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Simo, Melanie

Literature of Place

Dwelling on the Land before Earth Day, 1970 Melanie Simo

In a world that is increasingly reliant on science, technology, and virtual relationships, our reciprocal and intimate connection to place has often been overlooked. This concern is now at the forefront of debate among environmental planners and designers, who are asking: What is distinctive and... More

Forest and Garden

Traces of Wildness in a Modernizing Land, 1897–1949 Melanie Simo

"In wildness is the preservation of the world," wrote Henry David Thoreau. But how the wild and the managed or artificially arranged environments co-exist has been a matter of intense debate among foresters and landscape professionals at least since the era of Frederick Law Olmsted Sr.In Forest and... More