H-Environment Roundtable Reviews

The H-Environment Roundtable Reviews provide multiple perspectives on books, and allow authors the opportunity to respond. This format is intended as a conversation that invites discussion of recent scholarship.

Note: Due to the migration to the H-Net Commons, the URLs described inside the PDFs for all previously published Roundtable Reviews (Vol. 4, No. 2 and earlier) are no longer valid. Please refer to your browser's address field for the URL of this page and the new URLs for each individual contribution and PDF for the most up-to-date citations.


 

Reid, 'The Sea is My Country,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 7, No. 2 (2017)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 7, No. 2 (2017)

Author: Joshua L. Reid

Title: The Sea is My Country: the Maritime World of the Makahs

Commentators: William Bauer, Jr., Bathsheba Demuth, Edward D. Melillo, Helen M. Rozwadowski

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Finney, 'Black Faces, White Spaces' & Zimring, 'Clean and White,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 7, No. 1 (2017)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 7, No. 1 (2017)

Author: Carolyn Finney

Title: Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors

Author: Carl A. Zimring

Title: Clean and White: A History of Environmental Racism in the United States

Commentators: Mary E. Mendoza, Kathryn Morse, Richard M. Mizelle, Jr., Traci Brynne Voyles

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

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

 

Tyrrell, 'Crisis of the Wasteful Nation,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 4 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 4 (2016)

Author: Ian Tyrrell

Title: Crisis of the Wasteful Nation: Empire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America

Commentators: Joseph E. Taylor III, Sarah Phillips, Scott Moranda, Harriet Ritvo

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

McNeur, 'Taming Manhattan,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 3 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 3 (2016)

Author: Catherine McNeur

Title: Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City

Commentators: Clifton Hood, Melanie Kiechle, Matthew Gandy, Carl Zimring

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

Cushman, 'Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 2 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 2 (2016)

Author: Gregory T. Cushman

Title: Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History

Commentators: Hugh Gorman, John Soluri, Ryan Tucker Jones, Christian Brannstrom

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

Colpitts, 'Pemmican Empire,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2016)

Author: George Colpitts

Title:  Pemmican Empire: Food, Trade, and the Last Bison Hunts in the North American Plains, 1780–1882

Commentators: Claire Campbell, Andrew Isenberg, Ruth Sandwell, Thomas Finger

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

Carse, 'Beyond the Big Ditch,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 10 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 10 (2015)

Author: Ashley Carse

Title: Beyond the Big Ditch: Politics, Ecology, and Infrastructure at the Panama Canal

Commentators: Anne N. Greene, Marixa Lasso, Chandra Mukerji, Daniel Macfarlane

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Jones, 'Routes of Power,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 9 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 9 (2015)

Author: Christopher F. Jones

Title: Routes of Power: Energy and Modern America

Commentators: Sarah Mittlefehldt, Gwen Ottinger, Stephanie LeMenager, Sara B. Pritchard

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

 

Davis, 'Banned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 8 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 8 (2015)

Author: Frederick Rowe Davis

TitleBanned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology

Commentators: David Hecht, Rachel Rothschild, Max Liboiron, Jody Roberts

Editor: Michael Egan

Drake, 'Loving Nature, Fearing the State,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 7 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 7 (2015)

Author: Brian Allen Drake

Title: Loving Nature, Fearing the State: Environmentalism and Antigovernment Politics before Reagan

Commentators: Jeff Crane, Ryan H. Edgington, Thomas Jundt

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

 

Smith-Howard, 'Pure and Modern Milk,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 4 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 4 (2015)

Author: Kendra Smith-Howard

Title: Pure and Modern Milk: An Environmental History Since 1900

Commentators: Helen Anne Curry, E. Melanie DuPuis, Helen Zoe Veit, Daniel R. Block

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Valencius, 'The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 3 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 3 (2015)

Author: Conevery Bolton Valencius

Title: The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Commentators: B. R. Cohen, Anne Hyde, Peter C. Mancall, Matthew Mulcahy

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Finley, 'All the Fish in the Sea,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 2 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 2 (2015)

Author: Carmel Finley

TitleAll the Fish in the Sea: Maximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management

CommentatorsSayuri Guthrie-­Shimizu, Arthur F. McEvoy, Bo Poulsen, Michael J. Chiarappa

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

 

Wakild, 'Revolutionary Parks,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 1 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 1 (2015)

Author: Emily Wakild

Title: Revolutionary Parks: Conservation, Social Justice, and Mexico's National Parks, 1910-1940

Commentators: Sterling Evans, Adrian Howkins, Curt Meine, Cynthia Radding

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

 

Garone, 'The Fall and Rise of the Wetlands of California's Great Central Valley,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 10 (2014)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 10 (2014)

Author: Philip Garone

TitleThe Fall and Rise of the Wetlands of California's Great Central Valley

Commentators: Matthew Morse Booker, Patrick Carroll, Royal C. Gardner, Emily O'Gorman

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Brown, 'Plutopia,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 9 (2014)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 9 (2014)

Author: Kate Brown

Title: Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters

Commentators: Paul Josephson, Kristen Iversen, Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Sellers, Crabgrass Crucible, Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 8 (2014)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 8 (2014)

Author: Christopher C. Sellers

Title: Crabgrass Crucible: Suburban Nature and the Rise of Environmentalism in Twentieth-Century America

Commentators: Andrew G. Kirk, Kara Schlichting, Michael Rawson

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Brady, 'War Upon the Land,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 7 (2014)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 7 (2014)

Author: Lisa Brady

Title: War Upon the Land: Military Strategy and the Transformation of Southern Landscapes during the American Civil War

Commentators: Matthew Dennis, Ann Norton Greene, Megan Kate Nelson

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

 

Paul Sabin, 'The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth's Future,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 6 (2014)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 6 (2014)

Author: Paul Sabin

Title: The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth's Future

Commentators: Sarah Phillips, Patrick N. Allitt, Peter Shulman, Keith Woodhouse

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

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

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

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

Etienne Benson, 'Wired Wilderness: Technologies of Tracking and the Making of Modern Wildlife,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 3, No. 1 (2013)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 3, No. 1 (2013)

Author: Etienne Benson

Title: Wired Wilderness: Technologies of Tracking and the Making of Modern Wildlife

Commentators: Sara Dant, Michael Lewis, Robert M. Wilson

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Thomas R. Dunlap, 'In the Field, Among the Feathered: A History of Birders and their Guides,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 2, No. 7 (2012)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 2, No. 7 (2012)

Author: Thomas R. Dunlap

Title: In the Field, Among the Feathered: A History of Birders and their Guides

Commentators: Kristin Johnson, Paul J. Baicich, Akihisa Setoguchi, Jeremy Vetter

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Stefania Barca, 'Enclosing Water: Nature and Political Economy in a Mediterranean Valley, 1796-1916,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 2, No. 6 (2012)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 2, No. 6 (2012)

Author: Stefania Barca

Title: Enclosing Water: Nature and Political Economy in a Mediterranean Valley, 1796-1916

Commentators: Stéphane Castonguay, Charles François Mathis, Marcus Hall

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

David Biggs, 'Quagmire: Nation-Building and Nature in the Mekong Delta,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 2, No. 5 (2012)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 2, No. 5 (2012)

Author: David Biggs

Title: Quagmire: Nation-Building and Nature in the Mekong Delta

Commentators: Greg Bankoff, David Zierler, Holly High, John Kleinen

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Laura Dassow Walls, 'The Passage to Cosmos: Alexander von Humboldt and the Shaping of America,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 2 No. 4 (2012)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 2 No. 4 (2012)

Author: Laura Dassow Walls

Title: The Passage to Cosmos: Alexander von Humboldt and the Shaping of America

Commentators: Felipe Fernández-Armesto, Michael F. Robinson, Michael S. Reidy and Daniel Zizzamia, Innes M. Keighren

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Edmund Russell, 'Evolutionary History: Uniting History and Biology to Understand Life on Earth,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 2, No. 3 (2012)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 2, No. 3 (2012)

Author: Edmund Russell

Title: Evolutionary History: Uniting History and Biology to Understand Life on Earth

Commentators: Joseph E. Taylor III, Anita Guerrini, Mark V. Barrow, Jr., Julianne Lutz Warren 

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Nancy Langston, 'Toxic Bodies: Hormone Disruptors and the Legacy of DES,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2012)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2012)

Author: Nancy Langston

Title: Toxic Bodies: Hormone Disruptors and the Legacy of DES

Commentators: Mark Hamilton Lytle, Frederick Rowe Davis, Thomas R. Dunlap, Stephen Bocking

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

David Zierler, 'The Invention of Ecocide: Agent Orange, Vietnam, and the Scientists Who Changed the Way We Think About the Environment,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 2, No. 1 (2012)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 2, No. 1 (2012)

Author: David Zierler

Title: The Invention of Ecocide: Agent Orange, Vietnam, and the Scientists Who Changed the Way We Think About the Environment

Commentators: Brian Balogh, Amy M. Hay, Michael Egan, J. Brooks Flippen

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Mark Carey, 'In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers: Climate Change and Andean Society,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 1, No. 4 (2011)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 1, No.4 (2011)

Author: Mark Carey

Title: In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers: Climate Change and Andean Society

Commentators: Julie Cruikshank, Shawn Van Ausdal, Eve Buckley, Gregory Knapp

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

James Rodger Fleming, 'Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 1, No. 3 (2011)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 1, No. 2

Author: James Rodger Fleming

Title: Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control

Commentators: Ted Steinberg, R. S. Deese, Matthew Farish, Paul N. Edwards

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway, 'Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming,' Roundtable Review Vol. 1, No. 2 (2011)

Roundtable Review Vol. 1, No. 2 (2011)

Author: Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway

Title: Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming

Commentators: Spencer R. Weart, Mark Carey, Neil M. Maher, Ronald E. Doel

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

J. R. McNeill, 'Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 1, No. 1 (2011)

Roundtable Review Vol. 1, No. 1 (2011)

Author: J. R. McNeill

Title: Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914

Commentators: Lisa M. Brady, Stuart McCook, Richard P. Tucker, Paul Sutter

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin