William M. Cavert, The Smoke of London. Energy and Environment in the Early Modern City (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016)
The Book Reviews section provides critical readings of the academic literature in energy history (books, articles, conferences and symposiums, thesis defenses, etc.). It is deliberately entrusted to a team of researchers early in their careers, thereby enabling them to actively follow the most recent publications. It is currently led by Guillaume Yon, a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, and Sarah Claire, a doctoral student at EHESS in Paris.
The works reviewed most often echo the topic of the Special issue, although the section is broadly open to important productions regardless of subject. To suggest a review, we invite you to write us directly (D.Zapico(at)leeds.ac.uk).
Ruth W. Sandwell (ed.), Powering Up Canada: A History of Power, Fuel, and Energy from 1600 (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016).
L'Europe en transitions, Énergie, mobilité, communication, XIXe – XXe siècles (Yves Bouvier & Léonard Laborie (eds.), 2016)
Yves Bouvier & Léonard Laborie (eds.), L'Europe en transitions, Énergie, mobilité, communication, XIXe – XXe siècles (Paris : Nouveau monde éditions, 2016)
Anand Toprani’s, Oil and the Great Powers: Britain and Germany, 1914 to 1945 (Oxford University Press, 2019)
The Path to Sustained Growth: England’s Transition from an Organic Economy to an Industrial Revolution (Edward Anthony Wrigley, 2016)
Edward Anthony Wrigley, The Path to Sustained Growth: England’s Transition from an Organic Economy to an Industrial Revolution (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2016).
Antoine Missemer, Les économistes et la fin des énergies fossiles (1865-1931) [Economists and the End of Fossil Fuels] (Paris : Garnier, 2017)
Roberto Cantoni, Oil exploration, Diplomacy, and Security in the Early Cold War: The Enemy Underground (New York: Routledge, 2017)
Katayoun Shafiee, Machineries of Oil: An Infrastructural History of BP in Iran (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2018).
Storia ambientale dell'energia nucleare. Gli anni della contestazione [Environmental History of Nuclear Energy. The era of contestation] (Andrea Candela, 2017)
Andrea Candela, Storia ambientale dell'energia nucleare. Gli anni della contestazione [Environmental History of Nuclear Energy. The era of contestation] (Milano/Udine: Mimesis Edizioni, 2017)
Christophe Bonneuil and Jean-Baptiste Fressoz, The Shock of the Anthropocene (London, New York: Verso, 2017) Translator, David Fernbach