Erica Schoenberger Releases Publication: Nature, Choice, and Social Power

In her new book, Nature, Choice, and Social Power, E²SHI Executive Committee member Erica Schoenberger explains that while significant, knowledge of environmental degradation is not enough of a social impetus to bring about societal change. Learn more about Dr. Schoenberger's book in the JHU Engineering magazine article, "In Her Nature," posted in summer 2015.

Dr. Schoenberger is a professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering with a joint appointment in the Department of Anthropology. Her research focuses on environmental history, environment and society, technology and society. See Dr. Schoenberger's research profile in our website



Schoenberger, E. (2015). Nature, Choice, and Social Power. Routledge. 223.


Professor Erica Schoenberger with her dog, Kika. Photo: Johns Hopkins Engineering Magazine, Summer 2015.

Now I truly believe that we in this generation must come to terms with nature, and I think we're challenged, as mankind has never been challenged before, to prove our maturity and our mastery, not of nature but of ourselves.
— Rachel Carson, Author, Silent Spring