American Earth : environmental writing since Thoreau / edited by Bill McKibben ; foreword by Al Gore

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Subjects: Environmentalism
Environmental literature
Ecology in literature
Nature conservation
Ecocriticism
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York, NY : Literary Classics of the United States : Distributed to the trade by Penguin Putnam, c2008
Series: Library of America
Library of America
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: xxxi, 1047 p., [80] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm
Table of Contents: Foreword / Al Gore
Introduction
from Journals / Henry David Thoreau 2
from Walden; or, Life in the Woods / Henry David Thoreau 9
from Huckleberries / Henry David Thoreau 26
from Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians / George Catlin 37
Fallen Forests / Lydia Huntley Sigourney 46
from Rural Hours / Susan Fenimore Cooper 48
Table Rock Album 59
from Leaves of Grass: This Compost / Walt Whitman 62
Song of the Redwood-Tree / Walt Whitman 65
from Man and Nature / George Perkins Marsh 71
from The Humbugs of the World / P. T. Barnum 81
from A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf / John Muir 85
A Wind-Storm in the Forests / John Muir 89
from My First Summer in the Sierra / John Muir 98
Hetch Hetchy Valley / John Muir 104
from Adventures in the Wilderness / W. H. H. Murray 113
from A Review of Recent Changes, and Changes Which Have Been Projected, in the Plans of the Central Park / Frederick Law Olmsted 120
About Trees / J. Sterling Morton 126
To Frank Michler Chapman / Theodore Roosevelt 130
To John Burroughs / Theodore Roosevelt 131
Speech at Grand Canyon, Arizona, May 6, 1903 / Theodore Roosevelt 132
The Scavengers / Mary Austin 134
from Man and the Earth / Nathaniel Southgate Shaler 140
The Art of Seeing Things / John Burroughs 146
The Grist of the Gods / John Burroughs 159
Nature Near Home / John Burroughs 168
Prosperity / Gifford Pinchot 173
The Bird Tragedy on Laysan Island / William T. Hornaday 181
A Certain Oil Refinery / Theodore Dreiser 186
The Last Passenger Pigeon / Gene Stratton-Porter 192
Orion Rises on the Dunes / Henry Beston 205
The Indigenous and the Metropolitan / Benton MacKaye 209
"What a few more seasons will do to the ducks" / J. N. , ", Ding, " 224
from Wintertrip into New Country / Robert Marshall 225
what the ants are saying / Don Marquis 235
Letter from the Dust Bowl / Caroline Henderson 239
Birds That Are New Yorkers / Donald Culross Peattie 245
The Answer / Robinson Jeffers 251
Carmel Point / Robinson Jeffers 252
from The Grapes of Wrath / John Steinbeck 254
This Land Is Your Land / Woody Guthrie 258
from The Everglades: River of Grass / Marjory Stoneman Douglas 260
from A Sand County Almanac / Aldo Leopold 266
The Fog / Berton Roueche 295
The Longest Day / Edwin Way Teale 313
from Living the Good Life / Helen Nearing, Scott Nearing 318
Northern Lights / Sigurd F. Olson 323
Sootfall and Fallout / E. B. White 327
How Flowers Changed the World / Loren Eiseley 337
from My Wilderness: The Pacific West / William O. Douglas 348
Dissentin Sierra Club v. Morton / William O. Douglas 355
from The Death and Life of Great America Cities / Jane Jacobs 359
from Silent Spring / Rachel Carson 366
The Great Paver / Russell Baker 377
The Living Canyon / Eliot Porter 380
from The Wilderness Act of 1964 / Howard Zahniser 392
Remarks at the Signing of the Highway Beautification Act of 1965 / Lyndon B. Johnson 395
from The Economics of the Coming Spaceship Earth / Kenneth E. Boulding 399
On the Historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis / Lynn White, Jr. 405
Polemic: Industrial Tourism and the National Parks / Edward Abbey 413
from The Population Bomb / Paul R. Ehrlich 434
from The Tragedy of the Commons / Garrett Hardin 438
from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? / Philip K. Dick 451
A Sample Day in the Kitchen / Colin Fletcher 454
Spaceship Earth / R. Buckminster Fuller 464
Mills College Valedictory Address / Stephanie Mills 469
Smokey the Bear Sutra / Gary Snyder 473
Covers the Ground / Gary Snyder 477
The Beginning / Denis Hayes 480
Millions Join Earth Day Observances Across the Nation / Joseph Lelyveld 484
Big Yellow Taxi / Joni Mitchell, Marvin Gaye 490
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) / Joni Mitchell, Marvin Gaye 491
from Encounters with the Archdruid / John McPhee 493
from Only One Earth 500
Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front / Wendell Berry 505
The Making of a Marginal Farm / Wendell Berry 507
Preserving Wildness / Wendell Berry 516
Fecundity / Annie Dillard 531
The World's Biggest Membrane / Lewis Thomas 550
The Third Planet: Operating Instructions / David R. Brower 555
from Energy Strategy: The Road Not Taken? / Amory B. Lovins 559
A First American Views His Land / N. Scott Momaday 570
from Ceremony / Leslie Marmon Silko 582
A Short History of America / R. Crumb 591
Outside the Solar Village: One Utopian Farm / Wes Jackson 595
from Love Canal: My Story / Lois Marie Gibbs 609
from The Fate of the Earth / Jonathan Schell 622
Seasons of Want and Plenty / William Cronon 632
Everything Is a Human Being / Alice Walker 659
Bernhardsdorp / E. O. Wilson 671
Wrath of Grapes Boycott Speech / Cesar Chavez 690
A Presentation of Whales / Barry Lopez 696
Place / W. S. Merwin 716
from The End of Nature / Bill McKibben 718
from Dumping in Dixie / Robert D. Bullard 725
The Summer Day / Mary Oliver 737
from Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place / Terry Tempest Williams 739
from The Ninemile Wolves / Rick Bass 760
The Dubious Rewards of Consumption / Alan Durning 770
After the Flood / Scott Russell Sanders 781
from The Last Panda / George B. Schaller 790
The Flora and Fauna of Las Vegas / Ellen Meloy 793
Dwellings / Linda Hogan 809
from The Ecology of Magic / David Abram 815
The Song of the White Pelican / Jack Turner 835
A Multicultural Approach to Ecopsychology / Carl Anthony, Renee Soule 849
Speech at the Kyoto Climate Change Conference / Al Gore 855
from Heart and Blood: Living with Deer in America / Richard Nelson 860
Planet of Weeds / David Quammen 874
from Ecology of a Cracker Childhood / Janisse Ray 898
from The Legacy of Luna / Julia Butterfly Hill 907
from Inspirations for Sustaining Life on Earth: Greeting Friends in Their Andean Gardens / Calvin B. DeWitt 920
from Having Faith / Sandra Steingraber 929
Knowing Our Place / Barbara Kingsolver 939
from The Omnivore's Dilemma / Michael Pollan 948
from Blessed Unrest / Paul Hawken 961
The Thoreau Problem / Rebecca Solnit 971
Chronology 997
Note on the Illustrations 1005
Sources and Acknowledgments 1015
Index 1025
Additional Authors: McKibben, Bill
Gore, Albert, 1948-
Notes: LCCN: 2007940683
ISBN: 9781598530209 (trade ed.)
ISBN: 1598530208 (trade ed.)
ISBN: 9781598530247 (slipcase ed.)
ISBN: 1598530240 (slipcase ed.)
"A special publication of the Library of America."
Includes bibliographical references 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
OCLC Number: 166359969
ISBN/ISSN: 9781598530209
1598530208
9781598530247
1598530240