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Recent Discussions

CFP: "Our Everyday Planet, or The Banality of Environmental Evil," ASAP 9

Please consider submitting a proposal for the "seminar" that we will be hosting at this year's meeting of the Association for the Study of Arts of the Present. The conference will take place 26-28 October in Oakland, CA. Please excuse cross-postings. 

 

"Our Everyday Planet, or The Banality of Environmental Evil"

Call for Papers: International Workshop "Electrifying the World. Towards a Global History of Light and Power", New Orleans, March 26-27, 2018

University of New Orleans, Center Austria and Department of History

University of Innsbruck, Department of History and European Ethnology

New Orleans, March 26–27, 2018

Deadline: June 12, 2017

 

Call for Papers International Workshop "Electrifying the World. Towards a Global History of Light and Power"

 

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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

Brown, 'Plutopia,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 9 (2014)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 9 (2014)

Author: Kate Brown

Title: Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters

Commentators: Paul Josephson, Kristen Iversen, Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Sellers, Crabgrass Crucible, Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 8 (2014)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 8 (2014)

Author: Christopher C. Sellers

Title: Crabgrass Crucible: Suburban Nature and the Rise of Environmentalism in Twentieth-Century America

Commentators: Andrew G. Kirk, Kara Schlichting, Michael Rawson

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Brady, 'War Upon the Land,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 7 (2014)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 7 (2014)

Author: Lisa Brady

Title: War Upon the Land: Military Strategy and the Transformation of Southern Landscapes during the American Civil War

Commentators: Matthew Dennis, Ann Norton Greene, Megan Kate Nelson

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

 

Paul Sabin, 'The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth's Future,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 6 (2014)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 6 (2014)

Author: Paul Sabin

Title: The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth's Future

Commentators: Sarah Phillips, Patrick N. Allitt, Peter Shulman, Keith Woodhouse

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

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