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New geography books

Every month the AAG compiles a list of new 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 (

January 2013

  • Landscapes Beyond Land: Routes Aesthetics, Narratives. Árnason, Arnar, Nicolas Ellison, Jo Vergunst and Andrew Whitehouse, eds. New York, NY: Berghahn Books 2012. $65.00 Cloth (ISBN 9780857456717).
  • Migration and Development. Bakewell, Oliver, ed. Cheltenham,  England: Edward Elgar Publishing 2012. $490.00  (ISBN 978-1-84980-970-2).
  • Immigration Dialectic: Imagining Community, Economy, and Nation. Bauder, Harald. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press 2011. $35.00  (ISBN 978-1-442-61076-7).
  • Sugarlandia Revisited: Sugar and Colonialism in Asia and the Americas, 1800–1940. Bosma, Ulbe, Juan A. Giusti-Cordero, and G. Roger Knight, eds. New York, NY: Berghahn Books 2007. $29.95 Paper (ISBN 9781845457846).
  • Animism in Rainforest and Tundra: Personhood, Animals, Plants and Things in Contemporary Amazonia and Siberia. Brightman, Marc, Vanessa Elisa Grotti, and Olga Ulturgasheva, eds. New York, NY: Berghahn Books 2012. $90.00 Cloth (ISBN 9780857454683).
  • Roots of Brazil. Buarque de Holanda, Sergio. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press 2012. $28.00  (ISBN 978-0-268-02613-4).
  • Writing Food History: A Global Perspective. Claflin, Kyri W. and Scholliers, Peter, eds. New York, NY: Berg 2012. $39.95  (ISBN 978-1-84788-808-2).
  • A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola. Cortes, Ricardo. New York, NY: Akashic Books 2012. $17.95  (ISBN 978-1-61775-134-9).
  • The Reindeer Botanist: Alf Erling Porsild, 1901–1977. Dathan, Wendy. Calgary, Canada: University of Calgary Press 2012. $51.95  (ISBN 978-1-55238-586-9).
  • The Locavore's Dilema: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet. Desrochers, Pierra and Shimizu, Hiroko. New York, NY: Public Affairs 2012. $26.99  (ISBN 978-1-28648-940-3).
  • The Population of the UK. Dorling, Daniel and Henning, Benjamin. London, England: Sage 2013. $45.00  (ISBN 978-1-4462-5297-0).
  • Signifying Europe. Fornäs, Johan. Bristol, England: Intellect Books 2013. $40.00 Paper (ISBN 9781841505213).
  • The Humn Shore: Seacoasts in History. Gillis, John R. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press 2012. $27.50  (ISBN 9780-226-92223-2).
  • Civilizing Nature: National Parks in Global Historic Perspective. Gissibl, Bernhard, Sabine Höhler, and Patrick Kupper eds. New York, NY: Berghahn Books 2012. $95.00 Cloth (ISBN 9780857455253).
  • Dictionary of American Regional English: Contrastive Maps, Index to Entry Labels, Questionnaire, and Fieldwork Data. Hall, Joan Houston and von Schneidemesser, Luanne, eds. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press 2013. $85.00  (ISBN 9780-67406-653-3).
  • Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914–1960. Harris, Richard. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press 2012. $45.00  (ISBN 978-0-226-31766-3).
  • Medieval Maps of the Holy Land. Harvey, P.D.A. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press 2013. $75.00  (ISBN 978-0-7123-5824-8).
  • The Scramble for the Amazon and the Lost Paradise of Eclides da Cunha. Hecht, Susanna B. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press 2013. $45.00  (ISBN 978-0-226-32281-0).
  • The Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies. Howard, Peter, Ian Thompson, and Emma Waterton. New York, NY: Routledge 2013. $205.00  (ISBN 978-0-415-68460-6).
  • Ecologies and Politics of Health. King, Brian and Kelley A. Crews, eds. New York, NY: Routledge 2013. $160.00  (ISBN 978-0-415-59066-2).
  • Landscape Archaeology between Art and Science: From a Multi- to an Interdisciplinary Approach. Kluiving, Sjoerd and Erika Guttmann-Bond. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Amsterdam University Press 2013. $69.95  (ISBN 978-90-8964-418-3).
  • The Taste Culture Reader: Experiencing Food and Drink. Korsmeyer, Carolyn. New York, NY: Berg 2005. $35.95  (ISBN  978-1-84520-061-9).
  • The Paraguay Reader: History, Culture, Politics. Lambert, Peter and Andrew Nickson, eds. Durham, NC: Duke University Press 2013. $27.95  (ISBN 978-0-8223-5249-5).
  • Environment and Citizenship in Latin America: Natures, Subjects and Struggles. Latta, Alex, and Hannah Wittman, eds. New York, NY: Berghahn Books 2012. $70.00 Cloth (ISBN 9780857457479).
  • Slipping Away: Banana Politics and Fair Trade in the Eastern Caribbean. Moberg, Mark. New York, NY: Berghahn Books 2008. $32.95 Paper (ISBN 9781845451974).
  • Between Ruin and Restoration: An Environmental History of Israel. Orenstein, Daniel  E., Alon Tal, and Char Miller, eds. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press 2013. $27.95 Paper (ISBN 978-0-8229-6222-9).
  • Eat Drink Delta: A Hungry Traveler's Journey Through the Soul of the South. Puckett, Susan. London, England: Yale University Press 2013. $24.95  (ISBN 978-0-8203-4425-6).
  • Arcadian America: The Death and Life of an Environmental Tradition. Sachs, Aaron. London, England: Yale University Press 2013. $35.00  (ISBN 978-0-300-17640-7).
  • The Disappearing South: Studies in Regional Change and Continuity. Steed, Robert P., Laurence W. Moreland, and Tod A. Baker, eds. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press 2012. $29.95 Paper (ISBN 9780817357450).
  • Africa South of the Sahara: a Geographical Interpretation, 3rd Edition. Stock, Robert. New York, NY: Guilford Press 2012. $75.00  (ISBN 978-1-60623-992-6).