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Recent Discussions

Andrew Carnegie Fellowship

One of our fellow environmental historians, University of Kansas Professor Greg Cushman, was recently awarded the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. The 32 2015 honorees are the inaugural class for the award. Cushman's first book, Guana and the Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History, was published in 2013. He is currently working on The Anthropocene and the Age of Revolution: A People's History of the Earth Under Human Domination.

Melissa Wiedenfeld, American Society of Environmental History

Deadline approaching, May 15: CfP "Disaster, Environment and Property: historical approaches, 19th-20th centuries"

Call for papers, International conference
“Disaster, Environment and Property: historical approaches, 19th-20th centuries”
Paris, 2-3 December 2015
Organisers: Marc Elie, Fabien Locher
Supported by ANR project GOVENPRO

Webb on Olmsted and Rhode, 'Arresting Contagion: Science, Policy, and Conflicts over Animal Disease Control'

Webb on Olmstead and Rhode, 'Arresting Contagion: Science, Policy, and Conflicts over Animal Disease Control'
Author: 
Alan L. Olmstead, Paul W. Rhode
Reviewer: 
James Webb
 

Alan L. Olmstead, Paul W.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Alan L. Olmstead, Paul W. Rhode
Reviewer: 
James Webb

Webb on Olmstead and Rhode, 'Arresting Contagion: Science, Policy, and Conflicts over Animal Disease Control'


Alan L. Olmstead, Paul W. Rhode. Arresting Contagion: Science, Policy, and Conflicts over Animal Disease Control. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015. x + 465 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-72877-6.

Reviewed by James Webb (Colby College)
Published on H-Environment (April, 2015)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Darcy Ingram
Reviewer: 
Sean Kheraj

Kheraj on Ingram, 'Wildlife, Conservation, and Conflict in Quebec, 1840-1914'


Darcy Ingram. Wildlife, Conservation, and Conflict in Quebec, 1840-1914. Nature, History, Society Series. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014. 304 pp. $37.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7748-2141-4; $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7748-2140-7.

Reviewed by Sean Kheraj (Department of History, York University)
Published on H-Environment (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Dolly Jørgensen

Conservation in a Distinct Society

Author: 
Shannon Elizabeth Bell
Reviewer: 
Laura M. Westhoff

Westhoff on Bell, 'Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice'


Shannon Elizabeth Bell. Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2013. xii + 210 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03795-5; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07946-7.

Reviewed by Laura M. Westhoff
Published on H-Environment (March, 2015)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Sonia Hirt
Reviewer: 
Richard Walker

Walker on Hirt, 'Zoned in the USA: The Origins and Implications of American Land-Use Regulation'


Sonia Hirt. Zoned in the USA: The Origins and Implications of American Land-Use Regulation. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2014. Illustrations. x + 245 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-7987-8; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5305-2.

Reviewed by Richard Walker (University of California, Berkeley)
Published on H-Environment (March, 2015)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Yong Chen
Reviewer: 
Susan B. Carter

Carter on Chen, 'Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America'


Yong Chen. Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America. Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. 312 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16892-2.

Reviewed by Susan B. Carter
Published on H-Environment (February, 2015)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Chop Suey: America's First Big Mac?

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Valencius, 'The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 3 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 3 (2015)

Author: Conevery Bolton Valencius

Title: The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Commentators: B. R. Cohen, Anne Hyde, Peter C. Mancall, Matthew Mulcahy

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Finley, 'All the Fish in the Sea,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 2 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 2 (2015)

Author: Carmel Finley

TitleAll the Fish in the Sea: Maximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management

CommentatorsSayuri Guthrie-­Shimizu, Arthur F. McEvoy, Bo Poulsen, Michael J. Chiarappa

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

 

Wakild, 'Revolutionary Parks,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 1 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 1 (2015)

Author: Emily Wakild

Title: Revolutionary Parks: Conservation, Social Justice, and Mexico's National Parks, 1910-1940

Commentators: Sterling Evans, Adrian Howkins, Curt Meine, Cynthia Radding

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

 

Garone, 'The Fall and Rise of the Wetlands of California's Great Central Valley,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 10 (2014)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 10 (2014)

Author: Philip Garone

TitleThe Fall and Rise of the Wetlands of California's Great Central Valley

Commentators: Matthew Morse Booker, Patrick Carroll, Royal C. Gardner, Emily O'Gorman

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

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