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American Earth

Environmental Writing Since Thoreau
As America and the world grapple with the consequences of global environmental change, writer and activist Bill McKibben offers this unprecedented, provocative, and timely anthology, gathering the best and most significant American environmental writing from the last two centuries.

Classics of the environmental imagination—the essays of Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and John Burroughs; Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac; Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring—are set against the inspiring story of an emerging activist movement, as revealed by newly uncovered reports of pioneering campaigns for conservation, passages from landmark legal opinions and legislation, and searing protest speeches. Here are some of America’s greatest and most impassioned writers, taking a turn toward nature and recognizing the fragility of our situation on earth and the urgency of the search for a sustainable way of life. Thought-provoking essays on overpopulation, consumerism, energy policy, and the nature of “nature” join ecologists’ memoirs and intimate sketches of the habitats of endangered species. The anthology includes a detailed chronology of the environmental movement and American environmental history, as well as an 80-page color portfolio of illustrations.




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Format: Book
Title: American Earth : environmental writing since Thoreau / edited by Bill McKibben ; foreword by Al Gore.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Literary Classics of the United States, c2008.
Subject: Ecocriticism Environmental literature Ecology in literature Nature conservation Environmentalism
Isbn: 9781598530209 (trade ed.) 1598530208 (trade ed.) 9781598530247 (slipcase ed.) 1598530240 (slipcase ed.)
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Call Number: 810.8036 Ame
Oclc: 166359969
Bib Id: 292687

Format: Book
Title: American Earth : environmental writing since Thoreau / edited by Bill McKibben ; foreword by Al Gore.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Literary Classics of the United States, c2008.
Description: xxxi, 1047 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm.
Series: Library of America
Series: Library of America
Subjects: Ecocriticism
Subjects: Environmental literature
Subjects: Ecology in literature
Subjects: Nature conservation
Subjects: Environmentalism
Other Author: McKibben, Bill
Other Author: Gore, Albert, 1948-
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Henry David Thoreau -- George Catlin -- Lydia Huntley Sigourney -- Susan Fenimore Cooper -- Table Rock Album -- Walt Whitman -- George Perkins Marsh -- P.T. Barnum -- John Muir -- W.H.H. Murray --Frederick Law Olmsted -- J. Sterling Morton -- Theodore Roosevelt -- Mary Austin -- Nathaniel Southgate Shaler -- John Burroughs -- Gifford Pinchot -- William T. Hornaday -- Theodore Dreiser -- Gene Stratton-Porter -- Henry Beston -- Benton MacKaye -- J.N. "Ding" Darling -- Robert Marshall -- Don Marquis -- Caroline Henderson -- Donald Culross Peattie -- Robinson Jeffers -- John Steinbeck --
Contents: Woodie Guthrie -- Marjory Stoneman Douglas --Aldo Leopold -- Berton Roueché -- Edwin Way Teale -- Helen and Scott Nearing -- Sigurd F. Olson -- E.B. White -- Loren Eiseley -- William O. Douglas -- Jane Jacobs -- Rachel Carson -- Russell Baker -- Elliot Porter -- Howard Zahniser -- Lyndon B. Johnson -- Kenneth E. Boulding -- Lynn White Jr. -- Edward Abbey -- Paul R. Ehrlich -- Garrett Hardin -- Philip K. Dick -- Colin Fletcher -- R. Buckminster Fuller -- Stephanie Mills -- Gary Snyder -- Denis Hayes -- Joseph Lelyveld -- Joni Mitchell & Marvin Gaye -- John McPhee -- Friends of the Earth -- Wendell Berry -- Annie Dillard --
Contents: Lewis Thomas -- David R. Brower -- Amory B. Lovins -- N. Scott Momaday -- Leslie Marmon Silko -- R. Crumb -- Wes Jackson -- Lois Marie Gibbs -- Jonathan Schell -- William Cronon -- Alice Walker -- E.O. Wilson -- César Chávez -- Barry Lopez -- W.S. Merwin -- Bill McKibben -- Robert D. Bullard -- Mary Oliver -- Terry Tenpest Williams -- Rick Bass -- Alan Durning -- Scott Russell Sanders -- George B. Schaller -- Ellen Meloy -- Linda Hogan -- David Abram -- Jack Turner -- Carl Anthony & Renée Soule -- Al Gore -- Richard Nelson -- David Quammen -- Janisse Ray -- Julia Butterfly Hill -- Calvin B. DeWitt -- Sandra Steingraber -- Barbara Kingsolver -- Michael Pollan -- Paul Hawken -- Rebecca Solnit.
LCCN: 2007940683
ISBN: 9781598530209 (trade ed.)
ISBN: 1598530208 (trade ed.)
ISBN: 9781598530247 (slipcase ed.)
ISBN: 1598530240 (slipcase ed.)
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Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 810.8036 Ame