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Irish Environmental History Network - Reviews

IEHN Online - Reviews

Welcome to the Reviews page of the Irish Environmental History Network. On this page we will feature reviews of books and films of interest to Irish and global environmental history.

Published Reviews

Troubled Waters: A Social and Cultural History of Ireland’s Sea Fisheries by Jim Mac Laughlin. Published in 2010 by Four Courts Press. Review by Jessica L. Jones, published online 24/05/11. Click here to read.

Out of the Earth: Ecocritical Readings of Irish Texts edited by Christine Cusick. Published in 2010 by Cork University Press. Review by Alison Lacivita, published online 13/05/11. Click here to read.

The Irish Annals: Their Genesis, Evolution and History by Daniel P. McCarthy. Published in 2008 by Four Courts Press, reprinted 2010. Review by Frank Ludlow, published online 03/03/11. Click here to read.

Landholding, Society and Settlement in Nineteenth Century Ireland: A Historical Geographer’s Perspective by T. Jones Hughes, with introduction by W. J. Smyth. Published in 2010 by Geography Publications. Review by Dr. Charles Travis, published online 17/02/11. Click here to read.

Forthcoming Reviews

The Environment in World History by Stephen Mosley. Routledge.

On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears by Stephen T. Asma. Oxford University Press.

Nature and Power: A Global History of the Environment by Joachim Radkau. German Historical Institute and Cambridge University Press.

Peatbogs, Plague & Potatoes: How Climate Change and Geology shaped Scotland's History by Emma Wood. Luath Press.

Plows, Plagues & Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate by William F. Ruddiman. Princeton University Press.

The Human Footprint: A Global Environmental History by Anthony N. Penna. Wiley-Blackwell.

Deluge: Weather disasters in Ireland, 2009-2010 by Kieran Hickey. Four Courts Press.

Literary Landscapes of Ireland: Geographies of Irish Stories, 1929-1946 by Charles Travis. Mellen Press.

Leviathan or, The Whale by Philip Hoare. Fourth Estate.

From the Brink of the Apocalypse: Confronting Famine, War, Plague and Death in the Later Middle Ages by John Aberth. Routledge.

A Concise Guide to Weather by Julie Lloyd. Parragon Books Ltd.

Leonardo da Vinci: Notebooks selected by Irma A. Richter and edited by Thereza Wells. Oxford University Press.

British Oaks: A Concise Guide by Michael Tyler. The Crowood Press.

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing edited by Richard Dawkins. Oxford University Press.

Cosmic Imagery: Key Images in the History of Science by John D. Barrow. The Bodley Head.

Life in the Middle Ages: Scenes from the Town and Countryside of Medieval England by Martyn Whittock. Constable & Robinson Ltd.

If you are interested in having your work reviewed here, or reviewing for the IEHN, please contact Frank Ludlow at

Last updated 13 September 2017 History (Email).