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Recent Discussions

CFP: Animals, Streets, and Health Hybrid Workshop, University of Liverpool, 15 June 2023

Streets are lively more-than-human spaces. Dogs, cats, monkeys, rats, cows, and pigeons are amongst those animals who share streets with humans. In different places and at different times, animals are variously welcomed, tolerated, or prohibited from streets.

New Books Network, Spencer Segalla, Empire and Catastrophe w/Michael Vann

New Books Network Podcast featuring Spencer Segalla, Empire and Catastrophe: Decolonization and Environmental Disaster in North Africa and Mediterranean France since 1954 (interview of author by Michael Vann).    https://newbooksnetwork.com/empire-and-catastrophe Apple Podcast: 

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Myra J. Hird
Reviewer: 
Alex Souchen

Souchen on Hird, 'Canada's Waste Flows'

Myra J. Hird. Canada's Waste Flows. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2021. Illustrations, tables. 336 pp. $40.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-228-00528-5.

Reviewed by Alex Souchen (University of Guelph) Published on H-Environment (February, 2023) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=58010

Author: 
Kathleen P. Hunt, Gregg B. Walker, Stephen P. Depoe, eds.
Reviewer: 
Dylan Harris

Harris on Hunt and Walker and Depoe, 'Breaking Boundaries: Innovative Practices in Environmental Communication and Public Participation'

Kathleen P. Hunt, Gregg B. Walker, Stephen P. Depoe, eds. Breaking Boundaries: Innovative Practices in Environmental Communication and Public Participation. SUNY Series in Environmental Governance: Local-Regional-Global Interactions. Albany: SUNY Press, 2019. Illustrations. 320 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-7705-3

Author: 
Max Liboiron, Josh Lepawsky
Reviewer: 
Ramya Swayamprakash

Swayamprakash on Liboiron and Lepawsky, 'Discard Studies: Wasting, Systems, and Power'

Max Liboiron, Josh Lepawsky. Discard Studies: Wasting, Systems, and Power. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2022. 224 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-262-54365-1

Reviewed by Ramya Swayamprakash (Grand Valley State University) Published on H-Environment (February, 2023) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Zallen, "American Lucifers: The Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750-1865," H-Environment Roundtable vol. 13, no. 1 (2023)

Dear Colleagues,

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtables featuring Jeremy Zallen's American Lucifers: The Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750-1865. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: American Lucifers: THe Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750-1865

Author: Jeremy Zallen

Contributors: Julie A. Cohn, Ann Daly, Nicolas Kenny, Matthew T. Huber

Editor: Melanie A. Kiechle

Strang, "Frontiers of Science: Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850," H-Environment Roundtable vol. 12 no. 5 (2022)

Dear Colleagues,

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtables featuring Cameron B. Strang's Frontiers of Science: Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: Frontiers of Science: Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850

Author: Cameron B. Strang

Contributors: Elaine LaFay, Eleanora Rohland, Dan Rood, and Christopher D.E. Willoughby

Checker, "The Sustainability Myth: Environmental Gentrification and the Politics of Justice," H-Environment Roundtable vol. 12 no. 4 (2022)

Dear Colleagues:

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtables, featuring Melissa Checker's The Sustainability Myth: Environmental Gentrification and the Politics of Justice. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: The Sustainability Myth: Environmental Gentrification and the Politics of Justice

Author: Melissa Checker

Contributors: Hannah Knox, Steven H. Corey, Steven T. Moga

Editor: Kara Murphy Schlichting

Young, "Camping Grounds: Public Nature in American Life from the Civil War to the Occupy Movement," H-Environment Roundtable vol. 12, no. 3 (2022)

Dear Colleagues:

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Phoebe S.K. Young's Camping Grounds: Public Nature in American Life from the Civil War to the Occupy Movement. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: Camping Grounds: Public Nature in American Life from the Civil War to the Occupy Movement

Author: Phoebe S.K. Young

Contributors: William P. Philpott, Marsha Weisiger, Robert Hoberman, Rachel S. Gross

Editor: Kara Murphy Schlichting