Thursday, June 10, 2010

Short Takes

Keith Gilyard discussed JOHN OLIVER KILLENS on GPB's Cover to Cover this past Sunday. The interview, with historian Stan Deaton, should be posted soon with Cover to Cover's podcasts.

From Hawk Migration Notes on Dyana Furmansky's ROSALIE EDGE, HAWK OF MERCY: "I encourage anyone who cares about our incredible planet to read this eye-opening and well-written book." Following Furmansky's talk on Edge at their annual meeting, the Delaware Valley Ornithological Society has renamed their Conservation Award the Rosalie Edge Conservation Award.

Video is now available from the BLACK NATURE panel discussion held at the Berkeley Institute for the Environment this spring. The discussion includes poets C.S. Giscombe, Camille Dungy, Evie Shockley, Robert Hass, Ed Roberson, Al Young, Carl Phillips, Carolyn Finney and Harryette Mullen.

Journal of the History of Biology on THE OYSTER QUESTION: "An exciting contribution to both the history of science and environmental history. In this case study of the Maryland oyster fishery, Keiner does an excellent job of combining these two historical perspectives to shed new light on the depths of a problem that has challenged all of the American oyster states since the early nineteenth century. Through her analysis, Keiner effectively reframes how environmental historians have analyzed histories of common resources and provides a working model for integrating historical and ecological information to bridge the histories of science and environmental history."

Upcoming area events:
Saturday, June 12 @ 2:00 PM
Atlanta History Center
John Burrison will speak on FROM MUD TO JUG and the living tradition of folk pottery in north Georgia.