Jeffry M. Diefendorf, professor of history at the University of New Hampshire, is author of In the Wake of War: The Reconstruction of German Cities after World War II and coeditor of Rebuilding Urban Japan.
"A fascinating and timely volume that manages to capture many of
the new and emerging developments within environmental history.
"--The Public Historian""
"Anyone looking for an introduction to the growing field of environmental history will find this book an excellent choice. The essays are consistently good, and they demonstrate that the new history is changing dramatically the way we think about the past as well as helping us make better policies of the future."
--Donald Worster, Hall Distinguished Professor of American History, University of Kansas
"From imperialism to industrialization, old historical topics seem new in these wonderful essays. This collection exemplifies the growing richness and power of environmental history."
--Adam Rome, Pennsylvania State University