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CfP: Istanbul Unbound: Environmental Approaches to the City (April 8-11, 2021) | Deadline: September 1, 2020

Istanbul Research Institute and Pera Museum organize Istanbul Unbound: Environmental Approaches to the City, an international conference that seeks to offer new insights on the complex layers of Istanbul’s urban landscape, to be held in April 8-11, 2021, at the Pera Museum.

New site for the Report of the Elephant Task Force (India)

Dear Colleagues:
You may know that the largest surviving population of the Asian elephant lives in India, alongside 1.3 billion humans on approximately 3 million sq. km.
In the early years of the present century, the Government of India's Ministry of Environment and Forests appointed a cross-disiplinary task force of experts to report on the history and futue management of wild elephants. The report was completed and submitted in record time and published on August 31, 2010.
 


Gajah: Securing the Future for Elephants in India

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Guntra A. Aistara
Reviewer: 
Venus Bivar

Bivar on Aistara, 'Organic Sovereignties: Struggles over Farming in an Age of Free Trade'

Guntra A. Aistara. Organic Sovereignties: Struggles over Farming in an Age of Free Trade. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2018. xvi + 263 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-74311-0

Reviewed by Venus Bivar (Washington University St Louis) Published on H-Environment (July, 2020) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (University of Idaho)

Author: 
Edwin A. Martini, ed.
Reviewer: 
Tony Nuspl

Nuspl on Martini, 'Proving Grounds: Militarized Landscapes, Weapons Testing, and the Environmental Impact of U.S. Bases'

Edwin A. Martini, ed. Proving Grounds: Militarized Landscapes, Weapons Testing, and the Environmental Impact of U.S. Bases. Donald R. Ellegood International Publications Series. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2015. 320 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-99465-9.

Reviewed by Tony Nuspl (Rogers State University, Tulsa Peace Fellowship) Published on H-Environment (July, 2020) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (University of Idaho)

Author: 
Jared S. Buss
Reviewer: 
Ingrid Ockert

Ockert on Buss, 'Willy Ley: Prophet of the Space Age'

Jared S. Buss. Willy Ley: Prophet of the Space Age. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2017. Illustrations. xiii + 321 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-5443-8.

Reviewed by Ingrid Ockert (Science History Institute) Published on H-Environment (July, 2020) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (University of Idaho)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=54728

Author: 
Hartmut Berghoff, Barbara Korte, Ralf Schneider, Christopher Harvie, eds.
Reviewer: 
Kathleen Sheppard

Sheppard on Berghoff and Korte and Schneider and Harvie, 'The Making of Modern Tourism: The Cultural History of the British Experience, 1600 -2000'

Hartmut Berghoff, Barbara Korte, Ralf Schneider, Christopher Harvie, eds. The Making of Modern Tourism: The Cultural History of the British Experience, 1600 -2000. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. 310 pp. $149.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-333-97114-7

Author: 
Nick Estes, Jaskiran Dhillon, eds.
Reviewer: 
Nevcihan Ozbilge

Ozbilge on Estes and Dhillon, 'Standing with Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement'

Nick Estes, Jaskiran Dhillon, eds. Standing with Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement. Indigenous Americas Series. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2019. Illustrations. ix + 420 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5179-0535-4; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5179-0536-1

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Aso, 'Rubber and the Making of Vietnam,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 2 (2019)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 2 (2019)

Title: Rubber and the Making of Vietnam: An Ecological History, 1897-1975

Author: Michitake Aso

Commentators: Teresa Cribelli, Amy M. Hay, Stephen L. Harp, Pam McElwee

Editor: Kara Murphy Schlichting

Stuhl, 'Unfreezing the Arctic,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 1 (2019)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 1 (2019)

Title: Unfreezing the Arctic: Science, Colonialism, and the Transformation of Inuit Lands

Author: Andrew Stuhl

Commentators: Tina Adcock, Sverker Sörlin, Stephen Bocking, Andy Bruno

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

Degroot, 'The Frigid Golden Age,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 6 (2018)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 6 (2018)

Title: The Frigid Golden Age: Climate Change, the Little Ice Age, and the Dutch Republic, 1560-1720

Author: Dagomar Degroot

Commentators: Nicholas J. Cunigan, James Bergman, Katrin Kleemann, Thomas Wickman

Editor: Melanie A. Kiechle

 

Ross, 'Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 5 (2018)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 5 (2018)

Title: Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire: Europe and the Transformation of the Tropical World

Author: Corey Ross

Commentators: Iftekhar Iqbal, Meredith McKittrick, Richard Tucker

Editor: Christopher F. Jones