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Call for Participants ASEH 2015

Hello Colleagues,

I am looking to organize a panel for ASEH 2015 in Washington, D. C. that focuses on environments along the Canadian-American border. The conference theme focuses on national and international policy, and I am thinking of remaining somewhat connected to this theme. A working title for the panel could be "Environment and Policy along the Canadian-American Border: Opportunities and Challenges."

Melville Prize submissions due June 1, 2014 (best book, Latin American env history)

Dear Colleagues,

 

We are writing to remind authors and editors to submit nominations for the Melville prize, which is awarded for the best book in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese on Latin American Environmental History that is published anywhere during 2013. Melville defined environmental history as “the study of the mutual influences of social and natural processes.” The prize will go to the book that best fits that definition, while also considering sound scholarship, grace of style, and importance of the scholarly contribution as criteria for the award.

 

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Elizabeth Hope Chang
Reviewer: 
Jim Scown

Scown on Chang, 'Novel Cultivations: Plants in British Literature of the Global Nineteenth Century'

Elizabeth Hope Chang. Novel Cultivations: Plants in British Literature of the Global Nineteenth Century. Under the Sign of Nature Series. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019. 240 pp. $29.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8139-4248-3; $59.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-4247-6. 

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