a creative commons license and is freely available.  It is a fantastic collection of high quality papers that takes in some of the breadth of this emerging field.  In future issues we would love to see more papers from ISEE members and other environmental philosophers (in particular, papers aiming to be accessible to a wide humanities audience).


  • “Introduction: Thinking through the environment, unsettling the humanities” by Deborah Rose, Thom van Dooren, Matthew Chrulew, Stuart Cooke, Matthew Kearnes and Emily O’Gorman (Editorial Team)
  • “The Oedipal Logic of Ecological Awareness” by Timothy Morton
  • “Living With Parasites in Palo Verde National Park” by Eben Kirksey
  • “Burrows and Burrs” by Tom Lee
  • “Global Ideas in Local Places “ by Libby Robin
  • “SAD in the Anthropocene” by Laurel Peacock
  • “Risky Zoographies: The Limits of Place in Avian Flu Management” by Natalie Porter
  • “The Affective Legacy of Silent Spring “ by Alex Lockwood
  • “Unruly Edges: Mushrooms as Companion Species” by Anna Tsing

WEBSITE – CAMEL Climate Change Education

CAMEL ( is a free, comprehensive, interdisciplinary, multimedia resource for educator on all issues surrounding climate change. The site includes numerous assignments, images, syllabi (none on ethics!), case studies, PowerPoint presentations, white papers, and audio- and videocasts from leading educators on climate change.

It also hosts a weekly live webinar series Of interest to many will be its sessions on geoengineering.  The next geoengineering session will be on Tuesday, November 20 at 3:00 Eastern Time, and is being led by Wil Burns (Associate Director and Master of Science, Energy Policy & Climate Program Johns Hopkins University).

SPECIAL JOURNAL ISSUE – Geoengineering: taking control of our planet’s climate?

In November 2010, the Royal Society hosted a Discussion Meeting: Geoengineering – taking control of our planet’s climate that critically assessed many of the schemes currently being considered.  Papers in this volume, edited by Andy Ridgwell, Chris Freeman and Richard Lampitt, directly reflect the outcome of this meeting, including assessments of how proposed schemes might be implemented ‘for real’ in terms of engineering challenges and cost. Papers cover both technologies that aim to create cooling by modifying how much sunlight is absorbed at the Earth’s surface, as well as those tackling the root of the problem – excess CO2 in the atmosphere. Additional global modelling papers provide new assessments of how geoengineering may (or may not) fit with conventional CO2 mitigation measures to achieve policy targets.

The issue (and ALL Royal Society content) is currently freely available to access online until 29th November 2012.

The print issue is available at the special price of £47.50.  You can order online via the above web page (enter special code TA 1974 when prompted) or, alternatively, you can contact

WEBSITE – The Water Ethics Network

The Water Ethics Network facilitates sharing of experience, ideas, and information about events and activities relating to water ethics. The aim is to promote serious study of the ethics underlying water decisions, and to bring an awareness of water ethics into the everyday discourse about water policies.  Choices about how water is used and how lakes, rivers and aquifers are managed are inevitably  informed by values.   We believe that a deeper understanding of those values will lead to better decisions and more sustainable water ecosystems.

The Water Ethics Network is an initiative of the Water-Culture Institute and is made possible through a generous grant from the Kalliopeia Foundation, plus contributions from individual supporters.