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World Congress of Environmental History July 2019: 1 Week to Deadline (October 1, 2018)

Dear All,

There are for sure good environmental reasons NOT to attend congresses. Travels=pollution, hotels=excessive water consumption, congress venue=boom of waste accumulation. There are also solid economic reasons NOT to attend congresses: they are often so expensive that the family budget just cannot afford one further academic travel of yours. 

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Recent Reviews

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)

Author: 
Miranda Johnson
Reviewer: 
John Sandlos

Sandlos on Johnson, 'The Land Is Our History: Indigeneity, Law, and the Settler State'

Miranda Johnson. The Land Is Our History: Indigeneity, Law, and the Settler State. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Illustrations. 248 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-060006-8; $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-060002-0.

Reviewed by John Sandlos (Memorial University of Newfoundland) Published on H-Environment (February, 2018) Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Jeff Karnicky
Reviewer: 
Amy Coale

Coale on Karnicky, 'Scarlet Experiment: Birds and Humans in America'

Jeff Karnicky. Scarlet Experiment: Birds and Humans in America. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016. 246 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-9498-1.

Reviewed by Amy Coale (Florida State University) Published on H-Environment (January, 2018) Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Paul David Blanc
Reviewer: 
Amy Hay

Hay on Blanc, 'Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon'

Paul David Blanc. Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. 328 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-20466-7.

Reviewed by Amy Hay (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley) Published on H-Environment (January, 2018) Commissioned by David T. Benac

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Zhang, 'The River, the Plain, and the State,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 4 (2018)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 4 (2018)

Title: The River, the Plain, and the State: An Environmental Drama in Northern Song China

Author: Ling Zhang

Commentators: Robert B. Marks, Maya Peterson, Yan Gao, Donald Worster

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Fullilove, 'The Profit of the Earth,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 3 (2018)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 3 (2018)

Title: The Profit of the Earth: The Global Seeds of American Agriculture

Author: Courtney Fullilove

Commentators: Deborah Fitzgerald, B. R. Cohen, Jenny Leigh Smith, Jeremy Vetter

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Melillo, 'Strangers on Familiar Soil,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 2 (2018)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 2 (2018)

Title: Strangers on Familiar Soil: Rediscovering the Chile-California Connection

Author: Edward Dallam Melillo,

Commentators: Ian Tyrrell, Jared Farmer, Tiago Saraiva

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Stoll, 'Inherit the Holy Mountain,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 1 (2018)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 1 (2018)

Author: Mark Stoll

Title: Inherit the Holy Mountain: Religion and the Rise of American Environmentalism

Commentators: Lisa H. Sideris, Constance M. Furey, Joseph Kip Kosek, Mark Fiege

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

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