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Recent Discussions

Podcast: The Watery ally: military inundations in Dutch history

For centuries, the Dutch have fought against their arch-enemy: water. But, during the Dutch War of Independence in the 16th and 17th centuries, the Dutch found an ally in their arch enemy. They used water as a weapon against the Spanish by planning and carrying out a number military inundations, intentionally flooding enormous swaths of land to stop or even defeat the enemy.

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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

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

Jacob Darwin Hamblin, 'Arming Mother Nature: The Birth of Catastrophic Environmentalism,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 5 (2014)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 5 (2014)

Author: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Title: Arming Mother Nature: The Birth of Catastrophic Environmentalism

Commentators: Kristine Harper, Libby Robin, Dolly Jørgensen

Editor: Michael Egan

 

 

Peter S. Alagona, 'After the Grizzly: Endangered Species and the Politics of Place in California,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 4 (2014)

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

Author: Peter S. Alagona

Title: After the Grizzly: Endangered Species and the Politics of Place in California

Commentators: Laura A. Watt, Philip Garone, Sean Kheraj

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

W. Jeffrey Bolster, 'The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 3 (2014)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 3 (2014)

Author: W. Jeffrey Bolster

Title: The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail

Commentators: Christine Keiner, Poul Holm, Vera Schwach, Helen M. Rozwadowski

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

 

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