I taught this excellent ethnography in a course for undergraduates (mostly sophomores, juniors, some seniors), about ethnography in and of South Asia. It worked extremely well, and was by far the students' favorite of the five full-length ethnographies that we read in the course, many of which are classics in the field. In fact, it inspired final research projects about cultural perceptions and activism around the environment in South Asia.
The students were very excited about the way in which it integrates environmental science perspectives and cultural analysis. This text really charts new ground in combining these modes of analysis, as the preface and introduction articulate. The students were extremely enthusiastic about the emergence of such a field that the book heralds; I could see the book inspiring some of them to enter into such studies.
The book is written with a level of thoughtfulness, kindness, and writerly craft that is fairly rare, and that renders it a pleasure for undergrads (and their profs) to read, and is amenable to teaching. It is so well written that I've recommended it to my parents (non-social scientists), and would recommend it to general readers as well. Environmental policy folks will find the book readable and extremely pertinent to their work. At the same time, it's theoretically and topically rigorous enough to work really well in a graduate topical seminar.