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Recent Discussions

The Heart of the Gila: Wilderness and Water in the West, ASLE off-year symposium

Call for Papers
The Heart of the Gila: Wilderness and Water in the West
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) 2016 Off-Year Symposium

June 8-11, 2016, Western New Mexico University, Silver City, NM
asle.wnmu.edu
Deadline Extended to March 15, 2016

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Christine A. Klein, Sandra B. Zellmer
Reviewer: 
Amahia Mallea

Mallea on Klein and Zellmer, 'Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster'


Christine A. Klein, Sandra B. Zellmer. Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster. New York: New York University Press, 2014. Illustrations, maps. 276 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4798-2538-7.

Reviewed by Amahia Mallea (Drake University)
Published on H-Environment (January, 2016)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

The Water Rises, Again

Author: 
Christopher R. Boyer
Reviewer: 
Anna R. Alexander

Alexander on Boyer, 'Political Landscapes: Forests, Conservation, and Community in Mexico'


Christopher R. Boyer. Political Landscapes: Forests, Conservation, and Community in Mexico. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015. 360 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5832-9.

Reviewed by Anna R. Alexander
Published on H-Environment (January, 2016)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Michael J. Makley
Reviewer: 
Jerry Frank

Frank on Makley, 'Saving Lake Tahoe: An Environmental History of a National Treasure'


Michael J. Makley. Saving Lake Tahoe: An Environmental History of a National Treasure. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2014. xi + 233 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-87417-934-7.

Reviewed by Jerry Frank
Published on H-Environment (October, 2015)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Ellen Griffith Spears
Reviewer: 
Brittany Fremion

Fremion on Spears, 'Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town'


Ellen Griffith Spears. Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. Illustrations, maps. 464 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-1171-6; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-2729-8.

Reviewed by Brittany Fremion (Central Michigan University)
Published on H-Environment (October, 2015)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Christopher F. Jones
Reviewer: 
Brian Leech

Leech on Jones, 'Routes of Power: Energy and Modern America'


Christopher F. Jones. Routes of Power: Energy and Modern America. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014. 320 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-72889-9.

Reviewed by Brian Leech (Augustana College)
Published on H-Environment (October, 2015)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Colpitts, 'Pemmican Empire,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2016)

Author: George Colpitts

Title:  Pemmican Empire: Food, Trade, and the Last Bison Hunts in the North American Plains, 1780–1882

Commentators: Claire Campbell, Andrew Isenberg, Ruth Sandwell, Thomas Finger

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

Carse, 'Beyond the Big Ditch,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 10 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 10 (2015)

Author: Ashley Carse

Title: Beyond the Big Ditch: Politics, Ecology, and Infrastructure at the Panama Canal

Commentators: Anne N. Greene, Marixa Lasso, Chandra Mukerji, Daniel Macfarlane

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Jones, 'Routes of Power,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 9 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 9 (2015)

Author: Christopher F. Jones

Title: Routes of Power: Energy and Modern America

Commentators: Sarah Mittlefehldt, Gwen Ottinger, Stephanie LeMenager, Sara B. Pritchard

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

 

Davis, 'Banned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 8 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 8 (2015)

Author: Frederick Rowe Davis

TitleBanned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology

Commentators: David Hecht, Rachel Rothschild, Max Liboiron, Jody Roberts

Editor: Michael Egan

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