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Francophone breakfast at 2017 ESEH in Zagreb June 30, 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (location TBA)

On the occasion of the 2017 ESEH conference in Zagreb, Croatia, RUCHE (Réseau Universitaire de Chercheurs en Histoire Environnementale) is organizing an informal francophone breakfast on June 30th (7:45am-9am) for participants who speak French and/or work on Francophone sources.

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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

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

 

Paul W. Hirt, 'The Wired Northwest: The History of Electric Power, 1870s-1970s,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 2 (2014)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 2 (2014)

Author: Paul W. Hirt

Title: The Wired Northwest: The History of Electric Power, 1870s-1970s

Commentators: Eve Vogel, Adam M. Sowards, Donald C. Jackson, H. V. Nelles

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

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