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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

Stefania Barca, 'Enclosing Water: Nature and Political Economy in a Mediterranean Valley, 1796-1916,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 2, No. 6 (2012)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 2, No. 6 (2012)

Author: Stefania Barca

Title: Enclosing Water: Nature and Political Economy in a Mediterranean Valley, 1796-1916

Commentators: Stéphane Castonguay, Charles François Mathis, Marcus Hall

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

David Biggs, 'Quagmire: Nation-Building and Nature in the Mekong Delta,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 2, No. 5 (2012)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 2, No. 5 (2012)

Author: David Biggs

Title: Quagmire: Nation-Building and Nature in the Mekong Delta

Commentators: Greg Bankoff, David Zierler, Holly High, John Kleinen

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

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

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