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Author: 
S. Ravi Rajan, Lise Sedrez, eds.
Reviewer: 
Lesley Masters

Masters on Rajan and Sedrez, 'The Great Convergence: An Environmental History of BRICS'

S. Ravi Rajan, Lise Sedrez, eds. The Great Convergence: An Environmental History of BRICS. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. xix + 442 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-947937-5

Reviewed by Lesley Masters (University of Derby) Published on H-Environment (June, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Susan Hough
Reviewer: 
Xiaoyu Liu

Liu on Hough, 'The Great Quake Debate: The Crusader, the Skeptic, and the Rise of Modern Seismology'

Susan Hough. The Great Quake Debate: The Crusader, the Skeptic, and the Rise of Modern Seismology. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2020. Illustrations, maps. 328 pp. $29.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-295-74737-8; $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-74736-1.

Reviewed by Xiaoyu Liu (University College London) Published on H-Environment (June, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Lesley Wylie
Reviewer: 
Oscar A. Pérez

Pérez on Wylie, 'The Poetics of Plants in Spanish American Literature'

Lesley Wylie. The Poetics of Plants in Spanish American Literature. Pitt Illuminations Series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020. Illustrations. 232 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4625-0.

Reviewed by Oscar A. Pérez (Skidmore College) Published on H-Environment (June, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Chuck Warner
Reviewer: 
Paul Brinkman

Brinkman on Warner, 'Birds, Bones, and Beetles: The Improbable Career and Remarkable Legacy of University of Kansas Naturalist Charles D. Bunker'

Chuck Warner. Birds, Bones, and Beetles: The Improbable Career and Remarkable Legacy of University of Kansas Naturalist Charles D. Bunker. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2019. 232 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7006-2773-8

Author: 
Jason W. Smith
Reviewer: 
Graeme Mack

Mack on Smith, 'To Master the Boundless Sea: The U.S. Navy, the Marine Environment, and the Cartography of Empire'

Jason W. Smith. To Master the Boundless Sea: The U.S. Navy, the Marine Environment, and the Cartography of Empire. Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges Series. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. 280 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-4044-0.

Reviewed by Graeme Mack (University of California San Diego) Published on H-Environment (June, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Horowitz, "Katrina: A History, 1915-2015" Roundtable vol. 11, no. 3 (2021)

 

Dear Colleagues:

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Andy Horowitz's Katrina: A History, 1915-2015. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: Katrina: A History, 1915-2015

Author: Andy Horowitz

Commenters: Robin McDowell, Craig Colten, Lynnell Thomas, Leslie M. Harris

 

Lekan, "Our Gigantic Zoo: A German Quest to Save the Serengeti" H-Environment Roundtable vol. 11 no. 2 (2021)

Dear Colleagues:

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Thomas M. Lekan's Our Gigantic Zoo: A German Quest to Save the Serengeti. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: Our Gigantic Zoo: A German Quest to Save the Serengeti

Author: Thomas M. Lekan

Commentators: Chris Conte, Corinna Treitel, Jeff Schauer, Julie Weiskopf

Editor: Kara Murphy Schlichting

Robichaud, "Animal City: The Domestication of America," Roundtable vol. 11, no. 1 (2022)

Dear Colleagues-

I am pleased to announce a new editon of H-Environment Roundtables featuring Andrew A. Robichaud's Animal City: The Domestication of America. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Roundtable Review vol. 11 no. 1 (2022)

TitleAnimal City: The Domestication of America

Author: Andrew A. Robichaud

Commentators: Dawn Biehler, Frederick L. Brown, Joshua Specht, and Joanna Dean

Editor: Kara Murphy Schlichting

Selcer, "The Postwar Origins of the Global Environment: How the United Nations Built Spaceship Earth" Roundtable vol. 10 no. 11 (2020)

 

Dear Colleagues:

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Perrin Selcer's The Postwar Origins of the Global Environment: How the United Nations Built Spaceship Earth. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: The Postwar Origins of the Global Environment: How the United Nations Built Spaceship Earth 

Author: Perrin Selcer

Commenters: Megan Black, Sabine Höhler, Thomas Robertson, Libby Robin