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Recent Discussions

Energy History Dinner at ASEH Conference

 

There will be an energy history dinner for anyone attending the American Society for Environmental History annual conference this spring in Riverside, California. This dinner is open to anyone interested in or curious about the history of energy. We will meet Friday, March 16 at 7pm on the steps of the Riverside Convention Center and then walk to a local restaurant.

Should you wish to attend please RSVP to: robertlifset@ou.edu.

Sincerely,

Robert Lifset

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Recent Reviews

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

Author: 
Paul David Blanc
Reviewer: 
Amy Hay

Hay on Blanc, 'Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon'


Paul David Blanc. Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. 328 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-20466-7.

Reviewed by Amy Hay (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)
Published on H-Environment (January, 2018)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Scott C. Smith
Reviewer: 
Gary Van Valen

Van Valen on Smith, 'Landscape and Politics in the Ancient Andes: Biographies of Place at Khonkho Wankane'


Scott C. Smith. Landscape and Politics in the Ancient Andes: Biographies of Place at Khonkho Wankane. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2016. 296 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8263-5709-0.

Reviewed by Gary Van Valen (University of West Georgia)
Published on H-Environment (December, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Nancy P. Appelbaum
Reviewer: 
Pamela Murray

Murray on Appelbaum, 'Mapping the Country of Regions: The Chorographic Commission of Nineteenth-Century Colombia'


Nancy P. Appelbaum. Mapping the Country of Regions: The Chorographic Commission of Nineteenth-Century Colombia. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. 320 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-2744-1; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-2893-6.

Reviewed by Pamela Murray (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Published on H-Environment (December, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Darren Frederick Speece
Reviewer: 
Erik Loomis

Loomis on Speece, 'Defending Giants: The Redwood Wars and the Transformation of American Environmental Politics'


Darren Frederick Speece. Defending Giants: The Redwood Wars and the Transformation of American Environmental Politics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2016. 384 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-99951-7.

Reviewed by Erik Loomis (University of Rhode Island)
Published on H-Environment (April, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Matteson, 'Forests in Revolutionary France,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 8 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 8 (2016)

Author: Kieko Matteson

Title: Forests in Revolutionary France: Conservation, Community, and Conflict, 1669-1848

Commentators: Caroline Ford, Catherine T. Dunlop, Richard Keyser

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

Sutter, 'Let Us Now Praise Famous Gullies,' Roudtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 7 (2016)

Roudtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 7 (2016)

Author: Paul Sutter

TitleLet Us Now Praise Famous Gullies: Providence Canyon and the Soils of the South

Commentators: Jay Turner, Conevery Bolton Valencius, Claire Campbell, Steven Stoll

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Dunaway, 'Seeing Green,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 6 (2016)

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

Author: Finis Dunaway

Title: Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images

Commentators: Keith Woodhouse, Lori Vermaas, Finn Arne Jørgensen, Marguerite S. Shaffer

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

Manganiello, 'Southern Water, Southern Power,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 5 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 5 (2016)

Author: Christopher J. Manganiello

Title: Southern Water, Southern Power: How the Politics of Cheap Energy and Water Scarcity Shaped a Region

Commentators: Randal Hall, Matthew Evenden, Eve Vogel, Casey Cater

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

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