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Recent Discussions

CfP - SLSA - Climate Change, Climate Refugees and Civic Engagement - 11/9-11/12/17 - Tempe, AZ - abstract due 5/6/17

Conference: Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSA)

November 9-12, 2017

Hosted by Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ

Panel:

Climate Change, Climate Refugees and Civic Engagement

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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

Mark Fiege, 'The Republic of Nature: An Environmental History of the United States,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 1 (2014)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 1 (2014)

Author: Mark Fiege

Title: The Republic of Nature: An Environmental History of the United States

Commentators: Conevery Bolton Valencius, Roderick Frazier Nash, Eric Foner, Christopher C. Sellers

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Alan Mikhail, 'Nature and Empire in Ottoman Egypt: An Environmental History,' & Sam White, 'The Climate of Rebellion in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 3, No. 8 (2013)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 3, No. 8 (2013)

Author: Alan Mikhail

Title: Nature and Empire in Ottoman Egypt: An Environmental History

Author: Sam White

Title: The Climate of Rebellion in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire

Commentators: Yaron Ayalon, Richard W. Bulliet, Arash Khazeni

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Sara M. Gregg, 'Managing the Mountains: Land Use Planning, the New Deal, and the Creation of a Federal Landscape in Appalachia,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 3, No. 7 (2013)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 3, No. 7 (2013)

Author: Sara M. Gregg

Title: Managing the Mountains: Land Use Planning, the New Deal, and the Creation of a Federal Landscape in Appalachia

Commentators: Geoffrey L. Buckley, Donald Edward Davis, Cheryl Morse

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Andrew W. Kahrl, 'The Land Was Ours: African American Beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 3, No. 6 (2013)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 3, No. 6 (2013)

Author: Andrew W. Kahrl

Title: The Land Was Ours: African American Beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South

Commentators: Sarah Elkind, Christopher J. Manganiello, Cassandra Johnson-Gaither, Colin Fisher

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

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