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Recent Discussions

Seeking Roomate for ASEH

I would like to share my room at the ASEH conference hotel with another woman.  I have a room reserved for Wednesday through Saturday night *March 18-21) at the Washington Marriott.  The room cost is $189 plus tax-- to be split.  Please reply off line.

Thanks,

Carol MacLennan

Professor of Anthropology

Michigan Technological University

camac@mtu.edu

 

Workshop for the History of Environment, Agriculture, Technology, and Science (WHEATS) 2015 at CU Boulder, Call for Papers

The Department of History at the University of Colorado will host the Workshop for the History of Environment, Agriculture, Technology, and Science (WHEATS) October 2-4, 2015. Now in its eleventh year, WHEATS brings together graduate students studying the history of the environment, agriculture, science, or technology. WHEATS is open to submissions from any discipline with interests in these fields.

Podcast: "Tin: a historical perspective on a networked resource"

Since the Industrial Revolution metals have become global commodities, including tin. The importance if tin increased with the invention of canned food in the 19th century, and during the 20th century with the rise of the electronics industry. Both of these factors made tin a strategic resource not seen since the days that it was used in the production of bronze for weaponry

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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