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Six months and two cameras later….

Aug 27, 2014

No, I haven’t gotten rid of any cameras. I probably should have. But that would mean making holes in my two systems, however flawed those systems may be. The Canon system is arguably the “better” system, as a DSLR with a couple of extra bodies, a handful of reliable prime lenses and several cheap but worthy […] Read full story.

Roundtable on Arming Mother Nature

Aug 24, 2014

After editing a couple of dozen H-Environment roundtables myself, it was fun to have one of my own books, Arming Mother Nature, as the subject of one, this time guest-edited by Michael Egan of McMaster University.  It was a great opportunity to engage directly with commentators.  One of them, Dolly Jørgensen, recently featured my book […] Read full story.

Beavers Are Mysteriously Back in Britain—but Not Entirely Welcome

Aug 12, 2014

Beavers Are Mysteriously Back in Britain—but Not Entirely Welcome… Read full story.

Listen in on “The New Surveillance Society” – July 27th on NPR

Jul 21, 2014

Assistant professor of history Christopher McKnight Nichols can be heard on Philosophy Talk’s program on the “The New Surveillance Society” which will air nationally on NPR on Sunday July 27, 2014 and throughout that week. (The show was  taped in … Continue reading  Read full story.

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