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Recent Discussions

CFP: "Sustainability and the Land Ethic in the Anthropocene" -- International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM)--Oshkosh, WI, June 2019:

 

International Association for Society and Natural Resources

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International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM)
June 2-7, 2019 at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (USA)

Incendiary Politics: Histories of Indigenous Burning and Environmental Debates in Australia and the United States

New episode of Exploring Environmental History Podcast

The latest episode of the Exploring Environmental History Podcast discusses the political and cultural influences of Indigenous fire use in Australia and the United States. This knowledge is often used to inform prescribed burning for fuel reduction, which has a long history in Australia but less so in the United States.

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Recent Reviews

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)

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

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Ross, 'Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 5 (2018)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 5 (2018)

Title: Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire: Europe and the Transformation of the Tropical World

Author: Corey Ross

Commentators: Iftekhar Iqbal, Meredith McKittrick, Richard Tucker

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

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

 

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