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Recent Discussions

ASEH 2018 Call for Participants: Urban Animals

We are seeking additional panelists for a session on urban animal history at the 2018 ASEH Conference in Riverside, CA. Panelists will speak briefly on some aspect of their research related to the subject by focusing on a particular animal or place in cities or suburbs to illuminate an aspect of urban environmental history. By discussing their work in such a way, we hope panelists can use specific species or locations to speak to larger themes in environmental history more generally.

 

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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

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

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

 

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