Book/Film Review Information
If you are interested in having a book submitted to The Trumpeter for review, please send an email to Wendell Kisner, our Book Review Editor, at email@example.com. Please do not send review copies to the editors unless a reviewer has been arranged for the book.
If you are interested in writing a review on one of the books or films listed below, or if you would like to review something not on the list but which you think might be a good fit with the Trumpeter, please contact Wendell Kisner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book review guidelines:
The following are some general guidelines for book reviews submitted to the Trumpeter.
Avoid the following two extremes
Uncritical endorsement that overlooks problems.
Unfair criticism that either
- fails to address arguments the author presents which may allay the concerns raised, or
- faults the author for not doing something s/he wasn't trying to do in the first place.
Most reviews tend to be between about 500 and 1500 words, with a 3000 word upper limit. Once a book review exceeds 3000 words, it begins to look more like a critical response paper than a book review and should be submitted as an article instead. Try to eliminate tangential discussions not directly related to the content of the book being reviewed. Alternatively, write a critical paper that more carefully develops the reviewer's own arguments, then submit it as a paper for publication rather than as a book review.
Books Requiring Reviewers:
- Anker, Peder. (2020). The Power of the Periphery: How Norway Became an Environmental Pioneer for the World. Cambridge University Press.
- Attfield, Robin. (2021). Environmental Thought: A Short History. Polity.
- Butler, Jenna. (2018). Magnetic North: Sea Voyage to Svalbard. University of Alberta Press.
- Carlin, David & Walker, Nicole. (2019). The After-Normal: Brief, Alphabetical Essays on a Changing Planet. Rose Metal Press.
- Ellis, Jim (ed.). (2018). Water Rites: Reimagining Water in the West. University of Calgary Press.
- Fellows, Andrew. (2019). Gaia, Psyche and Deep Ecology: Navigating Climate Change in the Anthropocene. Routledge.
- France, Robert Lawrence. (2020). Waymarking Italy’s Influence on the American Environmental Imagination While on Pilgrimage to Assisi. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
- Jensen, Derrick; Keith, Lierre; & Wilbert, Max. (2021). Bright Green Lies: How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way and What We Can Do About It. Monkfish Book Publishing.
- Krueger, James G. (2018). The Disfiguration of Nature: Why Caring for the Environment is Inherently Conservative. Wipf and Stock.
- Lee, Daniel E. (2019) Caring for Creation: Hope in Difficult Times. Lanham/London: Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington.
- Lent, Jeremy. (2021). The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe. London: Profile Books Ltd.
- Lombard, David. (2019). Techno-Thoreau Aesthetics, Ecology and the Capitalocene. Quodlibert.
- MacCormack, Patricia. (2020). The Ahuman Manifesto: Activism for the End of the Anthropocene. Bloomsbury Academic.
- Mickey, Sam; Tucker, Mary Evelyn; and Grim, John (eds.). (2020) Living Earth Community: Multiple Ways of Being and Knowing. Open Book Publishers.
- Nail, Thomas. (2021). Theory of the Earth. Stanford University Press.
- Nokkentved, Niels S. (2019) To Think Like a Mountain: Environmental Challenges in the American West. Washington State University Press.
- Peterson, Keith R. (2020) A World Not Made for Us: Topics in Critical Environmental Philosophy. SUNY Press.
- Sandilands, Catriona (Ed.). (2019). Rising Tides: Reflections for Climate Changing Times. Caitlin Press.
- Serrano, Leonor María Martínez, and Gámez-Fernández, Cristina M. (Eds). (2021). Modern Ecopoetry: Reading the Palimpsest of the More-Than-Human World. Brill publishing.
- Stefanovic, Ingrid Leman (Ed.). (2020) The Wonder of Water: Lived Experience, Policy, and Practice. University of Toronto Press.
- Terpstra, John. (2018). Daylighting Chedoke. Wolsak & Wynn.
- Thomas-Pellicer, Ruth. (2018). The Places of God in an Age of Re-Embodiments: What is Culture? Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
- Vakoch, Douglas A. & Sam Mickey (Eds.). (2018) Ecofeminism in Dialogue. Lanham/London: Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington.
- Wood, David. (2018). Deep Time, Dark Times: On Being Geologically Human. Fordham University Press.
- Wray, Britt. (2017). Rise of the Necrofauna: A Provocative Look at the Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction. Vancouver: Greystone Books.
Films Requiring Reviewers:
- Glacial Balance. Directed and produced by Ethan Steinman. glacialbalance.com