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CfP: Histories of Transport, Mobility, and Environment, Journal of Transport History, Special Issue

Call for Papers: Histories of Transport, Mobility, and Environment Journal of Transport History , Special Issue In 1844 William Wordsworth wrote passionately about a railway that was desecrating the tranquility of the English Lake District, if not setting fire to woodland and dividing ancient fields and ecologies. Across the Atlantic in the same century, Henry Thoreau expressed gratitude that people could not yet fly “and lay waste the sky as well as the earth”. ‘Conquest’ , defilement and intrusion have been labels since pinned on many transport investments and mass traveling. Deforestation, air pollution, oil spills, noise, landscape leveling, water table lowering, and habitat change have all been associated with environmentally blind infrastructure expansion and mobility in the past. Conversely, there have been transport projects linked with landscape beautification, and mobility may be said to have increased appreciation of the sanctity and fragility of

Isis Vol. 104, No. 1, March 2013 is now available online

Table of Contents Alert    The University of Chicago Press is happy to notify you that the new    issue of Isis is now available. The online issues of this journal are    hosted on JSTOR on behalf of The University of Chicago Press.    Isis    Vol. 104, No. 1, March 2013    http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/669850?origin=JSTOR-TextETOCAlert    Published by: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of The History    of Science Society    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    Frontispiece    Frontispiece    DOI: 10.1086/670921    Isis    Vol. 104, No. 1: vi.    http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/670921?origin=JSTOR-TextETOCAlert    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    Articles    The Lab and the Land: Overcoming the Arctic in Cold War Alaska    Matthew Farish    DOI: 10.1086/669881    Isis    Vol. 104, No. 1: 1-29.    http://www.jstor