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Apollo in the Age of Aquarius

(Harvard University Press, 2017)



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Nature’s New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Environmental Movement

(Oxford University Press, 2008)

Winner of the 2009 Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Book Award, Forest History Society.




Edited Volumes


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Transnational Environments: Rethinking the Political Economy of Nature in a Global Age

(Duke University Press, 2010)

Co-Editor with Dave Kinkela



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New Jersey’s Environments: Past, Present, and Future

(Rutgers University Press, 2006)





Selected Articles

Whole Earth Without Borders: Earth Photographs, Space Data, and the Importance of Visual Culture Within Environmental History,” in A Field on Fire: Essays on the Future of Environmental History Inspired by Donald Worster, Mark Hersey and Theodore Steinberg, eds., University of Alabama Press, forthcoming 2017.

"'Work For Others But None For Us': The Economic and Environmental Inequalities of New Deal Relief," Social History 40, no. 3 (Summer 2015): 312-334.

“Playing Politics at Bear Mountain: Franklin Roosevelt, The Civilian Conservation Corps, and State Park Design During the New Deal Era” in Public Nature: Scenery, History, and Park Design, Ethan Carr, Shaun Eyring, and Richard Guy Wilson, eds., University of Virginia Press, 2013.

“The New Deal and Climate Change?” Solutions: For a Sustainable and Desirable Future, 1, issue 5 (September-October, 2010): 72-75.

“Body Counts: Tracking the Human Body Through Environmental History," in A Companion to American Environmental History, Douglas Sackman, ed., Wiley-Blackwell, 2010: 163-180.

“’A Confluence of Desire and Need’: Trees, Boys Scouts, and the Roots of Franklin Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps,” in FDR and the Environment, David Wolner and Henry Henderson, eds., Palgrave Macmillan, 2005: 49-83.

“Shooting the Moon: How NASA Earth Photographs Changed the World.” Environmental History 9, no. 3 (July 2004): 526-531.

“A New Deal Body Politic: Landscape, Labor, and the Civilian Conservation Corps.”Environmental History 7, no. 3 (Summer 2002): 435-461.

“‘Crazy Quilt Farming on Round Land’: The Great Depression, the Soil Conservation Service, and the Politics of Landscape Change on the Great Plains During the New Deal Era.”

Western Historical Quarterly 31 (Autumn 2000): 319-339.

“‘A Very Pleasant Place to Build a Towne On?’: An Environmental History of Land Preservation in New York’s Hudson Highlands,” The Hudson Valley Regional Review 16, no. 2 (September 1999): 21-40.

“Changes in the Park: A Study of the Ecological and Cultural Transformations Associated with the Creation of Bear Mountain State Park.”

The Hudson Valley Regional Review 11, no. 2 (September 1994): 1-22.









Book Reviews

Apollo in the Age of Aquarius

Harvard University Press


Nature's New Deal

American Historical Review

Journal of American History

Environmental History

Western Historical Review

High Country News



New Jersey's Environments

Environmental History