Stanford University
External Publications
Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America (New York: W. W. Norton & Co, 2011)

"Fast Train to Nowhere," New York Times, Opinion, 23 April 2011.

Introduction to Anne Knowles, Placing History

"Corporations, Corruption, and the Modern Lobby: A Gilded Age Story of the West and the South in Washington, D.C." Presented at Southern Spaces, Emory University, April 2009. Online video published by Southern Spaces, 2009.

Zephyr Frank and Whitney Berry, "The Slave Market in Rio de Janeiro circa 1869: Context, Movement and Social Experience," Journal of Latin American Geography 9 (2010): 85-111.

Zephyr Frank, "Layers, Flows and Intersections: Jeronymo José de Mello and Artisan Life in Rio de Janeiro, 1840s-1880s," Journal of Social History 41:2 (Winter 2007), 307-328.

"The Stories That Maps Tell," in The Atlas of Global Conservation: Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities to Make a Difference, (University of California Press, 2010).

Review of Steve Nicholls, Paradise Found: Nature in America at the Time of Discovery (University of Chicago Press, 2008), Nature, 459, (14 May 2009): 167-168.

Review of Denis Woods and John Fels, The Natures of Maps: Cartographic Constructions of the Natural World (University of Chicago Press, 2008), Nature, 457, (26 February 2009): 1085-1086.

"Environmental Prospects," in A Companion to California History, ed. William Deverell and David Igler (Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2008).

"Who Moved My Glacier?" The New York Times, Sunday Opinion, 23 December 2007.

Review of Derek Hayes, Historical Atlas of California, (Berkeley: University of California Press 2007), San Francisco Chronicle, 2 December 2007.

Matthew Morse Booker, "Oyster Growers and Oyster Pirates in San Francisco Bay," Pacific Historical Review 75(1) February 2006: 63-88.

Matthew Morse Booker, Real Estate and Refuge: An Environmental History of San Francisco Bay's Tidal Wetlands, 1846-1972 (PhD Dissertation, Department of History, Stanford University, 2005).

Cartography as Imago Urbis: Guiseppe Vasi's Grand Tour of Rome Interactive Website (, with James Tice, Department of Architecture, University of Oregon
Spatial History