The Power of the Periphery: How Norway Became an Environmental Pioneer for the World, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).

Global Design: Elsewhere Envisioned, with Mitchell Joachim and Louise Harpman. (Munich: Prestel, 2014).

Samtidshistoriske perspektiver with Magnus Gulbrandsen (, vol. 7 of Universitetet i Oslos historie, (Oslo: Unipub, 2011). I am the author of ”Den store økologiske vekkelsen som har hjemsøkt vårt land,” 103-171, 461-479.

From Bauhaus to Ecohouse: A History of Ecological Design, (Baton rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2010).

Chinese edition: 从包豪斯到生态建筑, published by 西方近现代建筑五书, 2013.

Imperial Ecology: Environmental Order in the British Empire, 1895-1945. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001).

Edited volumes

School of the Earth: Gallatin Reimagined in 2061, with Mitchell Joachim, (New York: Gallatin School, 2017).

Edvard Munchs Aulamalerier: Fra kontroversielt prosjekt til nasjonalskattwith Patricia G. Berman, (Oslo: Messel Forlag, 2011).

Miljø og menneske: Kritiske perspektiverwith Tarjei Rønnow, (Oslo: Gyldendal, 2002).


Peer Reviewed Journals

Anthropocene Architecture: Design Earth’s Geostories” with Nina Edwards Anker, The Avery Review 29 (Feb. 2018).

Republished in: Rania Ghosn and El Hadi Jazairy, Geostories: Another Architecture for the Environment, (Barcelona: Actar, 2018), 206-213.

A pioneer country? A history of Norwegian climate politics,” Climatic Change, (March 2016), 1-13.

The Call for a New EcoTheology in Norway,Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 7:2 (2013), 187-207.

Viewing the Earth from Without or from Within,” with Nina Edwards Anker, New Geographies 4 (2011), 89-94.

Seeing Pink: The Eco-Art of Simon Starling,Journal of Visual Art Practice 7 (2008), 3-9.

Science as a Vacation: A History of Ecology in Norway,” History of Science, 45 (2007), 455-479.

German translation: “Wissenschaft als Urlaub: Eine Geschichte der Ökologie in Norwegen,” in Tue Greenfort: Eine Berggeschichte, (Dornbirn: Verlag für Moderne Kunst, 2012), 26-57.

Norwegian translation: ”Vitenskap som ferie: En historie om økologidebatten i Norge,” i Kunnskapens betingelser, John Peter Collett ( (eds.), (Oslo: Vidarforlaget, 2009), 29-55.

Buckminster Fuller as Captain of Spaceship Earth,” Minerva, 39 (2007), 417-434.

Graphic Language: Herbert Bayer’s Environmental Design,” Environmental History, 12 (2007), 254-279.

Bauhaus at the Zoo,” Nature, 439 (23 Feb. 2006), 916.

The Closed World of Ecological Architecture,” The Journal of Architecture, 10 (2005), 527-552.

Republished as: “Ouroboros Architecture,” in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture, Charissa Terranova and MeredithTromble (eds), (London: Routledge, 2016), 112-135.

The Bauhaus of Nature,” Modernism/Modernity, 12 (2005), 229-251.

The Ecological Colonization of Space,” Environmental History, 10 (2005), 239-268.

A Vindication of the Rights of Brutes,” Philosophy and Geography, 7 (2004), 261-266.

The Economy of Nature in the Botany of Nehemiah Grew,” Archives of Natural History, 31 (2004), 191-207.

The Politics of Ecology in South Africa on the Radical Left,” Journal of the History of Biology, 37 (2004), 303-331.

The Philosopher’s Cabin and the Household of Nature,” Ethics, Place and Environment, 6 (2003), 131-141.

The Context of Ecosystem Theory,” Ecosystems, 5 (2002), 611-613.

The Dream of the Biocentric community and the Structure of Utopias,” with Nina Witoszek, Worldviews, 2 (1998), 239-256.

Book Chapters and Invited Articles

“Computing Environmental Design,” Computer Architectures: Constructing the Common Ground, 1945-1980, Theodora Vardouli and Olga Touloumi (eds.), (London: Routledge, forthcoming.)

Republished: Kjetil Fallan (ed.), The Culture of Nature in the History of Design, (London: Routledge, 2019), 44-57.

Ressurs-, miljø- og klimahistorie,” i I det lange løp: Festskrift til Jan Eivind Myhre, Arne Hveem Alsvik, Kim Helsvig, Knut Kjeldstadli, Kari Lindbekk (red.), (Oslo: Pax, 2017), 84-101.

Untangling Intentions: Teaching the History of Climate Politics,” in Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities, Stephen Siperstein, Shane Hall and Stephanie LeMenager (eds.), (New York: Routledge, 2016), 272-278.

Art in the Anthropocene,” in Jan Freuchen: Columna Translantica, (Oslo: Press, 2015), 112-122.

Comments” in Behind the Green Door: A Critical Look at Sustainable Architecture through 600 Objects by Rotor, (Oslo: Oslo Architecture Triennale, 2014), 27, 169, 178, 203, 210, 214.

From Bauhaus to Ecohouse: A Short History of Ecological Design,” in Behind the Green Door: Architecture and the Desire for Sustainability, Helle Benedicte Berg (ed.), (Oslo: Oslo Architecture Triennale, 2013), 129-139.

Ecological Communication at the Oxford Imperial Forestry Institute,” in Cultivating the Colonies: Colonial States and their Environmental Legacies, Christina Folke Ax (et.a.) (ed.), (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2011), 275-299.

Plant Community,” in Schwarz, A.E. & K. Jax (Eds.), Ecology Revisited, (Berlin: Springer, 2011), 325-331.

Scandinavia: Norway,” Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy, (Detroit: Gale, 2008), 233-236.

Outer Space” and “Moon Treaty,” in The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History, Akira Iriye and Pierre-Yves Saunier (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Jan Christian Smuts,” New Dictionary of Scientific Biography, 2007.

Den antiliberale dypøkologien,” in Miljø og menneske. Peder Anker and Tarjei Rønnow (eds.), (Oslo: Gyldendal, 2002), 53-65.

Outline for a History of Ecological Architecture,” M29: Yearbook for the Oslo School of Architecture, Mari Lending (ed.), (Oslo: The Oslo School of Architecture, 2002), 148-154.

From Skepticism to Dogmatism and Back: Remarks on the History of Deep Ecology,” in Philosophical Dialogues, Andrew Brennan and Nina Witoszek (eds.) (Rowman & Littlefield, 1999), 431-443.

Risk Management, Rationality and Deep Ecology,” in Environmental Risk and Ethics, Peder Anker (ed.) (Oslo: Centre for Development and the Environment, 1995).

Non Peer Reviewed Journals

Minibiografi: Den ‘grunnøkologiske bevegelse’. Om Jørgen Randers’ faglitterære bidragProsa 6 (2010), 20-23.

Den økologiske arkitekturens lukkede verden,” (”The closed world of ecological architecture) Byggekunst, 89 nr. 3 (2007), 32-39.

Republished: Vagant 3 (2010), 80-83.

Biology and the Bauhaus,Tate etc., 6 (Spring 2006), 48-55.

USA sett fra Norge sett fra USA,” (USA seen from Norway seen from the USA,” Samtiden, 2 (2004), 124-133.

Arne Næss sett utenfra,” (“Arne Naess seen from Abroad,”) Samtiden, 4 (2002), 4-19.

Environmental History versus History of Science,” Reviews in Anthropology, 31 (2002), 309-322.

Økologisk forvaltning av naturressurser i urbefolkningsområder: et historisk tilbakeblikk,” (”Ecological management of natural resources in indigenous regions: a historical perspective,”) Diedut, 1 (2002), 23-32.

Book Reviews

Avigail Sachs, Environmental Design: Architecture, Politics and Science in Postwar America, Journal of Architectural Education, forthcoming.

David Schuyler, Embattled River: The Hudson and Modern American Environmentalism, The Journal of American Studies, forthcoming.

Mari Lending, Eirik Arff Gulseth Bøhn, Tim Anstey (eds.), Images of Egypt. Arkitketur N,  101 (2019), 112.

Rohan Deb Roy, Malarial Subjects: Empire, Medicine and Nonhumans in British India, 1820–1909The American Historical Review, 124:1 (Feb. 2019), 229-230.

Panu Pihkala, Early Ecotheology and Joseph Sittler. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature & Culture, 12:2 (2018), 247-248.

Jane Carruthers, National Park Science: A Century of Research in South AfricaJournal of the History of Biology, 51 (2018), 617-619.

James Beattie (ed.), Eco-Cultural Networks and the British EmpireEnvironmental History, 21 (May 2016).

Hannah Gay, The Silwood Circle: A History of Ecology and the Making of Scientific CareersAnnals of Science, 71 (Oct 2014).

Peter G. Ayres. Shaping Ecology: The Life of Arthur Tansley. Isis, 105:2 (June 2014), 446-447.

Michael Ruse, The Gaia Hypothesis: Science on a Pagan PlanetCentaurus, 56:2 (April 2014), 123-124.

Martin Reuss and Stephen Cutcliffe (eds.), The Illusory Boundary Isis, 103:2 (2012), 388-389.

P.M. Harman, The Culture of Nature in Britain, 1680-1860. Environmental History, Oct 2011, 727-728.

Naomi Oreskes; Erik M. Conway, Merchants of Doubt Isis 102 (2011), 589-590.

Martin Braathen, Alt er arkitektur! Arkitektur N  93 (2011), 70.

Harriet Ritvo,The Dawn of GreenAmerican Historical Review, (2010), 1532-1533.

Nils Johan Ringdal, Georg Valentin von Munthe af MorgenstierneHistorisk tidsskrift 87 (2008), 727-729.

William Beinart and Lotte Hughes, Environment and Empire. The Economic History Review, 61:3 (2008), 740-741.

David McDermott Hughes, From Enslavement to EnvironmentalismCanadian Journal of History, 42 (2007), 373-375.

Phil Brown, Toxic Exposures: Contested Illnesses and the Environmental Health Movement
and Gregg Mitman, Breathing Space: How Allergies Shape Our Lives and LandscapesScience, 318 (5. Oct. 2007), 46-47.

Paul R. Josephson, Resources under Regimes: Technology, Environment, and the StateMinerva, 45 (2007), 93-95.

James Lovelock, The Revenge of Gaia: Why the Earth Is Fighting Back – and How We Can Still Save Humanity Minerva (Oslo), 83:2 (2007), 134-136.

Kim Cuddington and Beatrix Beisner (eds.), Ecological Paradigms Lost, Isis, 97 (2006), 808.

Bryan Norton, Sustainability: A Philosophy of Adaptive Ecosystem Management, Annals of Science, 63 (2006), 505-507.

Robert E. Kohler, All Creatures: Naturalists, Collectors, and Biodiversity, 1850-1950, Science, 313 (2006), 1741.

Sharon E. Kingsland, The Evolution of American Ecology, 1890-2000, Centaurus, 48 (2006), 115-116.

Stephen Bocking, Nature’s ExpertsMetascience, 15 (2006), 109-111.

Sverker Sörlin, Europas Idéhistoria 1492-1918, vol. 3-4, Historisk tidsskrift, 85 (2006), 165-167.

Londa Schiebinger, Plants and Empire, Metascience, 14 (2005), 489-491.

Einar-Arne Drivenes and Harald Dag Jølle (eds.), Norsk polarhistorieIsis, 96 (2005), 662.

Fa-Ti Fan, British Naturalists in Qing ChinaMetascience, 14 (2005), 155-157.

Preben Munthe, Christen Smith: Botaniker og økonomØkonomisk forum, 4 (2005), 49-50.

Ross A. Slotten, The Heretic in Darwin’s CourtMetascience, 14 (2005), 136-138.

Trausti Valsson, Planning in IcelandEnvironmental History, 10 (2005), 122-123.

Michel Bess, The Light-Green SocietyIsis, 95 (2004), 743.

Nancy Leys Stepan, Picturing Tropical NatureMetascience, 13 (2004) 95-97.

Robert E. Kohler, Landscapes and LabscapesMetascience, 12 (2003), 401-404.

Michael Polanyi, The Tacit Dimension (trs.),  Norsk Filosofisk Tidsskrift, 38 (2003), 175-177.

Michael Bravo and Sverker Sörlin (eds.), Narrating the ArcticEnvironmental History,  8 (2003), 487-488.

Frank N. Egerton, Hewett Cottrell Watson: Victorian Plant Ecologist and Evolutionist, and Michael Shermer, In Darwin’s Shadow: The Life and Science of Alfred Russel WallaceMetascience, 12 (2003), 322-324.

Peter Raby, Alfred Russel Wallace: A Life and Alfred Russel Wallace, The Alfred Russel Wallace Reader. Jane R. Camerini (ed.), Metascience, 11 (2002), 413-415.

Johannes Fabian, Out of Our Minds: Reason and Madness in the Exploration of Central AfricaIsis, 93 (2002), 291-292.

Timo Myllyntaus and Mikko Saikku (eds.), Encountering the Past in NatureEnvironmental History, 7 (2002), 321-322.

Torben Hviid Nielsen (, Livets tre og kodenes kode, Historisk tidsskrift, 80 (2001), 271-272.

Thomas Potthast, Die Evolution und der NaturschutzJournal of the History of Biology, 34 (2001), 400-401.

Claus Jensen, Challenger – en organisert katastrofe Kritikkjournalen, 2 (1994), 36.


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