Reviews

Author: 
Martin Farr, Xavier Guégan, eds.
Reviewer: 
Steve Marti

Marti on Farr and Guégan, 'The British Abroad since the Eighteenth Century, Vol.1: Travellers and Tourists' and Farr and Guégan, 'The British Abroad since the Eighteenth Century, Vol. 2: Experiencing Imperialism'


Martin Farr, Xavier Guégan, eds. The British Abroad since the Eighteenth Century, Vol.1: Travellers and Tourists. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. xv + 267 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-30414-8.Martin Farr, Xavier Guégan, eds. The British Abroad since the Eighteenth Century, Vol. 2: Experiencing Imperialism. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 280 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-30417-9.

Author: 
Barbara Tomlinson
Reviewer: 
Matthew McRae

McRae on Tomlinson, 'Commemorating the Seafarer: Monuments, Memorials and Memory'


Barbara Tomlinson. Commemorating the Seafarer: Monuments, Memorials and Memory. Rochester: Boydell Press, 2015. Illustrations. 256 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84383-970-5.

Reviewed by Matthew McRae (Western University)
Published on H-HistGeog (August, 2016)
Commissioned by Jon G. Malek

The Old Monument and the Sea

Author: 
Robert J. Mayhew
Reviewer: 
Nathan Sayre

Sayre on Mayhew, 'Malthus: The Life and Legacies of an Untimely Prophet'


Robert J. Mayhew. Malthus: The Life and Legacies of an Untimely Prophet. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014. 304 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-72871-4.

Reviewed by Nathan Sayre (Department of Geography, University of California-Berkeley)
Published on H-HistGeog (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Robert M. Wilson

A Less Dismal Malthus

Author: 
Anne Kelly Knowles, Tim Cole, Alberto Giordano, eds.
Reviewer: 
Joshua Hagen

Hagen on Knowles and Cole and Giordano, 'Geographies of the Holocaust'


Anne Kelly Knowles, Tim Cole, Alberto Giordano, eds. Geographies of the Holocaust. The Spatial Humanities Series. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014. Illustrations. 260 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-01211-1.

Reviewed by Joshua Hagen (Marshall University)
Published on H-HistGeog (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Robert J. Mayhew

The Spatial Turn, the Spatial Humanities, and the Holocaust

Author: 
David Lambert
Reviewer: 
Julian Baker

Baker on Lambert, 'Mastering the Niger: James MacQueen's African Geography and the Struggle over Atlantic Slavery'


David Lambert. Mastering the Niger: James MacQueen's African Geography and the Struggle over Atlantic Slavery. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013. 318 pp. $40.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-226-07823-6; $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-07806-9.

Reviewed by Julian Baker (University of Edinburgh)
Published on H-HistGeog (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Robert J. Mayhew

Mastering Trade, People, and Knowledge

Author: 
David Moon
Reviewer: 
Nicholas B. Breyfogle

Breyfogle on Moon, 'The Plough that Broke the Steppes: Agriculture and Environment on Russia's Grasslands, 1700–1914'


David Moon. The Plough that Broke the Steppes: Agriculture and Environment on Russia's Grasslands, 1700–1914. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. xx, 319 S. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-955643-4.

Reviewed by Nicholas B. Breyfogle (Department of History, The Ohio State University)
Published on H-HistGeog (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Eva M. Stolberg

An Environmental History of the Russian Steppes

Author: 
Naomi Oreskes, Erik M. Conway
Reviewer: 
Mike Hulme

Hulme on Oreskes and Conway, 'The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future'


Naomi Oreskes, Erik M. Conway. The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. 105 pp. $9.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-53795-7.

Reviewed by Mike Hulme (King's College London, mike.hulme@kcl.ac.uk)
Published on H-HistGeog (November, 2014)
Commissioned by Robert M. Wilson

The Collapse of Oreskes and Conway

Author: 
Matthew T. Huber
Reviewer: 
Brian Black

Black on Huber, 'Lifeblood: Oil, Freedom, and the Forces of Capital'


Matthew T. Huber. Lifeblood: Oil, Freedom, and the Forces of Capital. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013. xxi + 253 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8166-7784-9; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8166-7785-6.

Reviewed by Brian Black
Published on H-HistGeog (September, 2014)
Commissioned by Robert M. Wilson

Probing the “American Way of Life” with Oil

Author: 
André Holenstein, Hubert Steinke, Martin Stuber, eds., in collaboration with Philippe Rogger
Reviewer: 
Innes M. Keighren

Keighren on Holenstein and Steinke and Stuber and in collaboration with Philippe Rogger, 'Scholars in Action: The Practice of Knowledge and the Figure of the Savant in the 18th Century'


André Holenstein, Hubert Steinke, Martin Stuber, eds., in collaboration with Philippe Rogger. Scholars in Action: The Practice of Knowledge and the Figure of the Savant in the 18th Century. History of Science and Medicine Library/Scientific and Learned Cultures and Their Institutions Series. Leiden: Brill, 2013. 2 volumes. xl + 932 pp. $318.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-24390-3.

Author: 
Sean Roberts
Reviewer: 
Veronica Della Dora

Della Dora on Roberts, 'Printing a Mediterranean World: Florence, Constantinople, and the Renaissance of Geography'


Sean Roberts. Printing a Mediterranean World: Florence, Constantinople, and the Renaissance of Geography. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012. Illustrations. 274 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-06648-9.

Reviewed by Veronica Della Dora
Published on H-HistGeog (August, 2014)
Commissioned by Robert J. Mayhew

Author: 
Libby Robin, Sverker Sörlin, Paul Warde, eds.
Reviewer: 
Fredrik Albritton-Jonsson

Albritton-Jonsson on Robin and Sörlin and Warde, 'The Future of Nature: Documents of Global Change'


Libby Robin, Sverker Sörlin, Paul Warde, eds. The Future of Nature: Documents of Global Change. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013. 584 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-300-18461-7.

Reviewed by Fredrik Albritton-Jonsson (University of Chicago)
Published on H-HistGeog (August, 2014)
Commissioned by Robert J. Mayhew

The Environment: Pasts and Futures

Author: 
Paulus Adelsgruber, Laurie R. Cohen, Börries Kuzmany
Reviewer: 
Liliya Berezhnaya

Berezhnaya on Adelsgruber and Cohen and Kuzmany, 'Getrennt und doch verbunden: Grenzstädte zwischen Österreich und Russland 1772-1918'


Paulus Adelsgruber, Laurie R. Cohen, Börries Kuzmany. Getrennt und doch verbunden: Grenzstädte zwischen Österreich und Russland 1772-1918. Wien: Böhlau, 2011. 316 pp. EUR 35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-205-78625-2.

Reviewed by Liliya Berezhnaya (Exzellenzcluster "Religion und Politik", Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)
Published on H-HistGeog (July, 2014)
Commissioned by Eva M. Stolberg

Author: 
Dawn Day Biehler
Reviewer: 
Julie Urbanik

Urbanik on Biehler, 'Pests in the City: Flies, Bedbugs, Cockroaches, and Rats'


Dawn Day Biehler. Pests in the City: Flies, Bedbugs, Cockroaches, and Rats. Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books Series. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2013. Illustrations. 336 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-99301-0.

Reviewed by Julie Urbanik (Department of Geosciences)
Published on H-HistGeog (June, 2014)
Commissioned by Robert M. Wilson

Putting Pests in Their Place

Author: 
Susan Schulten
Reviewer: 
Matthew C. Hannah

Hannah on Schulten, 'Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America'


Susan Schulten. Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. 272 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-74068-3.

Reviewed by Matthew C. Hannah (Bayreuth University)
Published on H-HistGeog (January, 2014)
Commissioned by Robert M. Wilson

Author: 
Rima D. Apple, Gregory John Downey, Stephen Vaughn, eds.
Reviewer: 
Innes M. Keighren

Keighren on Apple and Downey and Vaughn, 'Science in Print: Essays on the History of Science and the Culture of Print'


Rima D. Apple, Gregory John Downey, Stephen Vaughn, eds. Science in Print: Essays on the History of Science and the Culture of Print. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2012. xiii + 235 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-299-28614-9.

Reviewed by Innes M. Keighren (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Published on H-HistGeog (December, 2013)
Commissioned by Robert J. Mayhew

Turning the Pages of Science

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