New Books: March 2018

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 BooksDepartment 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to current public health policies which have prompted the closing of most offices, we are unable to access incoming books at this time. We are working on a solution during this transition and will continue our new books processing as soon as we can. In the meantime, please feel free to peruse previous books from our archived lists.

March 2018

Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States by James C. Scott (Yale University Press 2017)

America Classifies the Immigrants: From Ellis Island to the 2020 Census by Joel Perlmann (Harvard University Press 2018)

The American Environment Revisited: Environmental Historical Geographies of the United States by Geoffrey L. Buckley and Yolonda Youngs (eds.) (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2018)

Appalachia in Regional Context: Place Matters by Dwight B. Billingsand Ann E. Kingsolver (eds.) (The University Press of Kentucky 2018)

Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair, and Sustainable by Jeffrey D. Sachs (Columbia University Press 2017)

Carving Out The Commons: Tenant Organizing and Housing Cooperatives in Washington, D.C. by Amanda Huron (University of Minnesota Press 2018)

Climate Change in Human History: Prehistory to the Present by Benjamin Lieberman and Elizabeth Gordon (Bloomsbury Publishing Plc 2018)

Coming Home to Indigenous Place Names in Canada by Margaret Wickens Pearce (Canadian-American Center 2018)

Designs for the Pluriverse: Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds by Arturo Escobar (Duke University Press 2017)

Globalized Authoritarianism: Megaprojects, Slums, and Class Relations in Urban Morocco by Koenraad Bogaert (University of Minnesota Press 2018)

Green Wars: Conservation and Decolonization in the Maya Forest by Megan Ybarra (University of California Press 2018)

Key to the New World: A History of Early Colonial Cuba by Luis Martínez-Fernández(University of Florida Press 2018)

Kropotkin and the Anarchist Intellectual Tradition by Jim Mac Laughlin (Pluto Press 2016,

Landscapes of Freedom: Building a Postemancipation Society in the Rainforests of Western Colombia by Claudia Leal (The University of Arizona Press 2018)

Limits to Decolonization: Indigeneity, Territory, and Hydrocarbon Politics in the Bolivian Chaco by Penelope Anthias (Cornell University Press 2018)

Making New Nepal: From Student Activism to Mainstream Politics by Amanda Thérèse Snellinger (University of Washington Press 2018)

Managing Northern Europe’s Forests: Histories from the Age of Improvement to the Age of Ecology by K. Jan Oosthoek and Richard Hölzl (eds.) (Berghahn Books 2018)

A Natural History of the Mojave Desert by Lawrence R. Walker and Frederick H. Landau (The University of Arizona Press 2018)

Rare Earth Frontiers: From Terrestrial Subsoils to Lunar Landscapes by Julie Michelle Klinger (Cornell University Press 2018)

Revolting New York: How 400 Years of Riot, Rebellion, Uprising, and Revolution Shaped a City by Neil Smith, Don Mitchell, Erin Siodmak, JenJoy Roybal, Marnie Brady, and Brendan O’Malley (eds.) (University of Georgia Press 2018)

Sinking Chicago: Climate Change and the Remaking of a Flood-Prone Environment by Harold L. Platt (Temple University Press 2018)

Storied Ground: Landscape and the Shaping of English National Identity by Paul Readman (Cambridge University Press 2018)

Thin on the Ground: Soil Science in the Tropics, Second Edition  by Anthony Young (Land Resource Books 2017)

Thinking Big Data in Geography: New Regimes, New Research by Jim Thatcher, Josef Eckert, and Andrew Shears (eds.) (University of Nebraska Press 2018)