In Europe there is a long tradition of state-centered, management-intensive and science-based forestry. Many of these European forestry experiences and practices have been transported around the world, not in the least to the European Colonial Empires, but also to North America. In many parts of the world this European legacy is often equated with forestry based on 18th century German models. But this begs the question if there is a European forestry tradition.
Women in Technological History (WITH)
Dear Environmental Historians,
I’m pleased to announce a new team of co-editors for the H-Environment Roundtable Reviews. Melanie Kiechle, Kara Schlichting, and Keith Woodhouse have volunteered to work together to continue the series. The four of us will work together over the next several months as I complete a few in-process roundtables as they oversee the selection of new books and the curation of future roundtables. Please join me in thanking them in advance for their (unpaid and uncompensated by their universities) service to the field.
May 17, 2018 to July 12, 2018
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Eastern Europe History / Studies, German History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Kristin Reynolds, Nevin Cohen. Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City. Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation Series. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2016. 216 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-4950-3; $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-4949-7.
Reviewed by Robert Gioielli (University of Cincinnati) Published on H-Environment (April, 2018) Commissioned by David T. Benac (Western Michigan University)
Cheri Register. The Big Marsh: The Story of a Lost Landscape. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2016. Illustrations. 288 pp. $17.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-87351-995-3.
Reviewed by Molly Rozum (University of South Dakota) Published on H-Environment (April, 2018) Commissioned by David T. Benac (Western Michigan University)
Miranda Johnson. The Land Is Our History: Indigeneity, Law, and the Settler State. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Illustrations. 248 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-060006-8; $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-060002-0.
Reviewed by John Sandlos (Memorial University of Newfoundland) Published on H-Environment (February, 2018) Commissioned by David T. Benac
Jeff Karnicky. Scarlet Experiment: Birds and Humans in America. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016. 246 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-9498-1.
Reviewed by Amy Coale (Florida State University) Published on H-Environment (January, 2018) Commissioned by David T. Benac
Paul David Blanc. Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. 328 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-20466-7.
Reviewed by Amy Hay (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley) Published on H-Environment (January, 2018) Commissioned by David T. Benac
Recent Roundtable Reviews
Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 4 (2015)
Author: Kendra Smith-Howard
Title: Pure and Modern Milk: An Environmental History Since 1900
Commentators: Helen Anne Curry, E. Melanie DuPuis, Helen Zoe Veit, Daniel R. Block
Editor: Christopher F. Jones
Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 2 (2015)
Author: Carmel Finley
Title: All the Fish in the Sea: Maximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management
Commentators: Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu, Arthur F. McEvoy, Bo Poulsen, Michael J. Chiarappa
Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin
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