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Environmental Studies


Peak Experiences

Walking Meditations on Literature, Nature, and Need Ian Marshall

Nature’s ability to satisfy deep human needs is familiar to anyone who has hiked up a mountain, canoed a river, or hung a bird feeder outside the kitchen window. In Story Line, his groundbreaking work of narrative ecocriticism, Ian Marshall explores how natural surroundings inspired works of... More


Visions of the Land

Science, Literature, and the American Environment from the Era of Exploration to the Age of Ecology Michael A. Bryson

The work of John Charles Fremont, Richard Byrd, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, John Wesley Powell, Susan Cooper, Rachel Carson, and Loren Eiseley represents a widely divergent body of writing. Yet despite their range of genres—including exploration narratives, technical reports, natural histories,... More


The Pleasure Gardens of Virginia

From Jamestown to Jefferson Peter Martin

Using a rich assortment of illustrations and biographical sketches, Peter Martin relates the experiences of colonial gardeners who shaped the natural beauty of Virginia's wilderness into varied displays of elegance. He shows that ornamental gardening was a scientific, aesthetic, and cultural... More


Refiguring the Map of Sorrow

Nature Writing and Autobiography Mark Allister

Recent decades have witnessed an explosion of interest in both autobiography and environmental literature. In Refiguring the Map of Sorrow, Mark Allister brings these two genres together by examining a distinct form of grief narrative, in which the writers deal with mourning by standing explicitly... More


Beyond Nature Writing

Expanding the Boundaries of Ecocriticism Karla M. Armbruster and Kathleen R. Wallace, eds.

Ecocriticism, a field of study that has expanded dramatically over the past decade, has nevertheless remained—until recently—closely focused on critical analyses of nature writing and literature of wilderness. Karla Armbruster and Kathleen R. Wallace push well beyond that established framework with... More


His and Hers

Gender, Consumption, and Technology Roger Horowitz and Arwen Mohun, eds.

The pathbreaking essays in this collection explore the history of consumption by synthesizing discrete historical literatures on consumer culture, gender, and the history of technology. Luxury hotels and the chocolate industry are among the diverse array of topics these authors use to demonstrate... More


Earth Works

Readings for Backyard Gardeners Nancy Ross Hugo

In Earth Works, award-winning columnist Nancy R. Hugo presents a month-by-month, season-by-season exploration of the pleasures and pains of gardening in the mid-Atlantic. Readers familiar with her columns in the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Virginia Wildlife will welcome this collection of her most... More


Clinical Stories and Their Translations

Howard F. Stein and Maurice Apprey

Clinical Stories and Their Translations proposes, and richly illustrates via numerous case examples, the utility of a depth psychology- informed ethnographic method of clinical thinking, teaching, supervision, and practice. Patient care, indeed all clinical treatment and counseling, involves the... More


Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation, 2d

Ian Stevenson

Can anyone speak a language he or she has not learned normally, in childhood or later? Claims to have accomplished this are made from time to time, but only rarely do they receive support when carefully examined. In this volume, Dr. Stevenson presents detailed reports of two cases that seem... More


Thomas Jefferson's Flower Garden at Monticello, 3rd ed

Edwin Morris Betts and Hazelhurst Bolton Perkins. Revised and enlarged by Peter J. Hatch

The restoration of the flower gardens at Monticello in 1941, sponsored by the Garden Club of Virginia, was the result of Edwin Betts's scholarly research and Hazlehurst Perkins's practical gardening skills. Thomas Jefferson's Flower Garden at Monticello presents the evolution of Jefferson's... More


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