American Earth : environmental writing since Thoreau / edited by Bill McKibben ; foreword by Al Gore
Book | Distributed to the trade by Penguin Putnam | 2008

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Description
xxxi, 1047 pages, 80 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Series
Library of America.
Note
"A special publication of the Library of America."
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 1015-1024) and index.
Contents
From Journals ; from Walden; or, Life in the woods ; from Huckleberries / Henry David Thoreau -- From Letters and notes on the manners, customs, and condition of the North American Indians / George Catlin -- Fallen forests / Lydia Huntley Sigourney -- From Rural hours / Susan Fenimore Cooper -- Table Rock album -- From Leaves of grass : This compost, Song of the redwood-tree / Walt Whitman -- From Man and nature / George Perkins Marsh -- From The humbugs of the world / P.T. Barnum -- From A thousand-mile walk to the Gulf ; A wind-storm in the forests ; from My first summer in the Sierra ; Hetch Hetchy Valley / John Muir -- From Adventures in the wilderness / W.H.H. Murray -- From A review of recent changes, and changes which have been projected, in the plans of the Central Park / Frederick Law Olmsted -- About trees / J. Sterling Morton -- To Frank Michler Chapman ; To John Burroughs ; Speech at Grand Canyon, Arizona, May 6, 1903 / Theodore Roosevelt -- The scavengers / Mary Austin -- From Man and the earth / Nathaniel Southgate Shaler -- The art of seeing things ; The grist of the gods ; Nature near home / John Burroughs -- Prosperity / Gifford Pinchot -- The bird tragedy on Laysan Island / William T. Hornaday -- A certain oil refinery / Theodore Dreiser -- The last passenger pigeon / Gene Stratton-Porter -- Orion rises on the dunes / Henry Beston -- The indigenous and the metropolitan / Benton MacKaye -- "What a few more seasons will do to the ducks" / J.N. "Ding" Darling -- From Wintertrip into new country / Robert Marshall -- what the ants are saying / Don Marquis -- Letter from the Dust Bowl / Caroline Henderson -- Birds that are New Yorkers / Donald Culross Peattie -- The answer ; Carmel Point / Robinson Jeffers -- From The grapes of wrath / John Steinbeck --
This land is your land / Woody Guthrie -- From The Everglades : river of grass / Marjory Stoneman Douglas -- From A Sand County almanac / Aldo Leopold -- The fog / Berton Roueché -- The longest day / Edwin Way Teale -- From Living the good life / Helen and Scott Nearing -- Northern lights / Sigurd F. Olson -- Sootfall and fallout / E.B. White -- How flowers changed the world / Loren Eiseley -- From My wilderness : the Pacific West ; Dissent in Sierra Club v. Morton / William O. Douglas -- From The death and life of great American cities / Jane Jacobs -- From Silent spring / Rachel Carson -- The Great Paver / Russell Baker -- The living canyon / Eliot Porter -- From the Wilderness Act of 1964 / Howard Zahniser -- Remarks at the signing of the Highway Beautification Act of 1965 / Lyndon B. Johnson -- From The economics of the coming spaceship earth / Kenneth E. Boulding -- From The historical roots of our ecologic crisis / Lynn White Jr. -- Polemic : industrial tourism and the national parks / Edward Abbey -- From The population bomb / Paul R. Ehrlich -- From The tragedy of the commons / Garrett Hardin -- From Do androids dream of electric sheep? / Philip K. Dick -- A sample day in the kitchen / Colin Fletcher -- Spaceship Earth / R. Buckminster Fuller -- Mills College valedictory address / Stephanie Mills -- Smokey the Bear Sutra ; Covers the ground / Gary Snyder -- The beginning / Denis Hayes -- Millions join Earth Day observances across the nation / Joseph Lelyveld -- Big yellow taxi ; Mercy mercy me (the ecology) / Joni Mitchell & Marvin Gaye -- From Encounters with the Archdruid / John McPhee -- From Only one earth / Friends of the Earth -- Manifesto : the Mad Farmer Liberation Front ; The making of a marginal farm ; Preserving wildness / Wendell Berry -- Fecundity / Annie Dillard --
The world's biggest membrane / Lewis Thomas -- The third planet : operating instructions / David R. Brower -- From Energy strategy : the road not taken? / Amory B. Lovins -- A First American views his land / N. Scott Momaday -- From Ceremony / Leslie Marmon Silko -- A short history of America / R. Crumb -- Outside the solar village : one utopian farm / Wes Jackson -- From Love Canal : my story / Lois Marie Gibbs -- From The fate of the earth / Jonathan Schell -- Seasons of want and plenty / William Cronon -- Everything is a human being / Alice Walker -- Bernhardsdorp / E.O. Wilson -- Wrath of Grapes Boycott speech / César Chávez -- A presentation of whales / Barry Lopez -- Place / W.S. Merwin -- From The end of nature / Bill McKibben -- From Dumping in Dixie / Robert D. Bullard -- The summer day / Mary Oliver -- From Refuge : an unnatural history of family and place / Terry Tempest Williams -- From The Ninemile wolves / Rick Bass -- The dubious rewards of consumption / Alan Durning -- After the flood / Scott Russell Sanders -- From The last panda / George B. Schaller -- The flora and fauna of Las Vegas / Ellen Meloy -- Dwellings / Linda Hogan -- From The ecology of magic / David Abram -- The song of the white pelican / Jack Turner -- A multicultural approach to ecopsychology / Carl Anthony & Renée Soule -- Speech at the Kyoto Climate Change Conference / Al Gore -- From Heart and blood : living with deer in America / Richard Nelson -- Planet of weeds / David Quammen -- From Ecology of a cracker childhood / Janisse Ray -- From The legacy of Luna / Julia Butterfly Hill -- From Inspirations for sustaining life on earth : greeting friends in their Andean gardens / Calvin B. DeWitt -- From Having faith / Sandra Steingraber -- Knowing our place / Barbara Kingsolver -- From The omnivore's dilemma / Michael Pollan -- From Blessed unrest / Paul Hawken -- The Thoreau problem / Rebecca Solnit.
Subject
Added Author
McKibben, Bill.
Gore, Al, 1948-
ISBN
9781598530209 trade ed.
1598530208 trade ed.
9781598530247 slipcase ed.
1598530240 slipcase ed.
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