The Power of the Periphery: How Norway Became an Environmental Pioneer for the World, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020).

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

Deep Impact: Animal-, Plant- or Insect-Aided Design as techniques to mitigate stress on urban non-human species,” Terreform ONE, Mitchel Joachim, Peder Anker, Nicholas Gervasi, Topos Magazine, 112 (Sept. 2020), 32-37.

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

“Ukichiro Nakaya’s Sense of Snow” with Sverker Sörlin, in Letters Sent from Heaven, Jonatan Habib Engqvist (ed.), (Oslo: OK book, forthcoming).

“Evolution in Animal Aided Design: Transitioning to Urban Biodiversity,” with Mitchell Joachim and Nicholas Gervasi, Sustainable Development Goal 11, (New York: The United Nations, forthcoming).

“Time Landscape,” in How Will We Live Together? Hashim Sarkis (ed.), (Venice: 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, forthcoming December 2020).

Gas and Bees: An Evident Proclamation” by Anna Bokov with Nina Edwards Anker, Peder Anker, Mitch Joachim, in Mitchell Joachim and Maria Aiolova, Design with Life:  Biotech Architecture and Resilient Cities, (Barcelona: Actar, 2019), 36-38.

Computing Environmental Design,” Computer Architectures: Constructing the Common Ground, 1945-1980, Theodora Vardouli and Olga Touloumi (eds.), (London: Routledge, 2019), 15-34.

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

Commentary” in Lydia Kallipoliti, The Architecture of Closed Worlds, (Zürich: Lars Müller Pub., 2018), 175.

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

“Periferiens makt: Historia om miljøvitenskapen,” Syn og segn, 3:126 (2020), 69-75.

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

David Schuyler, Embattled River: The Hudson and Modern American Environmentalism, The Journal of American Studies, 54:4 (2020), E50.

Larry D. Busbea, The Responsive Environment: Design, Aesthetics and the Human in the 1970s. Environmental History, 25:4 (2020).

Scott Kaufman, The Environment and International History. Environmental History, 25:3 (2020), 548-550.

Deborah R. Coen, Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale. H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, Jan. 17. 2020.

Avigail Sachs, Environmental Design: Architecture, Politics and Science in Postwar America, Journal of Architectural Education, Nov. 8 2019.

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 Africa. Journal 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 Planet. Centaurus, 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 Green, American Historical Review, (2010), 1532-1533.

Nils Johan Ringdal, Georg Valentin von Munthe af Morgenstierne, Historisk 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 Landscapes, Science, 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 Experts, Metascience, 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 polarhistorie, Isis, 96 (2005), 662.

Fa-Ti Fan, British Naturalists in Qing China, Metascience, 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 Iceland, Environmental History, 10 (2005), 122-123.

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

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

Robert E. Kohler, Landscapes and Labscapes, Metascience, 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 Arctic, Environmental 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 Wallace, Metascience, 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 Africa, Isis, 93 (2002), 291-292.

Timo Myllyntaus and Mikko Saikku (eds.), Encountering the Past in Nature, Environmental 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 Naturschutz, Journal of the History of Biology, 34 (2001), 400-401.

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


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