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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: 
Anita Huizar-Hernández
Reviewer: 
Joseph Ukockis

Ukockis on Huizar-Hernández, 'Forging Arizona: A History of the Peralta Land Grant and Racial Identity in the West'

Anita Huizar-Hernández. Forging Arizona: A History of the Peralta Land Grant and Racial Identity in the West. Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States Series. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2019. Illustrations, maps. 180 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-9881-9; $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-9882-6. 

Author: 
Lester H. Hunt
Reviewer: 
Graeme Pente

Pente on Hunt, 'The Philosophy of Henry Thoreau: Ethics, Politics, and Nature'

Lester H. Hunt. The Philosophy of Henry Thoreau: Ethics, Politics, and Nature. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. 184 pp. $115.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-350-07902-1.

Reviewed by Graeme Pente (University of Colorado Boulder) Published on H-Environment (July, 2020) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=54948

Author: 
Andrew Taylor
Reviewer: 
Andrew Avery

Avery on Taylor, 'Two Years below the Horn: Operation Tabarin, Field Science, and Antarctic Sovereignty, 1944-1946'

Andrew Taylor. Two Years below the Horn: Operation Tabarin, Field Science, and Antarctic Sovereignty, 1944-1946. Edited by Daniel Heidt and P. Whitney Lackenbauer. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2017. Illustrations, maps. 496 pp. $37.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-88755-791-0

Author: 
David W. Darrow
Reviewer: 
John Vsetecka

Vsetecka on Darrow, 'Tsardom of Sufficiency, Empire of Norms: Statistics, Land Allotments, and Agrarian Reform in Russia, 1700-1921'

David W. Darrow. Tsardom of Sufficiency, Empire of Norms: Statistics, Land Allotments, and Agrarian Reform in Russia, 1700-1921. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2018. 376 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7735-5507-5.

Reviewed by John Vsetecka (Michigan State University) Published on H-Environment (July, 2020) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Colta Ives
Reviewer: 
Kyra Sanchez Clapper

Clapper on Ives, 'Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence'

Colta Ives. Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018. Illustrations. 208 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58839-584-9

Reviewed by Kyra Sanchez Clapper (University of Memphis) Published on H-Environment (July, 2020) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)