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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).

Anyone interested in reviewing these or other titles should also contact the Editor-in-Chief.

June 2019

Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy by Anthony Harkins and Meredith McCarroll, eds. (West Virginia University Press 2019)

Between Earth and Empire: From the Necrocene to the Beloved Community by John P. Clark (PM Press 2019)

Cartography: The Ideal and Its History by Matthew H. Edney (University of Chicago Press 2019)

Coal by Mark C. Thurber (Polity Books 2019)

In Defense of Farmers: The Future of Agriculture in the Shadow of Corporate Power by Jane W. Gibson and Sara E. Alexander (eds.) (University of Nebraska Press 2019)

Dream City: Creation, Destruction, and Reinvention in Downtown Detroit by Conrad Kickert (The MIT Press 2019)

Ecologists and Environmental Politics: A History of Contemporary Ecology by Stephen Bocking (West Virginia University Press 2019)

Edges of the State by John Protevi (University of Minnesota Press 2019)

Food by Fabio Parasecoli (The MIT Press 2019)

Giants of the Monsoon Forest: Living and Working with Elephants by Jacob Shell (W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. 2019)

Ibn Khaldun: An Intellectual Biography by Robert Irwin (Princeton University Press 2019)

Imagining Seattle: Social Values in Urban Governance by Serin D. Houston (University of Nebraska Press 2019)

Immigration and the Remaking of Black America by Tod G. Hamilton (Russell Sage Foundation 2019)

Indigenous Struggles for Autonomy: The Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua by Luciano Baracco, ed. (Lexington Books 2019)

The Interior Borderlands: Regional Identity in the Midwest and Great Plains by Jon K. Lauck, ed. (The Center for Western Studies (Augustana University 2019)

Intertwined Histories: Plants in Their Social Contexts by Jim Ellis (ed.) (University of Calgary Press 2019)

Marked, Unmarked, Remembered: A Geography of American Memory by Andrew Lichtenstein (West Virginia University Press 2019)

Mega Cities Mega Challenge: Informal Dynamics of Global Change: Insights from Dhaka, Bangladesh and Pearl River Delta, China by Frauke Kraas, Kirsten Hackenbroch, Harald Sterly, Jost Heintzenberg, Peter Herrle, Volker Kreibich, eds. (Borntraeger Science Publishers 2019)

More than Rural: Textures of Thailand’s Agrarian Transformation by Jonathan Rigg (University of Hawai'i Press 2019)

Outward and Upward Mobilities: International Students in Canada, Their Families, and Structuring Institutions by Ann H. Kim and Min-Jung Kwak, eds. (University of Toronto Press 2019)

The Politics of Lists: Bureaucracy and Genocide under the Khmer Rouge by James A. Tyner (West Virginia University Press 2019)

Power-Lined: Electricity, Landscape, and the American Mind by Daniel L. Wuebben (University of Nebraska Press 2019)

Saints, Statues, and Stories: A Folklorist Looks at the Religious Art of Sonora by James S. Griffith (University of Arizona Press 2020)

Science Be Dammed: How Ignoring Inconvenient Science Drained the Colorado River by Eric Kuhn and John Fleck (University of Arizona Press 2019)

The Science of Breaking Bad by Dave Trumbore and Donna J. Nelson (The MIT Press 2019)

Spiral to the Stars: Mvskoke Tools of Futurity by Laura Harjo (University of Arizona Press 2019)

Street Fights in Copenhagen: Bicycle and Car Politics in a Green Mobility City by Jason Henderson and Natalie Marie Gulsrud (Routledge 2019)

The Taco Truck: How Mexican Street Food Is Transforming the American City by Robert Lemon (University of Illinois Press 2019)

Tambora and the Year without a Summer: How a Volcano Plunged the World into Crisis by Wolfgang Behringer (Polity 2019)