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Author: 
Jeff Karnicky
Reviewer: 
Amy Coale

Coale on Karnicky, 'Scarlet Experiment: Birds and Humans in America'


Jeff Karnicky. Scarlet Experiment: Birds and Humans in America. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016. 246 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-9498-1.

Reviewed by Amy Coale (Florida State University)
Published on H-Environment (January, 2018)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Paul David Blanc
Reviewer: 
Amy Hay

Hay on Blanc, 'Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon'


Paul David Blanc. Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. 328 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-20466-7.

Reviewed by Amy Hay (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)
Published on H-Environment (January, 2018)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Scott C. Smith
Reviewer: 
Gary Van Valen

Van Valen on Smith, 'Landscape and Politics in the Ancient Andes: Biographies of Place at Khonkho Wankane'


Scott C. Smith. Landscape and Politics in the Ancient Andes: Biographies of Place at Khonkho Wankane. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2016. 296 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8263-5709-0.

Reviewed by Gary Van Valen (University of West Georgia)
Published on H-Environment (December, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Nancy P. Appelbaum
Reviewer: 
Pamela Murray

Murray on Appelbaum, 'Mapping the Country of Regions: The Chorographic Commission of Nineteenth-Century Colombia'


Nancy P. Appelbaum. Mapping the Country of Regions: The Chorographic Commission of Nineteenth-Century Colombia. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. 320 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-2744-1; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-2893-6.

Reviewed by Pamela Murray (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Published on H-Environment (December, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

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

Recent Roundtable Reviews

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

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

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