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Loren Eiseley: Collected Essays On Evolution, Nature, And The Cosmos: A Library Of America Boxed Set

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A modern Thoreau explores the mysteries of the universe in this deluxe collector's boxed set. To read Loren Eiseley (1907–1977) is to renew a sense of wonder at the miracles and paradoxes of evolution and the ever-changing diversity of life. At the height…
Toxic Archipelago: A History of Industrial Disease in Japan
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|July 1, 2011

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Every person on the planet is entangled in a web of ecological relationships that link farms and factories with human consumers. Our lives depend on these relationships -- and are imperiled by them as well. Nowhere is this truer than on the Japanese archipelago.…
Natures Metropolis: Chicago And The West

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A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and Winner of the Bancroft Prize. "No one has written a better book about a city… Nature's Metropolis is elegant testimony to the proposition that economic, urban, environmental, and business history can be as graceful,…
Wilderness Forever: Howard Zahniser and the Path to the Wilderness Act

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Winner of the Forest History Society's 2006 Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Book Award As a central figure in the American wilderness preservation movement in the mid-twentieth century, Howard Zahniser (1906-1964) was the person most responsible for the landmark…
Shaping the Shoreline: Fisheries and Tourism on the Monterey Coast

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The Monterey coast, home to an acclaimed aquarium and the setting for John Steinbeck's classic novel Cannery Row , was also the stage for a historical junction of industry and tourism. Shaping the Shoreline looks at the ways in which Monterey has formed, and…
The Rhine: An Eco-biography, 1815?2000
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|January 9, 2006

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The Rhine River is Europe?s most important commercial waterway, channeling the flow of trade among Switzerland, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. In this innovative study, Mark Cioc focuses on the river from the moment when the Congress of Vienna established…
George Perkins Marsh: Prophet of Conservation
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|March 1, 2003

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George Perkins Marsh (1801?1882) was the first to reveal the menace of environmental misuse, to explain its causes, and to prescribe reforms. David Lowenthal here offers fresh insights, from new sources, into Marsh?s career and shows his relevance today, in a…
Mountain Gloom and Mountain Glory: The Development of the Aesthetics of the Infinite

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To English poets and writers of the seventeenth century, as to their predecessors, mountains were ugly protuberances which disfigured nature and threatened the symmetry of earth; they were symbols God?s wrath. Yet, less than two centuries later the romantic poets…
Uncommon Ground: Rethinking The Human Place In Nature
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|October 1, 1996

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A controversial, timely reassessment of the environmentalist agenda by outstanding historians, scientists, and critics. In a lead essay that powerfully states the broad argument of the book, William Cronon writes that the environmentalist goal of wilderness…
Loren Eiseley: Collected Essays On Evolution, Nature, And The Cosmos Vol. 2 (loa #286): The…

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An eminent paleontologist with the soul and skill of a poet, Loren Eiseley (1907–1977) was among the twentieth century’s greatest inheritors of the literary tradition of Henry David Thoreau, Charles Darwin, and John Muir, and a precursor to such…
John Muir: Nature Writings (loa #92): The Story Of My Boyhood And Youth / My First Summer In The…

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In a lifetime of exploration, writing, and passionate political activism, John Muir became America's most eloquent spokesman for the mystery and majesty of the wilderness. A crucial figure in the creation of our national parks system and a far-seeing prophet of…
Native Seattle: Histories From The Crossing-over Place

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This updated edition of Native Seattle brings the indigenous story to the present day and puts the movement of recognizing Seattle’s Native past into a broader context. Native Seattle focuses on the experiences of local indigenous communities on whose land…
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