BOOKS RECEIVED:  Frank Uekotter and Uwe Lubken, eds., “Managing the Unknown: Essays on Environmental Ignorance” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Buy from University Press Books Information is crucial when it comes to the management of resources. But what if knowledge is incomplete, or biased, or otherwise deficient? How did people define patterns of proper use in the absence of cognitive… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Alan C. Braddock and Laura Turner Igoe, eds., “A Greene Country Towne: Philadelphias Ecology in the Cultural Imagination” (Penn State UP, 2016)
Buy from University Press Books An unconventional history of Philadelphia that operates at the threshold of cultural and environmental studies, A Greene Country Towne expands the meaning of community beyond people to encompass nonhuman beings, things, and forces. By examining… Read More
Carolyn Merchant, “Spare the Birds!: George Bird Grinnell and the First Audubon Society” (Yale UP, 2016)
In 1887, a year after founding the Audubon Society, explorer and conservationist George Bird Grinnell launched Audubon Magazine. The magazine constituted one of the first efforts to preserve bird species decimated by the womens hat trade, hunting, and loss of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Edvard Hviding and Cato Berg, eds., “The Ethnographic Experiment: A.M. Hocart and W.H.R. Rivers in Island Melanesia, 1908” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
In 1908, Arthur Maurice Hocart and William Halse Rivers Rivers conducted fieldwork in the Solomon Islands and elsewhere in Island Melanesia that served as the turning point in the development of modern anthropology. The work of these two anthropological pioneers… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Soraya Boudia and Nathalie Jas, eds., “Powerless Science?: Science and Politics in a Toxic World” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
In spite of decades of research on toxicants, along with the growing role of scientific expertise in public policy and the unprecedented rise in the number of national and international institutions dealing with environmental health issues, problems surrounding contaminants and… Read More
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