American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (LOA #182) (Library of America)

4.21 avg rating
( 433 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781598530209: American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (LOA #182) (Library of America)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Bill McKibben, editor, is the author of many books, including The End of Nature (1989), the first account of global warming for a general audience, and most recently Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future (2007). Since 2006, he has organized the largest demonstrations against the causes of global warming in American history. He is scholar in residence at Middlebury College.

Review:

"In his introduction to this superb anthology, McKibben ("The End of Nature") proposes that "environmental writing is America's most distinctive contribution to the world's literature." The collected pieces amply prove the point. Arranged chronologically, McKibbin's selection of more than 100 writers includes some of the great early conservationists, such as Henry David Thoreau, John Muir and John Burroughs, and many other eloquent nature writers, including Donald Cultross Peattie, Edwin Way Teale and Henry Beston. The early exponents of national parks and wilderness areas have their say, as do writers who have borne witness to environmental degradation-John Steinbeck and Caroline Henderson on the dust bowl, for example, and Berton Roueche and others who have reported on the effects of toxic pollution. Visionaries like Buckminster Fuller and Amory Lovins are represented, as are a wealth of contemporary activist/writers, among them Barry Lopez, Terry Tempest Williams, Barbara Kingsolver, Michael Pollan, Paul Hawken, and Calvin deWitt, cofounder of the Evangelical Environmental Network. McKibben's trenchant introductions to the pieces sum up each writer's thoughts and form a running commentary on the progress of the conservation movement. The book, being published on Earth Day, can be read as a survey of the literature of American environmentalism, but above all, it should be enjoyed for the sheer beauty of the writing."
-"Publisher's Weekly"

aIn his introduction to this superb anthology, McKibben ("The End of Nature") proposes that "environmental writing is America's most distinctive contribution to the world's literature." The collected pieces amply prove the point. Arranged chronologically, McKibbin's selection of more than 100 writers includes some of the great early conservationists, such as Henry David Thoreau, John Muir and John Burroughs, and many other eloquent nature writers, including Donald Cultross Peattie, Edwin Way Teale and Henry Beston. The early exponents of national parks and wilderness areas have their say, as do writers who have borne witness to environmental degradationaJohn Steinbeck and Caroline Henderson on the dust bowl, for example, and Berton RouechA(c) and others who have reported on the effects of toxic pollution. Visionaries like Buckminster Fuller and Amory Lovins are represented, as are a wealth of contemporary activist/writers, among them Barry Lopez, Terry Tempest Williams, Barbara Kingsolver, Michael Pollan, Paul Hawken, and Calvin deWitt, cofounder of the Evangelical Environmental Network. McKibben's trenchant introductions to the pieces sum up each writer's thoughts and form a running commentary on the progress of the conservation movement. The book, being published on Earth Day, can be read as a survey of the literature of American environmentalism, but above all, it should be enjoyed for the sheer beauty of the writing.a
a"Publisheras Weekly"

In his introduction to this superb anthology, McKibben ("The End of Nature") proposes that "environmental writing is America's most distinctive contribution to the world's literature." The collected pieces amply prove the point. Arranged chronologically, McKibbin's selection of more than 100 writers includes some of the great early conservationists, such as Henry David Thoreau, John Muir and John Burroughs, and many other eloquent nature writers, including Donald Cultross Peattie, Edwin Way Teale and Henry Beston. The early exponents of national parks and wilderness areas have their say, as do writers who have borne witness to environmental degradation John Steinbeck and Caroline Henderson on the dust bowl, for example, and Berton Rouech and others who have reported on the effects of toxic pollution. Visionaries like Buckminster Fuller and Amory Lovins are represented, as are a wealth of contemporary activist/writers, among them Barry Lopez, Terry Tempest Williams, Barbara Kingsolver,

?In his introduction to this superb anthology, McKibben ("The End of Nature") proposes that "environmental writing is America's most distinctive contribution to the world's literature." The collected pieces amply prove the point. Arranged chronologically, McKibbin's selection of more than 100 writers includes some of the great early conservationists, such as Henry David Thoreau, John Muir and John Burroughs, and many other eloquent nature writers, including Donald Cultross Peattie, Edwin Way Teale and Henry Beston. The early exponents of national parks and wilderness areas have their say, as do writers who have borne witness to environmental degradation?John Steinbeck and Caroline Henderson on the dust bowl, for example, and Berton Rouech? and others who have reported on the effects of toxic pollution. Visionaries like Buckminster Fuller and Amory Lovins are represented, as are a wealth of contemporary activist/writers, among them Barry Lopez, Terry Tempest Williams, Barbara Kingsolver

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781598530247: American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (Special Publication of The

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 1598530240 ISBN 13: 9781598530247
Publisher: Library of America, 2008
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

0
Published by Library of America
ISBN 10: 1598530208 ISBN 13: 9781598530209
New Quantity available: 3
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Library of America. Condition: New. Brand New From The Publisher! Not Marked Up Remainders or Shelf Worn Overstocks!|VCF. Seller Inventory # OTF-S-9781598530209

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.46
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Mckibben, Bill (edt)
ISBN 10: 1598530208 ISBN 13: 9781598530209
New Quantity available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 5466791-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.19
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

3.

Published by Library of America (2008)
ISBN 10: 1598530208 ISBN 13: 9781598530209
New Hardcover Quantity available: 20
Seller:
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Library of America, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9781598530209

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

4.

McKibben, Bill
Published by Library of America 5/1/2008 (2008)
ISBN 10: 1598530208 ISBN 13: 9781598530209
New Hardcover Quantity available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Library of America 5/1/2008, 2008. Hardback or Cased Book. Condition: New. American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9781598530209

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 37.64
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Bill McKibben (Editor), Al Gore (Foreword)
Published by Library of America (2008)
ISBN 10: 1598530208 ISBN 13: 9781598530209
New Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(Richmond, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Library of America, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1598530208

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

ISBN 10: 1598530208 ISBN 13: 9781598530209
New Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 531ZZZ00P9DG_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.15
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

7.

ISBN 10: 1598530208 ISBN 13: 9781598530209
New Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 535ZZZ00P98F_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.15
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

ISBN 10: 1598530208 ISBN 13: 9781598530209
New Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Booklot
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 530ZZZ00SVIU_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.15
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

ISBN 10: 1598530208 ISBN 13: 9781598530209
New Quantity available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 52ZZZZ00REVT_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.15
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

10.

ISBN 10: 1598530208 ISBN 13: 9781598530209
New Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 536ZZZ00S1QT_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.15
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book