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City Trees
City Trees

A Historical Geography from the Renaissance through the Nineteenth Century

Lawrence, Henry W.

For those who have ever wondered why we have trees in cities or what makes the layout of cities like Paris and Amsterdam seem so memorable, City Trees: A Historical...


Drawn to Landscape
Drawn to Landscape

The Pioneering Work of J. B. Jackson

Mendelsohn, Janet, Wilson, Christopher

From 1951 to 1969, John Brinckerhoff (J. B.) Jackson founded, edited, and published Landscape, a magazine that changed the way scholars, writers, teachers, designers, planners...


The Golden-Bristled Boar
The Golden-Bristled Boar

Last Ferocious Beast of the Forest

Greene, Jeffrey

The wild boar appears to us as something straight out of a myth. But as Jeffrey Greene learned, these creatures are very real, living by night and, despite shrinking habitats...


Noble Cows and Hybrid Zebras
Noble Cows and Hybrid Zebras

Essays on Animals and History

Ritvo, Harriet

Over the past two decades, Harriet Ritvo has established herself as a leading scholar in animal studies and one of those most responsible for establishing this field of study...


Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer
Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer

A Landscape Critic in the Gilded Age

Major, Judith K.

Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer (1851–1934) was one of the premier figures in landscape writing and design at the turn of the twentieth century, a moment when the amateur...


Beyond Nature Writing
Beyond Nature Writing

Expanding the Boundaries of Ecocriticism

Armbruster, Karla M., Wallace, Kathleen R.

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...


America's Wetland
America's Wetland

An Environmental and Cultural History of Tidewater Virginia and North Carolina

Sawyer, Roy T.

The geologically ancient Tidewater region of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina rests precariously atop millions of years of erosion from the nearby...


In Pursuit of Wild Edibles
In Pursuit of Wild Edibles

A Forager's Tour

Greene, Jeffrey

Today we care about the source of our food as much as the preparation, so it is no surprise that foodies have discovered wild edibles. From the most upscale restaurants in New...


Peak Experiences
Peak Experiences

Walking Meditations on Literature, Nature, and Need

Marshall, Ian

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...


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...


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...


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...


Lifeboat
Lifeboat
Stilgoe, John R.

The fire extinguisher; the airline safety card; the lifeboat. Until September 11, 2001, most Americans paid homage to these appurtenances of disaster with a sidelong glance, if...


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...


"The Best Read Naturalist"
"The Best Read Naturalist"

Nature Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, Branch, Michael P., Mohs, Clinton

Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the most important figures in American nature writing, yet until now readers have had no book devoted to this central theme in his work. "The...


Practical Ecocriticism
Practical Ecocriticism

Literature, Biology, and the Environment

Love, Glen A.

Practical Ecocriticismis the first book to ground environmental literature firmly in the life sciences, particularly evolutionary biology, and to attempt to bridge the ever-...


Design with Culture
Design with Culture

Claiming America's Landscape Heritage

Birnbaum, Charles A., Hughes, Mary V.

Often viewed as nostalgic and inauthentic, the work of early preservationists has frequently been underrated by modern practitioners. Rather than considering early preservation...


Millipedes and Moon Tigers
Millipedes and Moon Tigers

Science and Policy in an Age of Extinction

Nash, Stephen

Millipedes and Moon Tigers explores those uneasy places where scientific research meets public policy-making--and the resulting human effect on our natural and...


At Home and Astray
At Home and Astray

The Domestic Dog in Victorian Britain

Howell, Philip

Although the British consider themselves a nation of dog lovers, what we have come to know as the modern dog came into existence only after a profound, and relatively recent,...


The Most Defiant Devil
The Most Defiant Devil

William Temple Hornaday and His Controversial Crusade to Save American Wildlife

Dehler, Gregory J.

The late nineteenth and early twentieth century were a brutal time for American wildlife, with many species pushed to the brink of extinction. (Some are endangered to this day...


Public Nature
Public Nature

Scenery, History, and Park Design

Carr, Ethan, Eyring, Shaun, Wilson, Richard Guy

This diverse new collection of essays, written by scholars, practitioners, and public-land managers, considers the history of public park design, as well as the parks...


The Illusory Boundary
The Illusory Boundary

Environment and Technology in History

Reuss, Martin, Cutcliffe, Stephen H.

The view of nature and technology inhabiting totally different, even opposite, spheres persists across time and cultures. Most people would consider an English countryside or a...


Basura
Basura

Cultures of Waste in Contemporary Spain

Amago, Samuel

What makes trash trash? How do we decide what to throw away? Driven by these questions and others, Samuel Amago takes us through the streets and alleys of Spain, sorting...


Easy On, Easy Off
Easy On, Easy Off

The Urban Pathology of America's Small Towns

Williams, Jack

Life outside our nation’s big cities comprises a remarkably rich aspect of America—culturally, historically, and physically. Because of the way we move through the country,...


The Maximum of Wilderness
The Maximum of Wilderness

The Jungle in the American Imagination

Enright, Kelly

Danger in the Congo! The unexplored Amazon! Long perceived as a place of mystery and danger, and more recently as a fragile system requiring our protection, the...


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