“What the environmental history of Jamaica and the Soviet Arctic have in common”
Paul Josephson, professor of history at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, is a specialist on the history of science, technology and the environment in the 20th century. The author of a number of books on the former Soviet Union, he is now finishing a study of the human and environmental costs of arctic conquest in the USSR. His next book will be a history of technology of Jamaica – both because it is a fascinating history and because it is often warm and sunny. Among his publications are: Red Atom, Industrialized Nature, Would Trotsky Wear a Bluetooth? and Lenin’s Laureate.