William Cronon, the Frederick Jackson Turner Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, has announced his retirement as editor of the University of Washington Press's Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books series. The new editor, Paul S. Sutter (associate professor of history at University of Colorado), took over the series in late March.
Cronon founded the Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books series twenty years ago and played a major role in earning the University of Washington Press its reputation as the nation's leading publisher of environmental history. Cronon will continue to support the series as Founding Editor.
Read more about this change in editorship and about the series on our blog. To learn more about Weyerhaeuser books and authors and how this series has helped shape and define the field of environmental history, take a look at this UW Press publication, which celebrates the first twenty years of Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books.
Vacationland: Tourism and Environment in the Colorado High Country, by William Philpott, won the Western Writers of America 2014 Spur Award for Best Western Nonfiction, Contemporary.
The University of Washington Press announces a new Northwest Writers Fund, established to support regional creative nonfiction. To contribute to the fund or for more information, please contact Beth Fuget (206-616-0818, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Now available: Spring 2014 Catalog