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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


A Year in Rock Creek Park
A Year in Rock Creek Park

The Wild, Wooded Heart of Washington, DC

Choukas-Bradley, Melanie

2015 IPPY Silver Medalist, Best Mid-Atlantic Nonfiction

Twice the size of Central Park, Rock Creek Park is the wild, wooded heart of Washington, DC, offering refuge from...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Flights of Imagination
Flights of Imagination

Aviation, Landscape, Design

Dümpelmann, Sonja

In much the same way that views of the earth from the Apollo missions in the late 1960s and early 1970s led indirectly to the inauguration of Earth Day and the modern...


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...


William Wordsworth and the Ecology of Authorship
William Wordsworth and the Ecology of Authorship

The Roots of Environmentalism in Nineteenth-Century Culture

Hess, Scott

In William Wordsworth and the Ecology of Authorship, Scott Hess explores Wordsworth’s defining role in establishing what he designates as "the ecology of authorship": a...


Unbounded Practice
Unbounded Practice

Women and Landscape Architecture in the Early Twentieth Century

Way, Thaïsa

Women have practiced as landscape architects for over a century, since the founding of the practice as a profession in the United States in the 1890s. They came to landscape...


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,...


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...


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....


Millipedes and Moon Tigers
Millipedes and Moon Tigers

Science and Policy in an Age of Extinction

Nash, Stephen

Millipedes and Moon Tigers explores those uneasy places where scientific research meets public policy-making--and the resulting human effect on our natural and...


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...


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...


"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...


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....


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...


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...


Shaping the American Landscape
Shaping the American Landscape

New Profiles from the Pioneers of American Landscape Design Project

Birnbaum, Charles A., Foell, Stephanie S.

Shaping the American Landscape explores the lives and work of 151 professionals who quite literally shaped both the land itself and our ideas of what the American...


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