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Shaping the Postwar Landscape
Shaping the Postwar Landscape

New Profiles from the Pioneers of American Landscape Design Project

Birnbaum, Charles A., Craver, Scott

Shaping the Postwar Landscape is the latest contribution to the Cultural Landscape Foundation’s well-known reference project, Pioneers of American Landscape Design, the...


Garden Legacy
Cristovich, Mary Louise Mossy

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Different Shades of Green
Different Shades of Green

African Literature, Environmental Justice, and Political Ecology

Caminero-Santangelo, Byron

Engaging important discussions about social conflict, environmental change, and imperialism in Africa, Different Shades of Green points to legacies of African...


An American Cutting Garden
An American Cutting Garden

A Primer for Growing Cut Flowers Where Summers Are Hot and Winters Are Cold

McIntire, Suzanne

In An American Cutting Garden Suzanne McIntire describes how to plan a cutting garden, choose suitable plants, keep the garden in good order, and harvest a bountiful crop—all...


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...


The Sky of Our Manufacture
The Sky of Our Manufacture

The London Fog in British Fiction from Dickens to Woolf

Taylor, Jesse Oak

The smoke-laden fog of London is one of the most vivid elements in English literature, richly suggestive and blurring boundaries between nature and society in compelling ways....


Virginia Climate Fever
Virginia Climate Fever

How Global Warming Will Transform Our Cities, Shorelines, and Forests

Nash, Stephen

Climate disruption is often discussed on a global scale, affording many a degree of detachment from what is happening in their own backyards. Yet the consequences of global...


Wild Dog Dreaming
Wild Dog Dreaming

Love and Extinction

Rose, Deborah Bird

We are living in the midst of the Earth’s sixth great extinction event, the first one caused by a single species: our own. In Wild Dog Dreaming, Deborah Bird Rose...


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...


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...


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...


Black Landscapes Matter
Black Landscapes Matter
Hood, Walter, Tada, Grace Mitchell

The question "Do black landscapes matter?" cuts deep to the core of American history. From the plantations of slavery to contemporary segregated cities, from freedman villages...


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....


Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

Making the Modern Landscape

Herrington, Susan

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander is one of the most important landscape architects of the twentieth century, yet despite her lasting influence, few outside the field know her name. Her...


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...


The General in the Garden
The General in the Garden

George Washington's Landscape at Mount Vernon

Schoelwer, Susan P.

The General in the Garden provides an engaging, informative, and richly illustrated introduction to George Washington’s landscape at Mount Vernon—arguably the best-...


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...


Daybooks of Discovery
Daybooks of Discovery

Nature Diaries in Britain, 1770–1870

Bellanca, Mary Ellen

Rooted in a thriving culture of amateur natural history, the keeping of nature journals and diaries flourished in late-eighteenth-and early-nineteenth-century Britain. As...


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 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...


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...


Italy and the Environmental Humanities
Italy and the Environmental Humanities

Landscapes, Natures, Ecologies

Iovino, Serenella, Cesaretti, Enrico, Past, Elena

Bringing together new writing by some of the field’s most compelling voices from the United States and Europe, this is the first book to examine Italy--as a territory of both...


Of Land, Bones, and Money
Of Land, Bones, and Money

Toward a South African Ecopoetics

McGiffin, Emily

The South African literature of iimbongi, the oral poets of the amaXhosa people, has long shaped understandings of landscape and history and offered a forum for grappling with...


Primates in the Real World
Primates in the Real World

Escaping Primate Folklore and Creating Primate Science

Montgomery, Georgina M.

The opening of this vital new book centers on a series of graves memorializing baboons killed near Amboseli National Park in Kenya in 2009--a stark image that emphasizes both...


Challenge of the Big Trees
Challenge of the Big Trees

The Updated History of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Tweed, William C., Dilsaver, Lary M.

Beginning in 1872 with the establishment of Yellowstone, national parks were set aside to preserve for future generations the most spectacular and inspirational features of the...


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