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Call for Participants: ASEH 2023 Roundtable on Cartography & GIS in Environmental History

I am seeking participants for a roundtable on cartography and mapmaking for ASEH 2023. The broad goal is to help environmental historians incorporate maps into their research, either by making their own maps or by seeking out the help of GIS librarians and cartographers.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Jonathan Todd Hancock
Reviewer: 
Caroline Greer

Greer on Hancock, 'Convulsed States: Earthquakes, Prophecy, and the Remaking of Early America'

Jonathan Todd Hancock. Convulsed States: Earthquakes, Prophecy, and the Remaking of Early America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2021. 186 pp. $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-6218-3; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-6217-6.

Reviewed by Caroline Greer (George Mason University) Published on H-Environment (June, 2022) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
David L. Haberman
Reviewer: 
Cybelle Shattuck

Shattuck on Haberman, 'Understanding Climate Change through Religious Lifeworlds'

David L. Haberman. Understanding Climate Change through Religious Lifeworlds. Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2021. 330 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-05604-7.

Reviewed by Cybelle Shattuck (Western Michigan University) Published on H-Environment (June, 2022) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=57496

Author: 
Gregory E. Smoak, ed.
Reviewer: 
Brian Wright

Wright on Smoak, 'Western Lands, Western Voices: Essays on Public History in the American West'

Gregory E. Smoak, ed. Western Lands, Western Voices: Essays on Public History in the American West. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2021. 240 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-64769-034-2

Author: 
Bruce D. Jones
Reviewer: 
Aria Finkelstein

Finkelstein on Jones, 'To Rule the Waves: How Control of the Oceans Shapes the Fate of the Superpowers'

Bruce D. Jones. To Rule the Waves: How Control of the Oceans Shapes the Fate of the Superpowers. New York: Scribner, 2021. 400 pp. $18.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-982127-26-8.

Reviewed by Aria Finkelstein (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Published on H-Environment (June, 2022) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
David Moon, Nicholas B. Breyfogle, Alexandra Bekasova, eds.
Reviewer: 
Taylor C. Zajicek

Zajicek on Moon and Breyfogle and Bekasova, 'Place and Nature: Essays in Russian Environmental History'

David Moon, Nicholas B. Breyfogle, Alexandra Bekasova, eds. Place and Nature: Essays in Russian Environmental History. Cambridgeshire: White Horse Press, 2021. Illustrations, maps. xxi + 343 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-912186-16-7

Recent Roundtable Reviews

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

Horowitz, "Katrina: A History, 1915-2015" Roundtable vol. 11, no. 3 (2021)

 

Dear Colleagues:

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Andy Horowitz's Katrina: A History, 1915-2015. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: Katrina: A History, 1915-2015

Author: Andy Horowitz

Commenters: Robin McDowell, Craig Colten, Lynnell Thomas, Leslie M. Harris

 

Lekan, "Our Gigantic Zoo: A German Quest to Save the Serengeti" H-Environment Roundtable vol. 11 no. 2 (2021)

Dear Colleagues:

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Thomas M. Lekan's Our Gigantic Zoo: A German Quest to Save the Serengeti. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: Our Gigantic Zoo: A German Quest to Save the Serengeti

Author: Thomas M. Lekan

Commentators: Chris Conte, Corinna Treitel, Jeff Schauer, Julie Weiskopf

Editor: Kara Murphy Schlichting