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ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY / STUDIES

Pluralizing the Anthropocene Colloquium: “The Need to Respect Nature and its Limits” by Helena Freitas

Our Pluralizing the Anthropocene Colloquium will continue next week with distinguished biologist Helena Freitas!
 
"The Need to Respect Nature and its Limits"
 
Helena Freitas (Centre For Functional Ecology, University of Coimbra | Serralves)
April 15th 2021 (Thursday), 15:00 – 16:30 (GMT+1)
 

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Christian Wright
Reviewer: 
Brian Leech

Leech on Wright, 'Carbon County USA: Miners for Democracy in Utah and the West'

Christian Wright. Carbon County USA: Miners for Democracy in Utah and the West. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2020. Illustrations, maps, graphs. xlvi + 423 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60781-731-4

Reviewed by Brian Leech (Augustana College) Published on H-Environment (April, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Georg Wilhelm Engel Steller
Reviewer: 
Ryan Jones

Jones on Steller, 'Eastbound through Siberia: Observations from the Great Northern Expedition'

Georg Wilhelm Engel Steller. Eastbound through Siberia: Observations from the Great Northern Expedition. Trans. and ed. Margritt A. Engel and Karen E. Willmore. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2020. xxv + 220 pp. $32.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-04778-6

Author: 
Ida Milne
Reviewer: 
Emma Dewhirst

Dewhirst on Milne, 'Stacking the Coffins: Influenza, War and Revolutions in Ireland, 1918-19'

Ida Milne. Stacking the Coffins: Influenza, War and Revolutions in Ireland, 1918-19. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018. 280 pp. $36.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5261-2269-8.

Reviewed by Emma Dewhirst (Queen's University Belfast) Published on H-Environment (March, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Richard Ravalli
Reviewer: 
Les Beldo

Beldo on Ravalli, 'Sea Otters: A History'

Richard Ravalli. Sea Otters: A History. Studies in Pacific Worlds Series. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018. Illustrations. xxiv + 189 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-8440-1

Reviewed by Les Beldo (University of Chicago) Published on H-Environment (March, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Kimberly K. Smith
Reviewer: 
Sierra Standish

Standish on Smith, 'The Conservation Constitution: The Conservation Movement and Constitutional Change, 1870-1930'

Kimberly K. Smith. The Conservation Constitution: The Conservation Movement and Constitutional Change, 1870-1930. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2019. 320 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2844-5

Reviewed by Sierra Standish (University of Colorado Boulder) Published on H-Environment (March, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Recent Roundtable Reviews

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

Robichaud, "Animal City: The Domestication of America," Roundtable vol. 11, no. 1 (2022)

Dear Colleagues-

I am pleased to announce a new editon of H-Environment Roundtables featuring Andrew A. Robichaud's Animal City: The Domestication of America. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Roundtable Review vol. 11 no. 1 (2022)

TitleAnimal City: The Domestication of America

Author: Andrew A. Robichaud

Commentators: Dawn Biehler, Frederick L. Brown, Joshua Specht, and Joanna Dean

Editor: Kara Murphy Schlichting

Selcer, "The Postwar Origins of the Global Environment: How the United Nations Built Spaceship Earth" Roundtable vol. 10 no. 11 (2020)

 

Dear Colleagues:

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Perrin Selcer's The Postwar Origins of the Global Environment: How the United Nations Built Spaceship Earth. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: The Postwar Origins of the Global Environment: How the United Nations Built Spaceship Earth 

Author: Perrin Selcer

Commenters: Megan Black, Sabine Höhler, Thomas Robertson, Libby Robin 

Wickman, "Snowshoe Country: An Environmental and Cultural History of Winter in the Early American Northeast," Roundtable vol. 10 no. 10 (2020)

Dear Colleagues,

Announcing a new edition of the H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Thomas Wickman's Snowshoe Country: An Environmental and Cultural History of Winter in the Early American Northeast.

Roundtable Review vol. 10 no. 10 (2020)

Title: Snowshoe Country: An Environmental and Cultural History of Winter in the Early American Northeast

Author: Thomas Wickman

Commenters: Jon T. Coleman, Rachel B. Herrmann, Andrew Lipman, Molly A. Warsh