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Author: 
Christian Wright
Reviewer: 
Brian Leech

Leech on Wright, 'Carbon County USA: Miners for Democracy in Utah and the West'

Christian Wright. Carbon County USA: Miners for Democracy in Utah and the West. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2020. Illustrations, maps, graphs. xlvi + 423 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60781-731-4

Reviewed by Brian Leech (Augustana College) Published on H-Environment (April, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Georg Wilhelm Engel Steller
Reviewer: 
Ryan Jones

Jones on Steller, 'Eastbound through Siberia: Observations from the Great Northern Expedition'

Georg Wilhelm Engel Steller. Eastbound through Siberia: Observations from the Great Northern Expedition. Trans. and ed. Margritt A. Engel and Karen E. Willmore. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2020. xxv + 220 pp. $32.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-04778-6

Author: 
Ida Milne
Reviewer: 
Emma Dewhirst

Dewhirst on Milne, 'Stacking the Coffins: Influenza, War and Revolutions in Ireland, 1918-19'

Ida Milne. Stacking the Coffins: Influenza, War and Revolutions in Ireland, 1918-19. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018. 280 pp. $36.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5261-2269-8.

Reviewed by Emma Dewhirst (Queen's University Belfast) Published on H-Environment (March, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Richard Ravalli
Reviewer: 
Les Beldo

Beldo on Ravalli, 'Sea Otters: A History'

Richard Ravalli. Sea Otters: A History. Studies in Pacific Worlds Series. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018. Illustrations. xxiv + 189 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-8440-1

Reviewed by Les Beldo (University of Chicago) Published on H-Environment (March, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Kimberly K. Smith
Reviewer: 
Sierra Standish

Standish on Smith, 'The Conservation Constitution: The Conservation Movement and Constitutional Change, 1870-1930'

Kimberly K. Smith. The Conservation Constitution: The Conservation Movement and Constitutional Change, 1870-1930. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2019. 320 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2844-5

Reviewed by Sierra Standish (University of Colorado Boulder) Published on H-Environment (March, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Recent Roundtable Reviews

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