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Author: 
On Barak
Reviewer: 
Jack Klempay

Klempay on Barak, 'Powering Empire: How Coal Made the Middle East and Sparked Global Carbonization'

On Barak. Powering Empire: How Coal Made the Middle East and Sparked Global Carbonization. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2020. 344 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-31072-8.

Reviewed by Jack Klempay (Princeton University) Published on H-Environment (January, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Mansel G. Blackford
Reviewer: 
Dustin Meier

Meier on Blackford, 'Columbus, Ohio: Two Centuries of Business and Environmental Change'

Mansel G. Blackford. Columbus, Ohio: Two Centuries of Business and Environmental Change. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2016. Illustrations. 256 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8142-1314-8

Reviewed by Dustin Meier (The Ohio State University) Published on H-Environment (January, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Kristin D. Phillips
Reviewer: 
Chau J. Kelly

Kelly on Phillips, 'An Ethnography of Hunger: Politics, Subsistence, and the Unpredictable Grace of the Sun'

Kristin D. Phillips. An Ethnography of Hunger: Politics, Subsistence, and the Unpredictable Grace of the Sun. Framing the Global Series. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2018. Illustrations. 207 pp. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-03837-1; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-03836-4. 

Author: 
Joshua Eisenman
Reviewer: 
Brian Spivey

Spivey on Eisenman, 'Red China's Green Revolution: Technological Innovation, Institutional Change, and Economic Development under the Commune'

Joshua Eisenman. Red China's Green Revolution: Technological Innovation, Institutional Change, and Economic Development under the Commune. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018. xxxii + 436 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-18667-4

Author: 
Russell Fielding
Reviewer: 
Sharika Crawford

Crawford on Fielding, 'The Wake of the Whale: Hunter Societies in the Caribbean and North Atlantic'

Russell Fielding. The Wake of the Whale: Hunter Societies in the Caribbean and North Atlantic. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018. 342 pp. Ill. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-98637-4

Reviewed by Sharika Crawford (United States Naval Academy) Published on H-Environment (January, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Matteson, 'Forests in Revolutionary France,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 8 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 8 (2016)

Author: Kieko Matteson

Title: Forests in Revolutionary France: Conservation, Community, and Conflict, 1669-1848

Commentators: Caroline Ford, Catherine T. Dunlop, Richard Keyser

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

Sutter, 'Let Us Now Praise Famous Gullies,' Roudtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 7 (2016)

Roudtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 7 (2016)

Author: Paul Sutter

TitleLet Us Now Praise Famous Gullies: Providence Canyon and the Soils of the South

Commentators: Jay Turner, Conevery Bolton Valencius, Claire Campbell, Steven Stoll

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Dunaway, 'Seeing Green,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 6 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 6 (2016)

Author: Finis Dunaway

Title: Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images

Commentators: Keith Woodhouse, Lori Vermaas, Finn Arne Jørgensen, Marguerite S. Shaffer

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

Manganiello, 'Southern Water, Southern Power,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 5 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 5 (2016)

Author: Christopher J. Manganiello

Title: Southern Water, Southern Power: How the Politics of Cheap Energy and Water Scarcity Shaped a Region

Commentators: Randal Hall, Matthew Evenden, Eve Vogel, Casey Cater

Editor: Christopher F. Jones