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New Article of Interest in the Pacific Historical Review

The Pacific Historical Review recently published the following article that may interest H-ENVIRONMENT list subscribers:

 

- “Contingent Continent: Spatial and Geographic Arguments in the Shaping of the Nineteenth-Century United States,” by Rachel St. John

 

This article can be accessed via the following link: http://ucpressjournals.com/journal.php?j=phr.

Call for Abstracts for SHOT Open Session: Maintaining Natures

An open session call for abstracts for the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), in Philadelphia, PA, October 26 - 29, 2017.

Information also found at: http://www.historyoftechnology.org/call_for_papers/open_panels.html

 

Open Session Title: Maintaining Natures

Co-organizers:

Nicole Welk-Joerger, University of Pennsylvania (nwelk@sas.upenn.edu)

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Richard S. Newman
Reviewer: 
Angela Creager

Creager on Newman, 'Love Canal: A Toxic History from Colonial Times to the Present'


Richard S. Newman. Love Canal: A Toxic History from Colonial Times to the Present. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. xvii + 306 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-537483-4.

Reviewed by Angela Creager (Princeton University)
Published on H-Environment (March, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Richard L. Revesz, Jack Lienke
Reviewer: 
Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Dieterich-Ward on Revesz and Lienke, 'Struggling for Air: Power Plants and the "War on Coal"'


Richard L. Revesz, Jack Lienke. Struggling for Air: Power Plants and the "War on Coal". New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 232 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-023311-2.

Reviewed by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward (Shippensburg University)
Published on H-Environment (February, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Michael D. Wise
Reviewer: 
Stephanie Rutherford

Rutherford on Wise, 'Producing Predators: Wolves, Work, and Conquest in the Northern Rockies'


Michael D. Wise. Producing Predators: Wolves, Work, and Conquest in the Northern Rockies. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016. 210 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-4981-3.

Reviewed by Stephanie Rutherford (Trent University)
Published on H-Environment (February, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Frank Van Nuys
Reviewer: 
Tim Lehman

Lehman on Van Nuys, 'Varmints and Victims: Predator Control in the American West'


Frank Van Nuys. Varmints and Victims: Predator Control in the American West. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2015. xiv + 338 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2131-6.

Reviewed by Tim Lehman (Rocky Mountain College)
Published on H-Environment (February, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Stephen Brain, 'Song of the Forest: Russian Forestry and Stalinist Environmentalism, 1905-1953,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 3, No. 5 (2013)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 3, No. 5 (2013)

Author: Stephen Brain

Title: Song of the Forest: Russian Forestry and Stalinist Environmentalism, 1905-1953

Commentators: Sari Autio-Sarasmo, Brian Bonhomme, Jenny Leigh Smith, Diana Mincyte

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Benjamin R. Cohen, 'Notes From the Ground: Science, Soil, & Society in the American Countryside,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 3, No. 4 (2013)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 3, No. 4 (2013)

Author: Benjamin R. Cohen

Title: Notes From the Ground: Science, Soil, & Society in the American Countryside

Commentators: Steven Stoll, R. Douglas Hurt, Daniel Goldstein, Mark R. Finlay

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Thomas Robertson, 'The Malthusian Moment: Global Population Growth and the Birth of American Environmentalism,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 3, No. 3 (2013)

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

Author: Thomas Robertson

Title: The Malthusian Moment: Global Population Growth and the Birth of American Environmentalism

Commentators: Toshihiro Higuchi, Amy L. Sayward, Saul Halfon, Sabine Höhler

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Finn Arne Jørgensen, 'Making a Green Machine: The Infrastructure of Beverage Container Recycling,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 3, No. 2 (2013)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 3, No. 2 (2013)

Author: Finn Arne Jørgensen

Title: Making a Green Machine: The Infrastructure of Beverage Container Recycling

Commenators: Peter Thorsheim, Heike Weber, Tim Cooper, Carl A. Zimring

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

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