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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: 
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

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

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Laura Dassow Walls, 'The Passage to Cosmos: Alexander von Humboldt and the Shaping of America,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 2 No. 4 (2012)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 2 No. 4 (2012)

Author: Laura Dassow Walls

Title: The Passage to Cosmos: Alexander von Humboldt and the Shaping of America

Commentators: Felipe Fernández-Armesto, Michael F. Robinson, Michael S. Reidy and Daniel Zizzamia, Innes M. Keighren

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Edmund Russell, 'Evolutionary History: Uniting History and Biology to Understand Life on Earth,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 2, No. 3 (2012)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 2, No. 3 (2012)

Author: Edmund Russell

Title: Evolutionary History: Uniting History and Biology to Understand Life on Earth

Commentators: Joseph E. Taylor III, Anita Guerrini, Mark V. Barrow, Jr., Julianne Lutz Warren 

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Nancy Langston, 'Toxic Bodies: Hormone Disruptors and the Legacy of DES,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2012)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2012)

Author: Nancy Langston

Title: Toxic Bodies: Hormone Disruptors and the Legacy of DES

Commentators: Mark Hamilton Lytle, Frederick Rowe Davis, Thomas R. Dunlap, Stephen Bocking

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

David Zierler, 'The Invention of Ecocide: Agent Orange, Vietnam, and the Scientists Who Changed the Way We Think About the Environment,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 2, No. 1 (2012)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 2, No. 1 (2012)

Author: David Zierler

Title: The Invention of Ecocide: Agent Orange, Vietnam, and the Scientists Who Changed the Way We Think About the Environment

Commentators: Brian Balogh, Amy M. Hay, Michael Egan, J. Brooks Flippen

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

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