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Community-Based Collaboration
Community-Based Collaboration

Bridging Socio-Ecological Research and Practice

Dukes, E. Franklin, Firehock, Karen E., Birkhoff, Juliana E.

The debate over the value of community-based environmental collaboration is one that dominates current discussions of the management of public lands and other resources. In ...


The Significance of Territory
Gottman, Jean

Over her thirty-year study of the concept of territory, Jean Gottmann has seen its significance evolve in a wide variety of ways throughout the world. Factors that influence...


Beyond Nature Writing
Beyond Nature Writing

Expanding the Boundaries of Ecocriticism

Armbruster, Karla M., Wallace, Kathleen R.

Ecocriticism, a field of study that has expanded dramatically over the past decade, has nevertheless remained—until recently—closely focused on critical analyses of nature...


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...


Darwin's Fox and My Coyote
Darwin's Fox and My Coyote
Menino, Holly

A rare fox in the South American cordillera. A disappearing fox on an island off California. A common coyote in the Albany suburbs. How do these wild carnivores live? And what...


Different Shades of Green
Different Shades of Green

African Literature, Environmental Justice, and Political Ecology

Caminero-Santangelo, Byron

Engaging important discussions about social conflict, environmental change, and imperialism in Africa, Different Shades of Green points to legacies of African...


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...


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...


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...


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...


His and Hers
His and Hers

Gender, Consumption, and Technology

Horowitz, Roger, Mohun, Arwen

The pathbreaking essays in this collection explore the history of consumption by synthesizing discrete historical literatures on consumer culture, gender, and the history of...


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...


National Park Roads
National Park Roads

A Legacy in the American Landscape

Davis, Timothy

From Acadia and Great Smoky Mountains to Zion and Mount Rainier, millions of visitors tour America’s national parks. While park roads determine what most visitors see and how...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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....


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...


Earth Repair
Earth Repair

A Transatlantic History of Environmental Restoration

Hall, Marcus

Just as the restoration of Michelangelo’s Last Judgment sparked enormous controversy in the art world, so are environmental restorationists intensely divided when it comes to...


Garbage In, Garbage Out
Garbage In, Garbage Out

Solving the Problems with Long-Distance Trash Transport

Thomson, Vivian E.

Your garbage is going places you’d never imagine. What used to be sent to the local dump now may move hundreds of miles by truck and barge to its final resting place. Virtually...


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...


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