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Recent Discussions

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.

Call for Papers FOOD PACKAGING: UNCOVERING THE HISTORY International Symposium, 1-2 December 2017, Tokyo

Call for Papers
 
FOOD PACKAGING: 
UNCOVERING THE HISTORY
 
International Symposium, 1-2 December 2017, Tokyo
 
Convenors: 
Prof. Katarzyna J. Cwiertka (Leiden University) and Prof. Masanobu Ishikawa (Kobe University)
 
 
This will be the very first symposium on the history of food packaging to bring together scholars and
industry experts with the aim of mapping the agenda for investigating this as yet largely uncharted topic.

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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

Valencius, 'The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 3 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 3 (2015)

Author: Conevery Bolton Valencius

Title: The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Commentators: B. R. Cohen, Anne Hyde, Peter C. Mancall, Matthew Mulcahy

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Finley, 'All the Fish in the Sea,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 2 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 2 (2015)

Author: Carmel Finley

TitleAll the Fish in the Sea: Maximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management

CommentatorsSayuri Guthrie-­Shimizu, Arthur F. McEvoy, Bo Poulsen, Michael J. Chiarappa

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

 

Wakild, 'Revolutionary Parks,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 1 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 1 (2015)

Author: Emily Wakild

Title: Revolutionary Parks: Conservation, Social Justice, and Mexico's National Parks, 1910-1940

Commentators: Sterling Evans, Adrian Howkins, Curt Meine, Cynthia Radding

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

 

Garone, 'The Fall and Rise of the Wetlands of California's Great Central Valley,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 10 (2014)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 10 (2014)

Author: Philip Garone

TitleThe Fall and Rise of the Wetlands of California's Great Central Valley

Commentators: Matthew Morse Booker, Patrick Carroll, Royal C. Gardner, Emily O'Gorman

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

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