Suggested Books for the Analytical Book Review
Hoff, Derek S. The State and the Stork: The Population Debate and Policy Making in US History. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Weart, Spencer R. The Discovery of Global Warming. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2003.
Steinberg, Ted. Acts of God: The Unnatural History of Natural Disaster in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Dams, Rivers, and Water
Harvey, Mark W.T. A Symbol of Wilderness: Echo Park and the American Conservation Movement. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1994.
Opie, John. Ogallala: Water for a Dry Land. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1993.
Pearson, Byron E. Still the Wild River Runs: Congress, the Sierra Club, and the Fight to Save Grand Canyon. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2002.
Reisner, Marc. Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water. New York: Viking Penguin, Inc., 1986.
Sturgeon, Stephen C. The Politics of Western Water: The Congressional Career of Wayne Aspinall. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2002.
Summitt, April R. Contested Waters: An Environmental History of the Colorado River. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2013.
Czech, Brian, and Paul R. Krausman. The Endangered Species Act: History, Conservation Biology and Public Policy. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.
Petersen, Shannon. Acting for Endangered Species: The Statutory Ark. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2002.
Brown, Dona. Back to the Land: The Enduring Dream of Self-Sufficiency in Modern America. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2011.
O'Sullivan, Robin. American Organic: A Cultural History of Farming, Gardening, Eating, and Shopping. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2015.
Buzbee, William W. Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2014.
Falck, Zachary J. S. Weeds: An Environmental History of Metropolitan America. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010.
Gutfreund, Owen D. Twentieth-Century Sprawl: Highways and the Reshaping of the American Landscape. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
Hurley, Andrew. Environmental Inequalities: Class, Race, and Industrial Pollution in Gary, Indiana, 1945-1980. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995.
Longhurst, James Lewis. Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2015.
Sanders, Jeffrey C. Seattle and the Roots of Urban Sustainability: Inventing Ecotopia. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010.
Wells, Christopher W. Car Country: An Environmental History. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2012.
Burns, Shirley Stewart. Bringing Down the Mountains: The Impact of Mountaintop Removal Surface Coal Mining on Southern West Virginia Communities, 1970-2004. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2007.
Hollander, Gail M. Raising Cane in the 'Glades: The Global Sugar Trade and the Transformation of Florida. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Montrie, Chad. To Save the Land and People: A History of Opposition to Surface Coal Mining in Appalachia. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003.
Poole, Leslie Kemp. Saving Florida: Women's Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2015.
Coates, Peter A. The Trans-Alaska Pipeline Controversy: Technology, Conservation, and the Frontier. Cranbury: Lehigh University Press, 1991.
LeCain, Timothy J. Mass Destruction: The Men and Giant Mines That Wired America and Scarred the Planet. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2009.
Robbins, William G. Landscapes of Conflict: The Oregon Story, 1940-2000. Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books Series. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2004.
Skillen, James. The Nation's Largest Landlord: The Bureau of Land Management in the American West. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2009.
Tsu, Cecilia M. Garden of the World: Asian Immigrants and the Making of Agriculture in California's Santa Clara Valley. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Christofferson, Bill. The Man from Clear Lake: Earth Day Founder Gaylord Nelson. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2004.
Davis, Frederick Rowe. The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles: Archie Carr and the Origins of Conservation Biology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Egan, Michael. Barry Commoner and the Science of Survival: The Remaking of American Environmentalism. Cambridge: MIT, 2007.
Flippen, J. Brooks. Conservative Conservationist: Russell E. Train and the Emergence of American Environmentalism. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006.
Harvey, Mark. Wilderness Forever: Howard Zahniser and the Path to the Wilderness Act. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005.
Lear, Linda J. Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature. New York: Henry Holt, 1997.
Schulte, Steven C. Wayne Aspinall and the Shaping of the American West. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2002.
Smith, Thomas G. Green Republican: John Saylor and the Preservation of America's Wilderness. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006.
Sowards, Adam M. The Environmental Justice: William O. Douglas and American Conservation. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2009.
Ideas and Art about Nature
Coates, Peter. American Perceptions of Immigrant and Invasive Species: Strangers on the Land. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007.
Fowler, Robert Booth. The Greening of Protestant Thought. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995.
Stoll, Mark R. Inherit the Holy Mountain: Religion and the Rise of American Environmentalism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.
Dunaway, Finis. Natural Visions: The Power of Images in American Environmental Reform. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.
Nisbet, James. Ecologies, Environments and Energy Systems in Art of the 1960s and 1970s. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT, 2014.
Brooks, Karl Boyd. Before Earth Day: The Origins of American Environmental Law, 1945-1970. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2009.
Drake, Brian Allen. Loving Nature, Fearing the State: Environmentalism and Antigovernment Politics Before Reagan. Seattle: University of Washington press, 2013.
Dunaway, Finis. Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Flippen, J. Brooks. Nixon and the Environment. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2000.
Kirk, Andrew G. Counterculture Green: The Whole Earth Catalog and American Environmentalism. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2007.
Lifset, Robert. Power on the Hudson Storm: King Mountain and the Emergence of Modern American Environmentalism. Pittsburg, Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014.
Lindstrom, Matthew J., Zachary A. Smith, and Lynton K. Caldwell. The National Environmental Policy Act: Judicial Misconstruction, Legislative Indifference, & Executive Neglect. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2002.
Murchison, Kenneth M. The Snail Darter Case: TVA versus the Endangered Species Act. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2007.
Oreskes, Naomi, and Erik M. Conway. Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2010.
Paris, Leslie. Children's Nature: The Rise of the American Summer Camp. New York: New York University Press, 2008.
Pulido, Laura. Environmentalism and Economic Justice: Two Chicano struggles in the Southwest. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1996.
Rome, Adam. The Bulldozer in the Countryside: Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Rome, Adam. The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-in Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation. New York: Hill and Wang, 2013.
Sabin, Paul. The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble Over Earth's Future. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013.
Sellers, Christopher C. Crabgrass Crucible: Suburban Nature and the Rise of Environmentalism in Twentieth-Century America. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2012.
Zelko, Frank S. Make It a Green Peace!: The Rise of Countercultural Environmentalism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Gioielli, Robert R. Environmental Activism and the Urban Crisis: Baltimore, St. Louis, Chicago. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2014.
Harrison, Jill Lindsey. Pesticide Drift and the Pursuit of Environmental Justice. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011.
Kahrl, Andrew W. The Land Was Ours: African American Beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012.
McGurty, Eileen Maura. Transforming Environmentalism: Warren County, PCBs, and the Origins of Environmental Justice. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2007.
Spears, Ellen Griffith. Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2014.
Energy, Nuclear Issues, and Military
Ackland, Len. Making a Real Killing: Rocky Flats and the Nuclear West. Albuquerque, N.M.: University of New Mexico Press, 1999.
Brown, Kate. Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Jones, Christopher F. Routes of Power: Energy and Modern America. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014.
Kaufman, Scott. Project Plowshare: The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2013.
Theriot, Jason P. American Energy, Imperiled Coast: Oil and Gas Development in Louisiana's Wetlands. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2014.
Walker, J. Samuel. Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004.
Walker, J. Samuel. The Road to Yucca Mountain: The Development of Radioactive Waste Policy in the United States. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009.
Wills, John. Conservation Fallout: Nuclear Protest at Diablo Canyon. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2006.
Pesticides and Toxic Waste
Blum, Elizabeth D. Love Canal Revisited: Race, Class, and Gender in Environmental Activism. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2008.
Davis, Frederick Rowe. Banned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014.
Hamblin, Jacob Darwin. Poison in the Well: Radioactive Waste in the Oceans at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2008.
Kinkela, David. DDT and the American Century: Global Health, Environmental Politics, and the Pesticide That Changed the World. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011.
Langston, Nancy. Toxic Bodies: Hormone Disruptors and the Legacy of DES. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010.
Mart, Michelle. Pesticides, a Love Story: America's Enduring Embrace of Dangerous Chemicals. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2015.
McGucken, William. Lake Erie Rehabilitated: Controlling Cultural Eutrophication, 1960s-1990s. Akron: University of Akron Press, 2000.
Milazzo, Paul Charles. Unlikely Environmentalists: Congress and Clean Water, 1955-1972. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2006.
Nash, Linda Lorraine. Inescapable Ecologies: A History of Environment, Disease, and Knowledge. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.
Troesken, Werner. The Great Lead Water Pipe Disaster. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2006.
Parks and Recreation
Childers, Michael W. Colorado Powder Keg: Ski Resorts and the Environmental Movement. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2012.
Cozine, James. Saving the Big Thicket: From Exploration to Preservation, 1685-2003. Denton: Big Thicket Association/University of North Texas Press, 2004.
Frank, Jerry J. Making Rocky Mountain National Park: The Environmental History of an American Treasure. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2013.
Boyd, William. The Slain Wood: Papermaking and Its Environmental Consequences in the American South. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015.
Hays, Samuel P. Wars in the Woods: The Rise of Ecological Forestry in America. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007.
Hudson, Mark. Fire Management in the American West: Forest Politics and the Rise of Megafires. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2011.
Widick, Richard. Trouble in the Forest: California's Redwood Timber Wars. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009.