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Ari Kelman

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Ari Kelman

Ari Kelman, author of A River and Its City: The Nature of Landscape in New Orleans, teaches history at the University of California, Davis.

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The story of the Lakotas does not end with their loss of the Black Hills or the massacre at Wounded Knee.

Two new books explore the role of naturalists in the history of conservation movements.

A batch of new books on Hurricane Katrina investigate who is to blame for the tragedy.

Three new books reappraise the massive earthquake of 1906, which was felt across an area of 400,000 miles and leveled much of San Francisco.

Faced with the challenge of rebuilding, New Orleans seems stuck in the mud--not just mired in the muck caking the city but also trapped by centuries of policy mistakes, especially the fantasy that it can be separated from its surroundings.