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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...


Recomposing Ecopoetics
Recomposing Ecopoetics

North American Poetry of the Self-Conscious Anthropocene

Keller, Lynn

In the first book devoted exclusively to the ecopoetics of the twenty-first century, Lynn Keller examines poetry of what she terms the "self-conscious Anthropocene," a period...


Mary Austin's Regionalism
Mary Austin's Regionalism

Reflections on Gender, Genre, and Geography

Schaefer, Heike

Best known for The Land of Little Rain, a collection of natural-history essays about the California deserts, the Western writer Mary Austin (1868–1934) was a prolific literary...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


The Working Man's Green Space
The Working Man's Green Space

Allotment Gardens in England, France, and Germany, 1870-1919

Nilsen, Micheline, Barnes, Brooks M.

With antecedents dating back to the Middle Ages, the community garden is more popular than ever as a means of procuring the freshest food possible and instilling community...


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...


Lines on the Land
Lines on the Land

Writers, Art, and the National Parks

Herring, Scott

The nineteenth-century photographer William Henry Jackson once complained of the skepticism with which early descriptions of Yellowstone were met: the place was too wondrous to...


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...


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...


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...


Mr. and Mrs. Dog
Mr. and Mrs. Dog

Our Travels, Trials, Adventures, and Epiphanies

McCaig, Donald

The New York Times–bestselling author Donald McCaig has established an expansive literary career, founded equally on books about working sheepdogs and the Civil War...


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...


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...


Shorewords
Shorewords

A Collection of American Women's Coastal Writings

Rosen, Susan A. C.

Emily Dickinson, Lucille Clifton, Rachel Carson, and Gretel Ehrlich: They hail from different regions, employ widely divergent writing styles, and are not known primarily as...


Earth Works
Earth Works

Readings for Backyard Gardeners

Hugo, Nancy Ross

In Earth Works, award-winning columnist Nancy R. Hugo presents a month-by-month, season-by-season exploration of the pleasures and pains of gardening in the mid-Atlantic....


Literature of Place
Literature of Place

Dwelling on the Land before Earth Day, 1970

Simo, Melanie

In a world that is increasingly reliant on science, technology, and virtual relationships, our reciprocal and intimate connection to place has often been overlooked. This...


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...


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 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...


Greening the City
Greening the City

Urban Landscapes in the Twentieth Century

Brantz, Dorothee, Dümpelmann, Sonja

The modern city is not only pavement and concrete. Parks, gardens, trees, and other plants are an integral part of the urban environment. Often the focal points of social...


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