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Publication of a Special Issue of Global Environment on Islands and Natural Hazards

A Special Issue of Global Environment entitled 'Small Islands and Natural Hazards' has just been published. It is edited by Uwe Luebken and Rebecca Hofmann and produced in association with the Rachel Carson Center. It may be found online at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/whp/ge/2015/00000008/00000001 

The contents are as follows:

Global Environment. A Journal of Transdisciplinary History, n.8.1 – 2015

ASEH 2015

Thanks to all who participated in the American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) meeting in Washington, March 18-22.  The conference was a great success, with 101 sessions and 685 registrants.  Participants attended a pre-conference workshop on navigating the National Archives, 101 sessions, receptions, and breakfasts.  ASEH was pleased to host EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy at the Thursday evening plenary session.

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Recent Reviews

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?

Author: 
John Dargavel, Elisabeth Johann
Reviewer: 
Richard Hölzl

Hölzl on Dargavel and Johann, 'Science and Hope: A Forest History'


John Dargavel, Elisabeth Johann. Science and Hope: A Forest History. Cambridge: White Horse Press, 2013. 278 pp. $77.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-874267-73-7.

Reviewed by Richard Hölzl (Seminar für Mittlere und Neuere Geschichte)
Published on H-Environment (January, 2015)
Commissioned by Dolly Jørgensen

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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