BOOKS RECEIVED:   Heather Swan, “Where Honeybees Thrive: Stories from the Field” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Colony Collapse Disorder, ubiquitous pesticide use, industrial agriculture, habitat reductionthese are just a few of the issues causing unprecedented trauma in honeybee populations worldwide. In this artfully illustrated book, Heather Swan embarks on a… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Paul Collinson and Helen Macbeth, eds., “Food in Zones of Conflict: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The availability of food is an especially significant issue in zones of conflict because conflict nearly always impinges on the production and the distribution of food, and causes increased competition for food, land and… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Michael Jackson and Albert Piette, eds., “What Is Existential Anthropology?” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley What is existential anthropology, and how would you define it? What has been gained by using existential perspectives in your fieldwork and writing? Editors Michael Jackson and Albert Piette each invited anthropologists on both… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Tobias Menely and Jesse Oak Taylor, eds., “Anthropocene Reading: Literary History in Geologic Times” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Few terms have garnered more attention recently in the sciences, humanities, and public sphere than the Anthropocene, the proposed epoch in which a human signature appears in the lithostratigraphic record. Anthropocene Reading considers the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Everett Hammer, “Editing the Soul: Science and Fiction in the Genome Age” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Personal genome testing, gene editing for life-threatening diseases, synthetic life: once the stuff of science fiction, twentieth- and twenty-first-century advancements blur the lines between scientific narrative and scientific fact. This examination of bioengineering in… Read More
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