Simon Orpana, Gasoline Dreams: Waking Up from Petroculture (New York, NY: Fordham University Press, 2021).
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).
Jacob Darwin Hamblin, The Wretched Atom: America’s Global Gamble with Peaceful Nuclear Technology (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2021).
Arne Kaijser, Markku Lehtonen, Jan-Henrik Meyer, Mar Rubio-Varas (eds), Engaging the Atom: The History of Nuclear Energy and Society in Europe from the 1950s to the Present (Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Press, 2021).
Ewan Sonnic (dir.), L’énergie des marées. Hier, aujourd’hui, demain (Rennes : Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2021).
Diana J. Montaño, Electrifying Mexico: Technology and the Transformation of a Modern City (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2021)
William M. Cavert, The Smoke of London. Energy and Environment in the Early Modern City (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016)
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).