Breathing Space: How Allergies Shape Our Lives and Landscapes

(New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007).

Winner of the 2012 William H. Welch Medal, American Association for the History of Medicine, and a 2008 Outstanding Achievement Award, Wisconsin Library Association.

Thinking With Animals
With Lorraine Daston, eds.,

Thinking With Animals: New Perspectives on Anthropomorphism

(New York: Columbia University Press, 2005).

Landscapes of Exposure
With Michelle Murphy and Christopher Sellers, eds.,

Landscapes of Exposure: Knowledge and Illness in Modern Environments

(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004)

Reel Nature: America’s Romance with Wildlife on Film

(Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1999; Revised pbk. edition, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2009).

Winner of the 2000 Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize for the History of Science Society.

The State of Nature

The State of Nature: Ecology, Community, and American Social Thought


(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992).

Winner of the 1994 Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities from the Council of Graduate Schools.


Select Recent Articles

“Ebola in a Stew of Fear.” New England Journal of Medicine, September 17, 2014.

“Latex and Blood: Science, Markets, and American Empire.”
Radical History Review 107 (2010): 45-73. Winner of the 2012 Ralph Gomory Prize, Business History Conference.

“Where Ecology, Nature, and Politics Meet: Reclaiming the Death of Nature.”
Isis 97 (2006): 496-504.

“In Search of Health: Landscape and Disease in American Environmental History.”Environmental History 10 (2005): 184-209. Winner of the 2006 Aldo Leopold-Ralph W. Hidy Award, American Society for Environmental History.

“Pachyderm Personalities: The Media of Science, Politics and Conservation.” In Thinking with Animals: New Perspectives on Anthropomorphism, edited by Gregg Mitman and Lorraine Daston, pp. 175-195. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005.

“Hay Fever Holiday: Health, Leisure, and Place in Gilded-Age America.”
Bulletin of the History of Medicine 77 (2003): 600-635.