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The Rachel Carson Center announces Springs, a new open-access journal

 

The Rachel Carson Center (RCC) is pleased to announce the launch of Springs: The Rachel Carson Center Review. Our new open-access online publication features peer-reviewed articles, creative nonfiction, and artistic contributions that showcase the work of the RCC and its community across the world. In the spirit of Rachel Carson, Springs publishes sharp writing with an impact.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Vaclav Smil
Reviewer: 
Lee Vinsel

Vinsel on Smil, 'Growth: From Microorganisms to Megacities'

Vaclav Smil. Growth: From Microorganisms to Megacities. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2019. Illustrations. xxv + 634 pp. $27.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-262-53968-5

Reviewed by Lee Vinsel (Virginia Tech) Published on H-Environment (August, 2022) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Shana Lee Hirsch
Reviewer: 
Joshua McGuffie

McGuffie on Hirsch, 'Anticipating Future Environments: Climate Change, Adaptive Restoration, and the Columbia River Basin'

Shana Lee Hirsch. Anticipating Future Environments: Climate Change, Adaptive Restoration, and the Columbia River Basin. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2020. 232 pp. $30.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-295-74748-4; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-74729-3; $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-74749-1.

Reviewed by Joshua McGuffie (University of California, Los Angeles) Published on H-Environment (August, 2022) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Yajun Mo
Reviewer: 
Micah S. Muscolino

Muscolino on Mo, 'Touring China: A History of Travel Culture, 1912–1949'

Yajun Mo. Touring China: A History of Travel Culture, 1912–1949. Histories and Cultures of Tourism Series. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2021. 318 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-6062-4; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5017-6104-1

Author: 
Lukas Ley
Reviewer: 
Suzanne Moon

Moon on Ley, 'Building on Borrowed Time: Rising Seas and Failing Infrastructure in Semarang'

Lukas Ley. Building on Borrowed Time: Rising Seas and Failing Infrastructure in Semarang. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2021. 240 pp. $27.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4529-6289-4; $27.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5179-0888-1; $108.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5179-0887-4. 

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Price, "Stop Saving the Planet! An Environmentalist Manifesto," H-Environment Roundtable vol. 12, no. 2 (2022)

Dear Colleagues:

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Jenny Price's Stop Saving the Planet! An Environmentalist Manifesto. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: Stop Saving the Planet! An Environmentalist Manifesto

Author: Jenny Price

Contributors: Sarah Dimick, Pollyanna Rhee, Nicole Welk-Joerger, Rob Gioielli

Editor: Kara Murphy Schlichting

O'Gorman, "Wetlands in a Dry Land: More-Than-Human Histories of Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin," H-Environment Roundtable vol. 12, no. 1 (2022)

Dear Colleagues: 

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Emily O'Gorman's Wetlands in a Dry Land: More-Than-Human Histories of Australia's Murray-Darling Basin. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: Wetlands in a Dry Land: More-Than-Human Histories of Australia's Murray-Darling Basin

Author: Emily O'Gorman

Contributors: Nancy Langston, Sarah Hamilton, Ben Wilkie, Diogo de Carvalho Cabral

Editor: Kara Murphy Schlichting

Higuchi, "Political Fallout: Nuclear Weapons Testing and the Making of a Global Environmental Crisis" H-Environment Roundtable vol. 11, no. 5 (2021)

 

Dear Colleagues:

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Toshihiro Higuchi's Political Fallout: Nuclear Weapons Testing and the Making of a Global Environmental Crisis. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: Political Fallout: Nuclear Weapons Testing and the Making of a Global Environmental Crisis

Author: Toshihiro Higuchi

Commenters: Sumiko Hatakeyama, Stephen Macekura, Rachel Emma Rothschild, Perrin Selcer

Greer, "Red Coats and Wild Birds: How Military Ornithologists and Migrant Birds Shaped Empire," H-Environment Roundtable vol. 11 no. 4 (2021)

Dear Colleagues:

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Kirsten A. Greer's Red Coats and Wild Birds: How Military Ornithologists and Migrant Birds Shaped Empire. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: Red Coats and Wild Birds: How Military Ornithologists and Migrant Birds Shaped Empire

Author: Kirsten A. Greer

Commentators: Robert M. Wilson, Vinita Damodaran, Maria Lane, Philip Howell, Ruth A. Morgan

Editor: Kara Murphy Schlichting