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Genealogies of Environmentalism
Genealogies of Environmentalism

The Lost Works of Clarence Glacken

Glacken, Clarence, Rajan, S. Ravi

Clarence Glacken wrote one of the most important books on environmental issues published in the twentieth century. His magnum opus, Traces on the Rhodian Shore, first...


"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...


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...


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...


Framing the World
Framing the World

Explorations in Ecocriticism and Film

Willoquet-Maricondi, Paula

The essays in this collection make a contribution to the greening of film studies and expand the scope of ecocriticism as a discipline traditionally rooted in literary studies...


World's Fair Gardens
World's Fair Gardens

Shaping American Landscapes

Maloney, Cathy Jean

As showcases for dramatic changes in garden style and new technology, world’s fairs offered leading landscape designers and nurserymen the chance to tempt visitors to try new...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


The Afterlives of Animals
The Afterlives of Animals

A Museum Menagerie

Alberti, Samuel J. M. M.

In the quiet halls of the natural history museum, there are some creatures still alive with stories, whose personalities refuse to be relegated to the dusty corners of an...


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...


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...


Building Natures
Building Natures

Modern American Poetry, Landscape Architecture, and City Planning

Daniel, Julia

In Building Natures, Julia Daniel establishes the influence of landscape architecture, city planning, and parks management on American poetry to show how modernists...


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...


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...


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...


Melodramatic Landscapes
Melodramatic Landscapes

Urban Parks in the Nineteenth Century

Schenker, Heath

During the nineteenth century, large, naturalistic urban parks began to appear in cities around the world. These parks, as Melodramatic Landscapes engagingly...


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...


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...


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...


Landscape and Images
Landscape and Images
Stilgoe, John R.

John Stilgoe is just looking around. This is more difficult than it sounds, particularly in our mediated age, when advances in both theory and technology too often seek to...


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...


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