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Author: 
Lilya Kaganovsky, Scott Mackenzie, Anna Westerstahl Stenport, eds.
Reviewer: 
Sarah Pickman

Pickman on Kaganovsky and Mackenzie and Stenport, 'Arctic Cinemas and the Documentary Ethos'

Lilya Kaganovsky, Scott Mackenzie, Anna Westerstahl Stenport, eds. Arctic Cinemas and the Documentary Ethos. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2019. 372 pp. $36.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-04030-5.

Reviewed by Sarah Pickman (Yale University) Published on H-Environment (January, 2020) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (University of Idaho)

Author: 
Venus Bivar
Reviewer: 
Ruth Sandwell

Sandwell on Bivar, 'Organic Resistance: The Struggle over Industrial Farming in Postwar France'

Venus Bivar. Organic Resistance: The Struggle over Industrial Farming in Postwar France. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. 240 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-4118-8.

Reviewed by Ruth Sandwell (University of Toronto) Published on H-Environment (June, 2019) Commissioned by Dolly Jørgensen (University of Stavanger)

Author: 
Brian James Leech
Reviewer: 
Arn M. Keeling

Keeling on Leech, 'The City That Ate Itself: Butte, Montana and Its Expanding Berkeley Pit'

Brian James Leech. The City That Ate Itself: Butte, Montana and Its Expanding Berkeley Pit. Mining and Society Series. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2018. 376 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-943859-42-9.

Reviewed by Arn M. Keeling (Memorial University of Newfoundland) Published on H-Environment (October, 2018) Commissioned by Dolly Jørgensen (University of Stavanger)

Author: 
Kristin Reynolds, Nevin Cohen
Reviewer: 
Robert Gioielli

Gioielli on Reynolds and Cohen, 'Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City'

Kristin Reynolds, Nevin Cohen. Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City. Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation Series. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2016. 216 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-4950-3; $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-4949-7.

Reviewed by Robert Gioielli (University of Cincinnati) Published on H-Environment (April, 2018) Commissioned by David T. Benac (Western Michigan University)

Author: 
Cheri Register
Reviewer: 
Molly Rozum

Rozum on Register, 'The Big Marsh: The Story of a Lost Landscape'

Cheri Register. The Big Marsh: The Story of a Lost Landscape. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2016. Illustrations. 288 pp. $17.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-87351-995-3.

Reviewed by Molly Rozum (University of South Dakota) Published on H-Environment (April, 2018) Commissioned by David T. Benac (Western Michigan University)

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Coen, "Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale," Roundtable vol. 10 no. 1 (2020)

Dear Colleagues, 

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Deborah R. Coen's Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale. Please enjoy and distribute widely. 

Roundtable Review, vol. 10, no. 1 (2020) 

Title: Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale

Author: Deborah R. Coen

Chiang, "Nature Behind Barbed Wire: An Environmental History of the Japanese American Incarceration," Roundtable vol. 9 no. 10 (2019)

Dear Colleagues, 

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Connie Y. Chiang's Nature Behind Barbed Wire: An Environmental History of the Japanese American Incarceration. Please enjoy and distribute widely. 

Roundtable Review, vol. 9, no. 10 (2019) 

Title: Nature Behind Barbed Wire: An Environmental History of the Japanese American Incarceration 

Author: Connie Y. Chiang 

Commentators: Megan Asaka, Brian McCammack, Duncan Ryūken Williams 

Cavert, 'The Smoke of London: Energy and Environment in the Early Modern City' Roundtable Vol. 9, No. 9 (2019)

Dear Colleagues,

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring William Cavert's The Smoke of London: Energy and Environment in the Early Modern City. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 9 (2019)

Title: The Smoke of London: Energy and Environment in the Early Modern City

Author: William M. Cavert

Commentators: Paul Warde, Leona Skelton, Peter Thorsheim

Willoughby, 'Yellow Fever Race and Ecology in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans' Roundtable Vol. 9, No. 8 (2019)

Dear Colleagues,

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Urmi Engineer Willoughby's Yellow Fever, Race and Ecology in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 8 (2019) 

TitleYellow Fever, Race and Ecology in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans

Author: Urmi Engineer Willoughby

Commentators: Liz Skilton, Sheila Wille, Patrick Manning, Ranna A. Hogarth

Editor: Kara Murphy Schlichting