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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...


Foreign Trends in American Gardens
Foreign Trends in American Gardens

A History of Exchange, Adaptation, and Reception

Fabiani Giannetto, Raffaella

Foreign Trends in American Gardens addresses the influence of foreign, designed landscapes on the development of their American counterparts. Including essays from an...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 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...


Cyclical City
Cyclical City

Five Stories of Urban Transformation

Desimini, Jill

As cities evolve and resources shift with time, spaces within those cities are often left fallow and abandoned. Cyclical City tells the stories behind these sites, from...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


Topographies of the Sacred
Topographies of the Sacred

The Poetics of Place in European Romanticism

Rigby, Kate

Although the British romantic poets—notably, Blake, Wordsworth, and Byron—have been the subjects of previous ecocritical examinations, Kate Rigby’s Topographies of the...


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...


Quantitative Methods in the Humanities
Quantitative Methods in the Humanities

An Introduction

Lemercier, Claire, Zalc, Claire

This timely and lucid guide is intended for students and scholars working on all historical periods and topics in the humanities and social sciences--especially for those who...


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...


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...


The Changing Scale of American Agriculture
The Changing Scale of American Agriculture
Hart, John Fraser

Few Americans know much about contemporary farming, which has evolved dramatically over the past few decades. In The Changing Scale of American Agriculture, the award-winning...


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...


Cumberland Island National Seashore
Cumberland Island National Seashore

A History of Conservation Conflict

Dilsaver, Lary M.

Located off the coast of Georgia, Cumberland Island was once the retreat of some of America’s wealthiest families, most notably the family of Thomas Carnegie, brother of steel...


Dancing with Disaster
Dancing with Disaster

Environmental Histories, Narratives, and Ethics for Perilous Times

Rigby, Kate

The calamitous impacts of climate change that are beginning to be felt around the world today expose the inextricability of human and natural histories. Arguing for a more...


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...


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...


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