Vol. 4, No. 1 (April 2017)

Roundup from around the Commons
for the week of May 12 - 18, 2017

New Funding and Job Opportunities

Position, Open-Rank Professor of Pre-Modern Chinese History (Tang Through Qing), Princeton University

For full details, see: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=53309

The Departments of East Asian Studies and History at Princeton University invite applications for an open-rank (senior or junior) position in Pre-Modern Chinese History (Tang through Qing). The review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016.

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Recent Items For Scholars

Re: Russian fuel oils in the 17th and 18th centuries

Thanks everyone for these helpful replies. Clearly, various kinds of vegetable and animal oils were readily available. It seems to me that although these had a variety of uses in the 17th and 18th centuries, burning them in lamps, for the purpose of providing either light or heat for a small vessel, was not common. I'll double check the Domostroi and Smilianskaia to see if they have anything to add. Thanks again!

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Author: 
Matthew D. Evenden
Reviewer: 
Jeff Crane

Crane on Evenden, 'Fish versus Power: An Environmental History of the Fraser River'


Matthew D. Evenden. Fish versus Power: An Environmental History of the Fraser River. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. xvii + 309 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-83099-7.

Reviewed by Jeff Crane (Culver-Stockton College)
Published on H-Environment (June, 2005)

Saving the Fraser River: A Shifting Dynamic between Culture and Nature

Author: 
William G. Robbins
Reviewer: 
Coll Thrush

Thrush on Robbins, 'Landscapes of Conflict: The Oregon Story, 1940-2000'


William G. Robbins. Landscapes of Conflict: The Oregon Story, 1940-2000. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2004. xxiii + 414 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-98442-1.

Reviewed by Coll Thrush (Department of History, University of British Columbia)
Published on H-Environment (June, 2005)

From Promise to Conflict: Bill Robbins's Oregon

Author: 
Paul R. Josephson
Reviewer: 
Matthew Eisler

Eisler on Josephson, 'Industrialized Nature: Brute Force Technology and the Transformation of the Natural World'


Paul R. Josephson. Industrialized Nature: Brute Force Technology and the Transformation of the Natural World. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2002. 313 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55963-777-0.

Reviewed by Matthew Eisler (Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta)
Published on H-Environment (June, 2005)

Author: 
Denis Wood
Reviewer: 
This Rutishauser

Rutishauser on Wood, 'Five Billion Years of Global Change: A History of the Land'


Denis Wood. Five Billion Years of Global Change: A History of the Land. New York: Guilford Press, 2004. 336 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-57230-958-6.

Reviewed by This Rutishauser (Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Switzerland)
Published on H-Environment (June, 2005)

Preaching Global Change

Author: 
J. Samuel Walker
Reviewer: 
Mara Drogan

Drogan on Walker, 'Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective'


J. Samuel Walker. Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004. xi + 315 pp. $26.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-23940-1.

Reviewed by Mara Drogan (Department of History, University at Albany, SUNY)
Published on H-Environment (June, 2005)

Five Days at Three Mile Island

Author: 
Richard V. Francaviglia
Reviewer: 
Peter Blodgett

Blodgett on Francaviglia, 'Believing in Place: A Spiritual Geography of the Great Basin'


Richard V. Francaviglia. Believing in Place: A Spiritual Geography of the Great Basin. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2003. xxii + 290 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87417-542-4.

Reviewed by Peter Blodgett (H. Russell Smith Foundation Curator of Western American History, Huntington Library)
Published on H-Environment (June, 2005)

Looking for God in All Kinds of Places

Author: 
Laurie Winn Carlson
Reviewer: 
Julia H. Haggerty

Haggerty on Carlson, 'Cattle: An Informal Social History'


Laurie Winn Carlson. Cattle: An Informal Social History. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee Publisher, 2001. xi + 305 pp. $16.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-56663-455-7.

Reviewed by Julia H. Haggerty (Center of the American West, University of Colorado-Boulder)
Published on H-Environment (June, 2005)

What Went Wrong: Essays on the Degeneration of our Relationship with Domestic Cattle

Author: 
Michael McGerr
Reviewer: 
Brett Flehinger

Flehinger on McGerr, 'A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America 1870-1920'


Michael McGerr. A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America 1870-1920. New York: Free Press, 2003. xvi + 395 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-684-85975-0.

Reviewed by Brett Flehinger (Department of History, California State University San Bernardino)
Published on H-SHGAPE (June, 2005)

The Radical Center

Author: 
Lawrence J. Vale, Thomas J. Campanella, eds.
Reviewer: 
Andrew Herscher

Herscher on Vale and Campanella, 'The Resilient City: How Modern Cities Recover from Disaster'


Lawrence J. Vale, Thomas J. Campanella, eds. The Resilient City: How Modern Cities Recover from Disaster. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. xiv + 376 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-517583-7.

Reviewed by Andrew Herscher (Program in Comparative and World Literature, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Published on H-Urban (June, 2005)

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