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Recent Discussions

Cfp: 'Unidisciplined Environments'. International Conference of the European Network for Political Ecology (Stockholm, 20-23 March 2016)

Power and conflict are at the core of socio-environmental change, but existing knowledge and higher education structures are ill-equipped to address them. Most of socially-relevant environmental research takes place within isolated disciplinary silos and has a disciplinary orientation. Questions are framed in relation to scholarly traditions, not in terms of the structure of the problems and the conflicts at hand, which transcend conventional departmentalization. However, as we live in undisciplined environments, we need undisciplined thinking.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Barbara C. Matilsky
Reviewer: 
Sophie Dietrich

Dietrich on Matilsky, 'Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775-2012'


Barbara C. Matilsky. Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775-2012. Bellingham: Whatcom Museum, 2013. 144 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-99342-3.

Reviewed by Sophie Dietrich
Published on H-Environment (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Dolly Jørgensen

Vanishing Ice

Author: 
Finis Dunaway
Reviewer: 
Chris Wilhem

Wilhem on Dunaway, 'Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images'


Finis Dunaway. Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015. 344 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-16990-3.

Reviewed by Chris Wilhem (College of Coastal Georgia)
Published on H-Environment (June, 2015)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Leslie Rosenthal
Reviewer: 
Carry Van Lieshout

Van Lieshout on Rosenthal, 'The River Pollution Dilemma in Victorian England: Nuisance Law versus Economic Efficiency'


Leslie Rosenthal. The River Pollution Dilemma in Victorian England: Nuisance Law versus Economic Efficiency. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, 2014. 275 pp. $134.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4094-4182-3.

Reviewed by Carry Van Lieshout (University of Nottingham)
Published on H-Environment (June, 2015)
Commissioned by Dolly Jørgensen

River Pollution Dilemmas

Author: 
Carolyn T. Adams
Reviewer: 
Zane Curtis-Olsen

Curtis-Olsen on Adams, 'From the Outside In: Suburban Elites, Third-Sector Organizations, and the Reshaping of Philadelphia'


Carolyn T. Adams. From the Outside In: Suburban Elites, Third-Sector Organizations, and the Reshaping of Philadelphia. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2014. Illustrations, maps, tables. 232 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5162-1; $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-7998-4.

Reviewed by Zane Curtis-Olsen
Published on H-Environment (May, 2015)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Alan L. Olmstead, Paul W. Rhode
Reviewer: 
James Webb

Webb on Olmstead and Rhode, 'Arresting Contagion: Science, Policy, and Conflicts over Animal Disease Control'


Alan L. Olmstead, Paul W. Rhode. Arresting Contagion: Science, Policy, and Conflicts over Animal Disease Control. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015. x + 465 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-72877-6.

Reviewed by James Webb (Colby College)
Published on H-Environment (April, 2015)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Smith-Howard, 'Pure and Modern Milk,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 4 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 4 (2015)

Author: Kendra Smith-Howard

Title: Pure and Modern Milk: An Environmental History Since 1900

Commentators: Helen Anne Curry, E. Melanie DuPuis, Helen Zoe Veit, Daniel R. Block

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Valencius, 'The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 3 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 3 (2015)

Author: Conevery Bolton Valencius

Title: The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Commentators: B. R. Cohen, Anne Hyde, Peter C. Mancall, Matthew Mulcahy

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

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