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job announcement: Assistant Professor, Urban / Regional Planning, Dept. of Geography & Environment, Rowan University

Hi everyone --
Check out the new TT job posting for our department at Rowan University (near Philadelphia)
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The Department of Geography & Environment at Rowan University invites applications for a full-time (10-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor position, beginning September 1, 2016.

Roundtable on Christopher W. Wells, Car Country

 

Dear Colleagues,

As you drive on your road-trips this summer, here's some food for thought via a new H-Environment roundtable! This one is on Car Country: An Environmental History, by Christopher W. Wells.

The roundtable includes comments by David Blanke, Martin Melosi, and Thomas Zeller.  And of course there is a response by Wells.

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report: 20 July – 27 July

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report: 20 July – 27 July

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 20 July 2015 to 27 July 2015. These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Announce. See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more
information.

ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY / STUDIES

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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

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

 

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