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National Park Service timeline and other new features on H-Environment

Dear H-Environment,

I am happy to say that we have added two new features to the H-Environment site!

1. National Park Service timeline: Thank you to the staff at H-Net for creating this attractive timeline. I encourage you to check it out. Please let me know if you have any suggestions to add to the timeline. Here is the link https://networks.h-net.org/node/19397/pages/128824/national-park-service-timeline 

Seeking Hosts for New Books in Environmental Studies

New Books in Environmental Studies (http://newbooksnetwork.com/category/environmental-studies/) is currently seeking hosts interested in conducting interviews with authors of new books on evironmental affairs, broadly contrued. Hosting the channel is a good way to bring the work of scholars of the environement to the attention of large audiences. Interested parties should write Marshall Poe at marshallpoe@gmail.com.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Richard Follett, Sven Beckert, Peter Coclanis, Barbara Hahn
Reviewer: 
Jonathan E. Robins

Robins on Follett and Beckert and Coclanis and Hahn, 'Plantation Kingdom: The American South and Its Global Commodities'


Richard Follett, Sven Beckert, Peter Coclanis, Barbara Hahn. Plantation Kingdom: The American South and Its Global Commodities. The Marcus Cunliffe Lecture Series. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. 176 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4214-1940-4; $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-1939-8.

Author: 
Christopher W. Wells
Reviewer: 
Janet Ore

Ore on Wells, 'Car Country: An Environmental History'


Christopher W. Wells. Car Country: An Environmental History. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014. xxxiv + 427 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-99429-1.

Reviewed by Janet Ore (Colorado State University)
Published on H-Environment (July, 2016)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Robin O'Sullivan
Reviewer: 
Erin Mauldin

Mauldin on O'Sullivan, 'American Organic: A Cultural History of Farming, Gardening, Shopping, and Eating'


Robin O'Sullivan. American Organic: A Cultural History of Farming, Gardening, Shopping, and Eating. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2015. 408 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2133-0.

Reviewed by Erin Mauldin (Samford University)
Published on H-Environment (June, 2016)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Michelle Mart
Reviewer: 
Frederick R. Davis

Davis on Mart, 'Pesticides, a Love Story: America's Enduring Embrace of Dangerous Chemicals'


Michelle Mart. Pesticides, a Love Story: America's Enduring Embrace of Dangerous Chemicals. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2015. 344 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2128-6.

Reviewed by Frederick R. Davis (Florida State University)
Published on H-Environment (June, 2016)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Clint Carroll
Reviewer: 
Joe Whitson

Whitson on Carroll, 'Roots of Our Renewal: Ethnobotany and Cherokee Environmental Governance'


Clint Carroll. Roots of Our Renewal: Ethnobotany and Cherokee Environmental Governance. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015. 256 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8166-9090-9.

Reviewed by Joe Whitson (University of Minnesota)
Published on H-Environment (May, 2016)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Recent Roundtable Reviews

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

 

Tyrrell, 'Crisis of the Wasteful Nation,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 4 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 4 (2016)

Author: Ian Tyrrell

Title: Crisis of the Wasteful Nation: Empire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America

Commentators: Joseph E. Taylor III, Sarah Phillips, Scott Moranda, Harriet Ritvo

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

McNeur, 'Taming Manhattan,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 3 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 3 (2016)

Author: Catherine McNeur

Title: Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City

Commentators: Clifton Hood, Melanie Kiechle, Matthew Gandy, Carl Zimring

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

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