Brian Bockelman contributes chapter to new book about mapping nature

A book with a chapter by Professor of History Brian Bockelman made “The Shortlist” of readings recommended by The New York Times on Dec. 3, 2021. Bockelman’s contribution to Mapping Nature Across the Americas (Chicago, 2021) is “Palms and Other Trees on Maps: Exoticism, Error, and Environment, from Old World to New.” Research for the project, supported in part by grants from Ripon College, took him to map libraries in Madison, Madrid, Chicago, Washington D.C., Paris, Amsterdam, New Haven and more.


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