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Berlin-Brandenburg Colloquium on Environmental History

Berlin-Brandenburg Colloquium for Environmental History

The Berlin-Brandenburg Colloquium for Environmental history is happy to announce its schedule of talks for the coming spring/summer semester. This seminar series was initially conceived on the margins of a conference at the Rachel Carson Centre in Munich in early 2012, and has been running since the

Seeking Co-Author: Environmental Pharmacology

Hello, 

I am seeking a PhD-holding co-author for an encyclopedia article titled "Environmental Pharmacology" (2000 words). The piece is for the Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society, published by SAGE. Editors there are currently soliticing only from PhD-holders. My interests are American drug use and environmental history, but as an incoming doctoral candidate at the University of Florida I am ineligibe to contribute without a co-author. Please contact me if you would like to learn more. The article deadline is June 1, 2014. Thanks! 

Best, 
Kyle Bridge

CFP: Transformations of the Ecology Movement. From the 'Limits to Growth' (1972) to the Rio Conference (1992)

Call for Papers

Transformations of the Ecology Movement.
From the 'Limits to Growth' (1972) to the Rio Conference (1992)

Organisers: Green Memory Archive (Archiv Grünes Gedächtnis) of the Green Political Foundation (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung), Berlin;
Dr. Christoph Becker-Schaum, Green Memory Archive;
Dr. Jan-Henrik Meyer, Aarhus University, Department of Culture and Society.

Place, Time: 14 / 15 November 2014. Green Memory Archive, Eldenaer Str. 35, D-10247 Berlin/Germany

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Recent Reviews

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

Author: 
Jeremy Vetter
Reviewer: 
Lukas Rieppel

Rieppel on Vetter, 'Field Life: Science in the American West during the Railroad Era'


Jeremy Vetter. Field Life: Science in the American West during the Railroad Era. INTERSECTIONS: Histories of Environment, Science, and Technology in the Anthropocene Series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016. 512 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4453-9.

Reviewed by Lukas Rieppel (Brown University)
Published on H-Environment (April, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Anya Zilberstein
Reviewer: 
James Bergman

Bergman on Zilberstein, 'A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America'


Anya Zilberstein. A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 280 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-020659-8.

Reviewed by James Bergman (Michigan State University)
Published on H-Environment (April, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Bruce D. Epperson
Reviewer: 
Steven G. Noll

Noll on Epperson, 'Roads through the Everglades: The Building of the Ingraham Highway, the Tamiami Trail and Conners Highway, 1914-1931'


Bruce D. Epperson. Roads through the Everglades: The Building of the Ingraham Highway, the Tamiami Trail and Conners Highway, 1914-1931. Jefferson: McFarland, 2016. 276 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4766-6479-8.

Reviewed by Steven G. Noll (University of Florida)
Published on H-Environment (April, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac