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A Useful Dog
A Useful Dog
McCaig, Donald

Alternately comical, melancholic, pragmatic, and poetic, Donald McCaig’s collection AUseful Dog offers a delightful exploration of the simple yet rich relationship between dogs...


Cumberland Island National Seashore
Cumberland Island National Seashore

A History of Conservation Conflict

Dilsaver, Lary M.

Located off the coast of Georgia, Cumberland Island was once the retreat of some of America’s wealthiest families, most notably the family of Thomas Carnegie, brother of steel...


Cartooning the Landscape
Cartooning the Landscape
Sullivan, Chip

One of the singular talents in landscape design, Chip Sullivan has shared his expertise through a seemingly unusual medium that, at second glance, makes perfect sense--the...


Topographies of the Sacred
Topographies of the Sacred

The Poetics of Place in European Romanticism

Rigby, Kate

Although the British romantic poets—notably, Blake, Wordsworth, and Byron—have been the subjects of previous ecocritical examinations, Kate Rigby’s Topographies of the Sacred...


The History of Ornithology in Virginia
The History of Ornithology in Virginia
Johnston, David W.

Host to a large and diverse bird population as well as a long human history, Virginia is arguably the birthplace of ornithology in North America. David W. Johnston’s History of...


The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello
The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello
Hatch, Peter J.

Lavishly illustrated, Peter Hatch's The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello is not only a detailed history of Jefferson's gardens and their re-creation but a virtual...


His and Hers
His and Hers

Gender, Consumption, and Technology

Horowitz, Roger, Mohun, Arwen

The pathbreaking essays in this collection explore the history of consumption by synthesizing discrete historical literatures on consumer culture, gender, and the history of...


The Changing Scale of American Agriculture
The Changing Scale of American Agriculture
Hart, John Fraser

Few Americans know much about contemporary farming, which has evolved dramatically over the past few decades. In The Changing Scale of American Agriculture, the award-winning...


The Pleasure Gardens of Virginia
The Pleasure Gardens of Virginia

From Jamestown to Jefferson

Martin, Peter

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...


Visions of the Land
Visions of the Land

Science, Literature, and the American Environment from the Era of Exploration to the Age of Ecology

Bryson, Michael A.

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...


The American Wilderness
The American Wilderness

Reflections on Nature Protection in the United States

Vale, Thomas R.

Interpretations of wild nature and wilderness are particularly diverse in the American mind, given our history, our collective economic success, and our diverse social and...


Traces of J. B. Jackson
Traces of J. B. Jackson

The Man Who Taught Us to See Everyday America

Horowitz, Helen L.

J. B. Jackson transformed forever how Americans understand their landscape, a concept he defined as land shaped by human presence. In the first major biography of the greatest...


New Orleans

The Making of an Urban Landscape

Lewis, Peirce F.

In his now classic work of historical geography, published in 1976, Lewis traces the rise and expansion of New Orleans through four major historic periods. This second edition...


Postcolonial Green
Postcolonial Green

Environmental Politics and World Narratives

Roos, Bonnie, Hunt, Alex

Postcolonial Green brings together scholarship bridging ecocriticism and postcolonialism. Since its inception, ecocriticism has been accused of being inattentive to the...


The Camaro in the Pasture
The Camaro in the Pasture

Speculations on the Cultural Landscape of America

Riley, Robert B.

Robert Riley has been a renowned figure in landscape studies for over fifty years, valued for his perceptive, learned, and highly entertaining articles, reviews, and essays....


Anthropocene Fictions
Anthropocene Fictions

The Novel in a Time of Climate Change

Trexler, Adam

Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have transformed the Earth’s atmosphere, committing our planet to more extreme weather, rising sea levels, melting polar ice caps, and...


Clinical Stories and Their Translations
Clinical Stories and Their Translations
Stein, Howard F., Apprey, Maurice

Clinical Stories and Their Translations proposes, and richly illustrates via numerous case examples, the utility of a depth psychology- informed ethnographic method of clinical...


A Many-Colored Glass
A Many-Colored Glass

Reflections on the Place of Life in the Universe

Dyson, Freeman J.

Freeman Dyson’s latest book does not attempt to bring together all of the celebrated physicist’s thoughts on science and technology into a unified theory. The emphasis is,...


The Last Launch
The Last Launch

Messages in the Bottle

Tuan, Yi-Fu, Thompson, George F.

Yi-Fu Tuan, one of the world’s most honored scholars and the founder of humanist geography, has spent a lifetime exploring the relationship between the places and spaces that...


What's Bugging You?
What's Bugging You?

A Fond Look at the Animals We Love to Hate

Evans, Arthur V.

We are told from the time we are children that insects and spiders are pests, when the truth is that most have little or no effect on us--although the few that do are often...


Refiguring the Map of Sorrow
Refiguring the Map of Sorrow

Nature Writing and Autobiography

Allister, Mark

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...


The Barking Tree Frog and Other Curious Tales
The Barking Tree Frog and Other Curious Tales
Tennant, Diane Casto

Here’s something that doesn’t happen every millennium: Roughly 35 million years ago, a stray meteorite dropped out of the sky over Virginia and left an impact that helped shape...


Thomas Jefferson's Flower Garden at Monticello, 3rd ed
Thomas Jefferson's Flower Garden at Monticello, 3rd ed
Hatch, Peter J., Betts, Edwin Morris, Perkins, Hazelhurst Bolton

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...


To Pass On a Good Earth
To Pass On a Good Earth

The Life and Work of Carl O. Sauer

Williams, Michael

To Pass On a Good Earth is the candid and compelling new biography of one of the twentieth century’s most distinctive and influential scholars. The legendary "Great God...


A Year in Rock Creek Park
A Year in Rock Creek Park

The Wild, Wooded Heart of Washington, DC

Choukas-Bradley, Melanie

2015 IPPY Silver Medalist, Best Mid-Atlantic Nonfiction

Twice the size of Central Park, Rock Creek Park is the wild, wooded heart of Washington, DC, offering refuge from...


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