The Otter: Call for Book Reviewers

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The Otter~La Loutre is pleased to announce that it is accepting book reviews for the monthly column on Canadian environmental history. The Otter~La Loutre functions under the Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE). NiCHE is a confederation of researchers and educators who work at the intersection of nature and history, seeking to provide that context. NiCHE helps make that work accessible to fellow researchers, policy makers and the Canadian public.

We invite book reviewers at any stage in their academic and professional careers (public historians, graduate students, Associate Professors, etc). Book reviews must be 750-1,200 words in length. In addition to having the opportunity to be published in a reputable and recognized academic blog, all reviewers will receive a complementary copy of the selected book prior to writing the review. All deadlines will be established after a reviewer is paired with his or her chosen book.

For a list of past reviews published on The Otter~La Loutre visit:

Here is a list of possible books to be reviewed:

Dolly Jorgensen and Sverker Sorlin’s Northscapes: History, Technology, and the making of Northern Environments. UBC Press, 2013.

Caroline Desbiens’ Power from the North: Territory, Identity, and the Culture of Hydroelectricity in Quebec. UBC Press, 2013.

Merle Massie’s Forest Prairie Edge: Place History in Saskatchewan. University of Manitoba Press, 2014.

Bruce Erickson’s Canoe Nation: Nature, Race, and the Making of a Canadian Icon. UBC Press, 2013.

Darcy Ingram’s Wildlife, Conservation and Conflict in Quebec, 1840-1914. UBC Press, 2013.

If you are interested in reviewing recent publications in Canadian environmental history please contact Denny Brett at:

Denny Brett is a Masters student in History and Classics at the University of Alberta. Denny is involved in researching and analyzing all things oil sand and energy policy. Follow Denny on Twitter: @denny_des_brett

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