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Roundtable on Cushman, Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World

Dear Colleagues,

I'm happy to announce a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews. This one discusses Gregory Cushman's Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World. The book has won four major awards, and the exchanges between our commentators and the author offer excellent insights into this fascinating study and the practice of history more generally. Please enjoy and distribute!

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Christine A. Klein, Sandra B. Zellmer
Reviewer: 
Amahia Mallea

Mallea on Klein and Zellmer, 'Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster'


Christine A. Klein, Sandra B. Zellmer. Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster. New York: New York University Press, 2014. Illustrations, maps. 276 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4798-2538-7.

Reviewed by Amahia Mallea (Drake University)
Published on H-Environment (January, 2016)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

The Water Rises, Again

Author: 
Christopher R. Boyer
Reviewer: 
Anna R. Alexander

Alexander on Boyer, 'Political Landscapes: Forests, Conservation, and Community in Mexico'


Christopher R. Boyer. Political Landscapes: Forests, Conservation, and Community in Mexico. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015. 360 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5832-9.

Reviewed by Anna R. Alexander
Published on H-Environment (January, 2016)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Michael J. Makley
Reviewer: 
Jerry Frank

Frank on Makley, 'Saving Lake Tahoe: An Environmental History of a National Treasure'


Michael J. Makley. Saving Lake Tahoe: An Environmental History of a National Treasure. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2014. xi + 233 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-87417-934-7.

Reviewed by Jerry Frank
Published on H-Environment (October, 2015)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Ellen Griffith Spears
Reviewer: 
Brittany Fremion

Fremion on Spears, 'Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town'


Ellen Griffith Spears. Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. Illustrations, maps. 464 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-1171-6; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-2729-8.

Reviewed by Brittany Fremion (Central Michigan University)
Published on H-Environment (October, 2015)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Christopher F. Jones
Reviewer: 
Brian Leech

Leech on Jones, 'Routes of Power: Energy and Modern America'


Christopher F. Jones. Routes of Power: Energy and Modern America. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014. 320 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-72889-9.

Reviewed by Brian Leech (Augustana College)
Published on H-Environment (October, 2015)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Cushman, 'Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 2 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 2 (2016)

Author: Gregory T. Cushman

Title: Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History

Commentators: Hugh Gorman, John Soluri, Ryan Tucker Jones, Christian Brannstrom

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

Colpitts, 'Pemmican Empire,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2016)

Author: George Colpitts

Title:  Pemmican Empire: Food, Trade, and the Last Bison Hunts in the North American Plains, 1780–1882

Commentators: Claire Campbell, Andrew Isenberg, Ruth Sandwell, Thomas Finger

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

Carse, 'Beyond the Big Ditch,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 10 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 10 (2015)

Author: Ashley Carse

Title: Beyond the Big Ditch: Politics, Ecology, and Infrastructure at the Panama Canal

Commentators: Anne N. Greene, Marixa Lasso, Chandra Mukerji, Daniel Macfarlane

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Jones, 'Routes of Power,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 9 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 9 (2015)

Author: Christopher F. Jones

Title: Routes of Power: Energy and Modern America

Commentators: Sarah Mittlefehldt, Gwen Ottinger, Stephanie LeMenager, Sara B. Pritchard

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

 

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