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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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:
- Anderson, Peter. (2015). First Church of the Higher Elevations: Mountains, Prayer and Presence. Conundrum Press.
- Budd, Robert and Vickers, Roy Henry. (2015). Orca Chief. Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing.
- Butler, Jenna. (2018). Magnetic North: Sea Voyage to Svalbard. University of Alberta Press.
- Deane-Drummond, Celia, Bergmann, Sigurd, Szerszynski, Bronislaw (Eds). (2015). Technofutures, Nature and the Sacred: Transdisciplinary Perspectives. Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing.
- Ellis, Jim (ed.). (2018). Water Rites: Reimagining Water in the West. University of Calgary Press.
- Giono, Jean. (2016 – new translation). Hill. New York Review Books.
- Hill II, Bracy V. and White, John B. Eds. (2017). God, Nimrod, and the World: Exploring Christian Perspectives on Sport Hunting. Mercer University Press.
- Hood, Mary A.(forthcoming November 2017). All the Spectral Fractures: New and Selected Poems. Albany, NY: Shade Mountain Press.
- Hultman, Martin and Pulé, Paul M. (2018). Ecological Masculinities. Routledge.
- Krueger, James G. (2018). The Disfiguration of Nature: Why Caring for the Environment is Inherently Conservative. Wipf and Stock.
- Lindholdt, Paul. (2018). Making Landfall.. Farmington, Maine: Encircle Publications, LLC.
- McCarthy, Michael. (2016). The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy. New York Review Books.
- McMurry, Andrew. (2018). Entertaining Futility: Despair and Hope in the Time of Climate Change. Texas A&M University Press.
- Rosen, Michael J. (Nov 2017). Every Species of Hope: Georgics, Haiku, and Other Poems. Trillium, an imprint of The Ohio State University Press.
- Russell, Craig. (2017) Fragment. Thistledown Press.
- Scheub, Ute. (2016). Terra Preta: How the World’s Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change and Reduce World Hunger. Greystone.
- Shepherd, Kelly. (2016). Shift. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Thistledown Press.
- Starbuck, Scott. (2015). Industrial Oz. Fomite Publishers.
- Storey, David E. (2015). Naturalizing Heidegger: His Confrontation with Nietzsche, His Contributions to Environmental Philosophy. SUNY 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.
- Tønnessen, Morten et.al. Eds. (2016). Thinking about Animals in the Age of the Anthropocene. Washington, DC: Rowman & Littlefield.
- Walker, Nicole. (2018). Sustainability: A Love Story. Ohio State University Press.
- Wirth, Jason M. (2017) Mountains, Rivers, and the Great Earth: Reading Gary Snyder and Dōgen in an Age of Ecological Crisis. SUNY Press.
- Wood, David. (2018). Deep Time, Dark Times: On Being Geologically Human. Fordham University Press.
- Wray, Britt. (forthcoming September 2017). Rise of the Necrofauna: A Provocative Look at the Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction. Vancouver: Greystone Books.
- Yunt, Jeremy. (2017). Faithful to Nature: Paul Tillich and the Spiritual Roots of Environmental Ethics. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
- Zurick David. (Oct 2017). Morning Coffee at the Goldfish Pond: Seeing a World in the Garden. Shanti Arts Publishing.
- Carlin, David & Walker, Nicole. (2019). The After-Normal: Brief, Alphabetical Essays on a Changing Planet. Rose Metal Press.
- Hall, Matthew. (2019). The Imagination of Plants: A Book of Botanical Mythology. SUNY Press.
- Sandilands, Catriona (Ed.). (2019). Rising Tides: Reflections for Climate Changing Times. Caitlin Press.
Films Requiring Reviewers:
- Glacial Balance . Directed and produced by Ethan Steinman. glacialbalance.com