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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...


Magnificent Decay
Magnificent Decay

Melville and Ecology

Nurmi, Tom

What is Melville beyond the whale? Long celebrated for his stories of the sea, Melville was also fascinated by the interrelations between living species and planetary systems,...


Eco-Man
Eco-Man

New Perspectives on Masculinity and Nature

Allister, Mark

The paradoxical role nature plays in American myth and history grows in part from the male’s reverent fascination with the wilderness and his equally strong impulse to dominate...


Skinny Dipping
Skinny Dipping

And Other Immersions in Water, Myth, and Being Human

Lembke, Janet

The author of the acclaimed Dangerous Birds followed that success with a new collection of essays on the natural world, these connected by the theme of water: exploring...


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...


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....


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...


Gilbert White
Gilbert White

A Biography of the Author of The Natural History of Selborne

Mabey, Richard

With more than two hundred editions, Gilbert White’s The Natural History of Selborne is one of the most published books in the English language. An environmental study...


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...


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...


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...


Out of the Shadow
Out of the Shadow

Ecopsychology, Story, and Encounters with the Land

West, Rinda

In western culture, the separation of humans from nature has contributed to a schism between the conscious reason and the unconscious dreaming psyche, or internal human "nature...


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...


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,...


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-...


Evergreen Ash
Evergreen Ash

Ecology and Catastrophe in Old Norse Myth and Literature

Abram, Christopher

Norse mythology is obsessed with the idea of an onrushing and unstoppable apocalypse: Ragnarok, when the whole of creation will perish in fire, smoke, and darkness and the...


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...


Historic Virginia Gardens
Historic Virginia Gardens

Preservation Work of The Garden Club of Virginia, 1975–2007

Bemiss, Margaret Page

For more than seventy-five years, The Garden Club of Virginia has undertaken garden research and preservation work at numerous historic sites across the Old Dominion, restoring...


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...


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...


Pilgrimage to Vallombrosa
Pilgrimage to Vallombrosa

From Vermont to Italy in the Footsteps of George Perkins Marsh

Elder, John

"Set aside your Bella Tuscanys and Year in Provences for a different kind of travel book. Pilgrimage to Vallombrosa puts a walking stick in your hand and...


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...


Beastly Natures
Beastly Natures

Animals, Humans, and the Study of History

Brantz, Dorothee

Although the animal may be, as Nietzsche argued, ahistorical, living completely in the present, it nonetheless plays a crucial role in human history. The fascination with...


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...


Preserving the Desert
Preserving the Desert

A History of Joshua Tree National Park

Dilsaver, Lary M.

National parks are different from other federal lands in the United States. Beginning in 1872 with the establishment of Yellowstone, they were largely set aside to preserve for...


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