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Recent Discussions

Call for Papers: McGill University's IOWC Graduate Student Conference on Indian Ocean World History

OWC Graduate Conference on Indian Ocean World History

20 October 2017
Call for Papers
McGill University's Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC) welcomes submissions for its Graduate Conference on Indian Ocean World History on 20 October 2017.

RESCHEDULED Boston Environmental History Seminar: Weather, the Body, and Rural Industrialization

Boston Environmental History Seminar

The Boston Environmental History Seminar is an occasion for scholars as well as interested members of the public to discuss aspects of American environmental history from prehistory to the present day. Presenters come from a variety of disciplines including history, urban planning, and environmental management. Six to eight sessions take place annually during the academic year, and most focus on works in progress.

CCHRI Paleoclimate Workshop: Glaciology, Speleothemology and Resilience for Pre-Modernists, Call for Applicants, 7-9 September

The Climate Change and History Research Initiative (CCHRI), a three-year project at Princeton University, is holding its third palaeoclimate workshop for pre-modernists this coming 7-9 September 2017. Previous years focused on dendroclimatology and palynology. This year we will address the sciences of glaciology and speleothemology, as well as resilience theory.

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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

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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