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Recent Discussions

2015 McLean lectures now available

Now available:

Tina Loo, “Moved by the State: Forced Relocation and a ‘Good Life’ in Postwar Canada,” the 2015 McLean Lectures in Canadian Studies at the University of British Columbia. Enjoy!

 

Lecture 1: Hell and Hope in the Barrenlands (28/1/15)

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRAxGA1lAKA

Podcast: http://ibis.geog.ubc.ca/~petersen/media/mclean01.mp3

 

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Recent Reviews

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

Author: 
R. Douglas Hurt
Reviewer: 
Heather Fryer

Fryer on Hurt, 'The Big Empty: The Great Plains in the Twentieth Century'


R. Douglas Hurt. The Big Empty: The Great Plains in the Twentieth Century. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2011. 344 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8165-2970-4; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8165-2972-8.

Reviewed by Heather Fryer (Creighton University)
Published on H-Environment (December, 2014)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Tatiana Holway
Reviewer: 
Suzanne Moss

Moss on Holway, 'The Flower of Empire: An Amazonian Water Lily, the Quest to Make It Bloom, and the World It Created'


Tatiana Holway. The Flower of Empire: An Amazonian Water Lily, the Quest to Make It Bloom, and the World It Created. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. xii + 306 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-537389-9.

Reviewed by Suzanne Moss (Royal Horticultural Society)
Published on H-Environment (December, 2014)
Commissioned by Dolly Jørgensen

Recent Roundtable Reviews

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

Brown, 'Plutopia,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 9 (2014)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 9 (2014)

Author: Kate Brown

Title: Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters

Commentators: Paul Josephson, Kristen Iversen, Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

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