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Recent Discussions

Postponed: March Boston Environmental History Seminar

Boston Environmental History Seminar

Due to the impending snowstorm we are POSTPONING tomorrow’s (March 14, 2017) seminar with Jason L. Newton of Syracuse University:

The Winter Workscape: Weather and the Meaning of Industrial Capitalism in the Northern Forest, 1850-1950

A new date will be announced shortly.

Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston. https://www.masshist.org/calendar/seminars/environmental-history

 

 

CfPanelists, Natural Things in their Environments: A Global Perspective, History of Science Society (November 9-12, 2017; Toronto, ON)

Your network editor has reposted this from H-Announce. The byline reflects the original authorship.

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
November 9, 2017 to November 12, 2017

CfP EXTENDED DEADLINE March 17: Experiencing Pacific Environments – 11th ESfO Conference (European Society of Oceanists)

11th ESfO Conference (European Society of Oceanists) to be held at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany, 29 June 2017 – 02 July 2017

Call for Papers – Deadline: 17 March 2017

Conference Theme -- Experiencing Pacific Environments

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Recent Reviews

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

Author: 
Jeremy Vetter
Reviewer: 
Lukas Rieppel

Rieppel on Vetter, 'Field Life: Science in the American West during the Railroad Era'


Jeremy Vetter. Field Life: Science in the American West during the Railroad Era. INTERSECTIONS: Histories of Environment, Science, and Technology in the Anthropocene Series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016. 512 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4453-9.

Reviewed by Lukas Rieppel (Brown University)
Published on H-Environment (April, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Anya Zilberstein
Reviewer: 
James Bergman

Bergman on Zilberstein, 'A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America'


Anya Zilberstein. A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 280 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-020659-8.

Reviewed by James Bergman (Michigan State University)
Published on H-Environment (April, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Bruce D. Epperson
Reviewer: 
Steven G. Noll

Noll on Epperson, 'Roads through the Everglades: The Building of the Ingraham Highway, the Tamiami Trail and Conners Highway, 1914-1931'


Bruce D. Epperson. Roads through the Everglades: The Building of the Ingraham Highway, the Tamiami Trail and Conners Highway, 1914-1931. Jefferson: McFarland, 2016. 276 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4766-6479-8.

Reviewed by Steven G. Noll (University of Florida)
Published on H-Environment (April, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Mark Carey, 'In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers: Climate Change and Andean Society,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 1, No. 4 (2011)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 1, No.4 (2011)

Author: Mark Carey

Title: In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers: Climate Change and Andean Society

Commentators: Julie Cruikshank, Shawn Van Ausdal, Eve Buckley, Gregory Knapp

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

James Rodger Fleming, 'Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 1, No. 3 (2011)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 1, No. 2

Author: James Rodger Fleming

Title: Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control

Commentators: Ted Steinberg, R. S. Deese, Matthew Farish, Paul N. Edwards

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway, 'Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming,' Roundtable Review Vol. 1, No. 2 (2011)

Roundtable Review Vol. 1, No. 2 (2011)

Author: Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway

Title: Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming

Commentators: Spencer R. Weart, Mark Carey, Neil M. Maher, Ronald E. Doel

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

J. R. McNeill, 'Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 1, No. 1 (2011)

Roundtable Review Vol. 1, No. 1 (2011)

Author: J. R. McNeill

Title: Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914

Commentators: Lisa M. Brady, Stuart McCook, Richard P. Tucker, Paul Sutter

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

 

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