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Recent Discussions

CfP EXTENDED DEADLINE March 17: Experiencing Pacific Environments – 11th ESfO Conference (European Society of Oceanists)

11th ESfO Conference (European Society of Oceanists) to be held at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany, 29 June 2017 – 02 July 2017

Call for Papers – Deadline: 17 March 2017

Conference Theme -- Experiencing Pacific Environments

New Active History Project: Putting the Trump Environmental Transition in Perspective

On behalf of a new group of scholars, the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative, I'd like to invite the participation of environmental historians in a a project we're undertaking.   As part of a report we are preparing on the first 100 days of the Trump Administration, we're hoping to offer some historical and comparative perspective on what will have transpired.  I'd welcome your help, first of all, with a review of the relevant historical literature.

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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

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Drake, 'Loving Nature, Fearing the State,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 7 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 7 (2015)

Author: Brian Allen Drake

Title: Loving Nature, Fearing the State: Environmentalism and Antigovernment Politics before Reagan

Commentators: Jeff Crane, Ryan H. Edgington, Thomas Jundt

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

 

Smith-Howard, 'Pure and Modern Milk,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 4 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 4 (2015)

Author: Kendra Smith-Howard

Title: Pure and Modern Milk: An Environmental History Since 1900

Commentators: Helen Anne Curry, E. Melanie DuPuis, Helen Zoe Veit, Daniel R. Block

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

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