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Conference announcement:

Dear Colleagues,

The Professional Portal of the Historical Sciences in Switzerland -  (infoclio.ch) is pleased to announce its tenth annual conference on the theme: Environmental Archives. History and Natural Sciences - On Friday 23 November 2018 in Bern (Switzerland)

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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

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

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

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