Over the last two decades environmental history has become markedly more popular, both in terms of the number of books and articles published in this area and in the extent to which its concerns have begun to inform the discipline as a whole.

As a taster for the Anglo-American Conference on the subject of Environments next year, Reviews in History publishes a discussion today of Henrik Svensen’s The End is Nigh: a History of Natural Disasters, which includes both a review by Michael Baillie and a riposte from the author.

As ever, please feel free to get in touch with me, the deputy editor of Reviews, at danny.millum@sas.ac.uk.