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Recent Discussions

Call for Abstracts for SHOT Open Session: Maintaining Natures

An open session call for abstracts for the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), in Philadelphia, PA, October 26 - 29, 2017.

Information also found at: http://www.historyoftechnology.org/call_for_papers/open_panels.html

 

Open Session Title: Maintaining Natures

Co-organizers:

Nicole Welk-Joerger, University of Pennsylvania (nwelk@sas.upenn.edu)

CFP: "Ecocritical Approaches to Comics and Graphic Novels" MLA Panel (New York, 4-7 January 2018)

Requesting proposals for papers that examine comics and graphic novels considering any aspect of ecocriticism for a special session at the 2018 MLA Conference.

Please send 250-word abstracts and bio by March 15 to Juan Meneses (juan.meneses@uncc.edu)

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Richard L. Revesz, Jack Lienke
Reviewer: 
Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Dieterich-Ward on Revesz and Lienke, 'Struggling for Air: Power Plants and the "War on Coal"'


Richard L. Revesz, Jack Lienke. Struggling for Air: Power Plants and the "War on Coal". New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 232 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-023311-2.

Reviewed by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward (Shippensburg University)
Published on H-Environment (February, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Michael D. Wise
Reviewer: 
Stephanie Rutherford

Rutherford on Wise, 'Producing Predators: Wolves, Work, and Conquest in the Northern Rockies'


Michael D. Wise. Producing Predators: Wolves, Work, and Conquest in the Northern Rockies. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016. 210 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-4981-3.

Reviewed by Stephanie Rutherford (Trent University)
Published on H-Environment (February, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Frank Van Nuys
Reviewer: 
Tim Lehman

Lehman on Van Nuys, 'Varmints and Victims: Predator Control in the American West'


Frank Van Nuys. Varmints and Victims: Predator Control in the American West. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2015. xiv + 338 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2131-6.

Reviewed by Tim Lehman (Rocky Mountain College)
Published on H-Environment (February, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Dale L. Hutchinson
Reviewer: 
Erica Charters

Charters on Hutchinson, 'Disease and Discrimination: Poverty and Pestilence in Colonial Atlantic America'


Dale L. Hutchinson. Disease and Discrimination: Poverty and Pestilence in Colonial Atlantic America. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2016. 304 pp. $84.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-6269-3.

Reviewed by Erica Charters (University of Oxford)
Published on H-Environment (January, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Matteson, 'Forests in Revolutionary France,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 8 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 8 (2016)

Author: Kieko Matteson

Title: Forests in Revolutionary France: Conservation, Community, and Conflict, 1669-1848

Commentators: Caroline Ford, Catherine T. Dunlop, Richard Keyser

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

Sutter, 'Let Us Now Praise Famous Gullies,' Roudtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 7 (2016)

Roudtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 7 (2016)

Author: Paul Sutter

TitleLet Us Now Praise Famous Gullies: Providence Canyon and the Soils of the South

Commentators: Jay Turner, Conevery Bolton Valencius, Claire Campbell, Steven Stoll

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Dunaway, 'Seeing Green,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 6 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 6 (2016)

Author: Finis Dunaway

Title: Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images

Commentators: Keith Woodhouse, Lori Vermaas, Finn Arne Jørgensen, Marguerite S. Shaffer

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

Manganiello, 'Southern Water, Southern Power,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 5 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 5 (2016)

Author: Christopher J. Manganiello

Title: Southern Water, Southern Power: How the Politics of Cheap Energy and Water Scarcity Shaped a Region

Commentators: Randal Hall, Matthew Evenden, Eve Vogel, Casey Cater

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

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