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Call for Participants ASEH 2015

Hello Colleagues,

I am looking to organize a panel for ASEH 2015 in Washington, D. C. that focuses on environments along the Canadian-American border. The conference theme focuses on national and international policy, and I am thinking of remaining somewhat connected to this theme. A working title for the panel could be "Environment and Policy along the Canadian-American Border: Opportunities and Challenges."

Melville Prize submissions due June 1, 2014 (best book, Latin American env history)

Dear Colleagues,

 

We are writing to remind authors and editors to submit nominations for the Melville prize, which is awarded for the best book in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese on Latin American Environmental History that is published anywhere during 2013. Melville defined environmental history as “the study of the mutual influences of social and natural processes.” The prize will go to the book that best fits that definition, while also considering sound scholarship, grace of style, and importance of the scholarly contribution as criteria for the award.

 

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Richard S. Newman
Reviewer: 
Angela Creager

Creager on Newman, 'Love Canal: A Toxic History from Colonial Times to the Present'


Richard S. Newman. Love Canal: A Toxic History from Colonial Times to the Present. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. xvii + 306 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-537483-4.

Reviewed by Angela Creager (Princeton University)
Published on H-Environment (March, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Richard L. Revesz, Jack Lienke
Reviewer: 
Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Dieterich-Ward on Revesz and Lienke, 'Struggling for Air: Power Plants and the "War on Coal"'


Richard L. Revesz, Jack Lienke. Struggling for Air: Power Plants and the "War on Coal". New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 232 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-023311-2.

Reviewed by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward (Shippensburg University)
Published on H-Environment (February, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Michael D. Wise
Reviewer: 
Stephanie Rutherford

Rutherford on Wise, 'Producing Predators: Wolves, Work, and Conquest in the Northern Rockies'


Michael D. Wise. Producing Predators: Wolves, Work, and Conquest in the Northern Rockies. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016. 210 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-4981-3.

Reviewed by Stephanie Rutherford (Trent University)
Published on H-Environment (February, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Frank Van Nuys
Reviewer: 
Tim Lehman

Lehman on Van Nuys, 'Varmints and Victims: Predator Control in the American West'


Frank Van Nuys. Varmints and Victims: Predator Control in the American West. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2015. xiv + 338 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2131-6.

Reviewed by Tim Lehman (Rocky Mountain College)
Published on H-Environment (February, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac