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New geography books

Every month the AAG compiles a list of newly-published books in geography and related areas. Some are selected for review in the AAG Review of Books.

Publishers are welcome to send new volumes to the Editor-in-Chief (Kent Mathewson, Editor-in-Chief, AAG Review of Books, Department of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803). Authors interested in reviewing books should also contact the Editor-in-Chief (

June 2016 

Amazonia in the Anthropocene: People, Soils, Plants, Forests by Nicholas C. Kawa (University of Texas Press 2016)

Anarchist’s Guide to Historic House Museums by Franklin D. Vagnone (Routledge 2015)

Beetle by Adam Dodd (Reaktion Books 2016)

Black Bodies, Black Rights: The Politics of Quilombolismo in Contemporary Brazil by Elizabeth Farfán-Santos (University of Texas Press 2016)

Cities on a Finite Planet: Towards transformative responses to climate change by Sheridan Bartlett and David Satterthwaite (eds.) (Routledge 2016)

The City of Tomorrow: Sensors, Networks, Hackers, and the Future of Urban Life (The Future Series) by Carlo Ratti and Matthew Claudel (Yale 2016)

Crisis Cities: Disaster and Redevelopment in New York and New Orleans by Kevin Fox Gotham and Miriam Greenberg (Oxford 2014)

A Cultural History of Climate Change by Tom Bristow and Thomas H. Ford (eds.) (Routledge 2016)

Discworld and Philosophy: Reality Is Not What It Seems by Nicholas Michaud (ed.) (Open Court 2016)

Ecuador’s Environmental Revolutions: Ecoimperialists, Ecodependents, and Ecoresisters by Tammy L. Lewis (MIT Press 2016)

Exceptional Mountains: A Cultural History of the Pacific Northwest Volcanoes by O. Alan Weltzien (University of Nebraska Press 2016)

Housing and Belonging in Latin America by Christien Klaufus and Ari Ouweneel (eds.) (Berghahn Books 2015)

Maritime Strategy and Global Order: Markets, Resources, Security by Daniel Moran, James A. Russell (eds.) (Georgetown University Press 2016)

Mexico's Illicit Drug Network: And the State Reaction by Nathan P. Jones (Georgetown University Press 2016)

Microclimate and Local Climate by Roger G. Barry & Peter D. Blanken (Cambridge University Press 2016)

Moth by Matthew Gandy (Reaktion Books 2016)

Old Wheelways: Traces of Bicycle History on the Land by Robert L. McCullough (MIT Press 2015)

Policing Immigrants: Local Law Enforcement in the Front Lines by Doris Marie Provine, Monica W. Varsanyi, Paul G. Lewis, and Scott H. Decker (University of Chicago Press 2016)

Pre-Columbian Sailors Changed World History by Carl L. Johannessen (CreateSpace 2016)

The Radicalization of Pedagogy: Anarchism, Geography, and the Spirit of Revolt by Simon Springer, Marcelo Lopes de Souza and Richard J. White (eds.) (Rowman & Littlefield 2016)

Scorpion (Animal Series) by Louise M. Pryke (Reaktion Books 2016)

The Sharing Economy: The End of Employment and the Rise of Crowd-Based Capitalism by Arun Sundararajan (MIT Press 2016)

The Sociology of Consumption: A Global Approach by Joel Stillerman (Polity 2015)

Spaces of Global Knowledge: Exhibition, Encounter and Exchange in an Age of Empire by Diarmid A. Finnegan and Jonathan Jeffrey Wright (eds.) (Ashgate 2015)

The World and All the Things upon It: Native Hawaiian Geographies of Exploration by David A. Chang (University of Minnesota Press 2016)