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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...


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 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...


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...


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...


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....


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 ...


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,...


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...


Almost Home
Almost Home

The Public Landscapes of Gertrude Jekyll

Miller, Kristina F.

The perennial borders and woodland gardens Gertrude Jekyll designed for the estates of monied clients continue to inspire designers, historians, and enthusiasts today, as do...


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...


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...


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...


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...


New Orleans

The Making of an Urban Landscape

Lewis, Peirce F.

In his now classic work of historical geography, published in 1976, Lewis traces the rise and expansion of New Orleans through four major historic periods. This second edition...


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...


Masters of Tonewood

The Hidden Art of Fine Stringed-Instrument Making

Greene, Jeffrey

The wood used by master craftsmen to create many of the world’s legendary stringed instruments—violins and cellos, mandolins and guitars—comes from seven near-mythic European...


Practical Ecocriticism
Practical Ecocriticism

Literature, Biology, and the Environment

Love, Glen A.

Practical Ecocriticismis the first book to ground environmental literature firmly in the life sciences, particularly evolutionary biology, and to attempt to bridge the ever-...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 History of Ornithology in Virginia
The History of Ornithology in Virginia
Johnston, David W.

Host to a large and diverse bird population as well as a long human history, Virginia is arguably the birthplace of ornithology in North America. David W. Johnston’s History of...


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...


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