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Volume 8 • Number 2

June 2011

Editor's Message  

Forum on the Environment in World History

Micah Muscolino, Forum Guest Editor
Introduction: Reading and Using the Forum on the Environment in World History
by Micah Muscolino
Drilling for Oil and Constructing Difference in Eastern Bolivia
by Stephen Cote
Modernizing Mountains
by Tait Keller
Middle East Environmental History: Ideas from an Emerging Field
by Sam White
War and the Environment
by Richard P. Tucker


Teaching the Skill of Historical Interpretation
by Sharon Cohen
"Protect Our Borders:" Immigration and Identity in Post-War Hong Kong
by Michael Houf
"Alexander's march, Abu-Lughod's ovals, and other curiosities of world history cartography"
by Michael McInneshin
The Environment as a Historical Actor: Web Resources
by John Maunu

Featured Review

Edmund Burke III and Kenneth Pomeranz (eds), The Environment and World History.
Reviewed by Tom Laichas

Book Reviews

James L.A. Webb Jr., Humanity's Burden: A Global History of Malaria.
by Wilfred Bisson
Robert E. Niebuhr, When East Met West: World History Through Travelers’ Perspectives.
by Patrick Patterson
E. Taylor Atkins, Primitive Selves: Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze, 1910–1945.
by Miri Kim
David R. Montgomery, Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations.
by Eva Swidler
Bernstein, Jeremy.  Plutonium: A History of the World’s Most Dangerous Element.
by Chris Thomas
Giorgio Riello and Parasannan Parthasarathi, eds. The Spinning World: A Global History of Cotton Textiles, 1200–1850.
by Jane Weber
Leon Rosenstein, Antiques: The History of an Idea.
by Kelly Conway
Books available for review


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