Exploring apocalyptica : coming to terms with environmental alarmism

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  • Creator edited by Frank Uekötter
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2018]
  • Physical Details
    • viii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780822945239, 0822945231, 9780822983378, 0822983370
  • OCLC on1016010376


  • "Environmental alarmism has long been a political bellwether. Based on case studies from four continents and the North Atlantic, Exploring Apocalyptica argues for a reevaluation of familiar clichés."


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction. The apocalyptic moment : writing about environmental alarmism / Frank Uekötter -- Power, politics, and protecting the forests : scares about wood shortages and deforestation in early modern German states / Bernd-Stefan Grewe -- Grassroots apocalypticism : the great upcoming air pollution disaster in postwar America / "A computer's vision of doomsday" : on the history of the 1972 study The limits to growth / Patrick Kupper and Elke Sefried -- The sum of all German fears : forest death, environmental activism, and the media in 1980s Germany / Frank Uekötter and Kenneth Anders -- The endangered Amazon Rain Forest in the age of ecological crisis / Kevin Niebauer -- Greenpeace and the Brent Spar campaign : a platform for several truths / Anna-Katharina Wöbse -- A landscape of multiple emergencies : narratives of the Dal Lake in Kashmir / Shalini Panjabi -- The Adivasi versus Coca-Cola : a local environmental conflict and its global resonance / Bernd-Stefan Grewe
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