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Berlin-Brandenburg Colloquium on Environmental History Winter 2021/2022

Berlin Brandenburg Colloquium on Environmental History Winter 2021-22

The Berlin Brandenburg Colloquium on Environmental History offers a forum for the discussion of environmental history research and new publications. This semester, our topics are either European or global.

Elisa Tizzoni will present her research on the environmental policies of the European Court of Auditors, and we will discuss the new Handbook on European Environmental History edited by Anna Katharina Wöbse und Patrick Kupper.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
John L. Smith
Reviewer: 
Joseph Taylor

Taylor on Smith, 'Saints, Sinners, and Sovereign Citizens: The Endless War over the West's Public Lands'

John L. Smith. Saints, Sinners, and Sovereign Citizens: The Endless War over the West's Public Lands. Reno, Nevada: University of Nevada Press, 2020. 342 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-948908-91-7.

Reviewed by Joseph Taylor (Simon Fraser University) Published on H-Environment (November, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
David P. D. Munns, Kärin Nickelsen
Reviewer: 
Jeffrey Mathias

Mathias on Munns and Nickelsen, 'Far beyond the Moon: A History of Life Support Systems in the Space Age'

David P. D. Munns, Kärin Nickelsen. Far beyond the Moon: A History of Life Support Systems in the Space Age. Intersections: Histories of Environment, Science, and Technology in the Anthropocene Series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021. 216 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4654-0

Author: 
Jonathan D. Anzalone
Reviewer: 
Kim Jarvis

Jarvis on Anzalone, 'Battles of the North Country: Wilderness Politics and Recreational Development in the Adirondack State Park, 1920-1980'

Jonathan D. Anzalone. Battles of the North Country: Wilderness Politics and Recreational Development in the Adirondack State Park, 1920-1980. Environmental History of the Northeast Series. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2018. Illustrations. x + 279 pp. $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62534-364-2

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Higuchi, "Political Fallout: Nuclear Weapons Testing and the Making of a Global Environmental Crisis" H-Environment Roundtable vol. 11, no. 5 (2021)

 

Dear Colleagues:

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Toshihiro Higuchi's Political Fallout: Nuclear Weapons Testing and the Making of a Global Environmental Crisis. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: Political Fallout: Nuclear Weapons Testing and the Making of a Global Environmental Crisis

Author: Toshihiro Higuchi

Commenters: Sumiko Hatakeyama, Stephen Macekura, Rachel Emma Rothschild, Perrin Selcer

Greer, "Red Coats and Wild Birds: How Military Ornithologists and Migrant Birds Shaped Empire," H-Environment Roundtable vol. 11 no. 4 (2021)

Dear Colleagues:

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Kirsten A. Greer's Red Coats and Wild Birds: How Military Ornithologists and Migrant Birds Shaped Empire. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: Red Coats and Wild Birds: How Military Ornithologists and Migrant Birds Shaped Empire

Author: Kirsten A. Greer

Commentators: Robert M. Wilson, Vinita Damodaran, Maria Lane, Philip Howell, Ruth A. Morgan

Editor: Kara Murphy Schlichting

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