The Forest and the Sea. New York: 1960.
A descriptive, philosophic and scientific discussion of Nature and Ecology. Examines the range of ecosystems and a wide variety of topics relating to biological communities. Excerpts may be useful inclass.
Ekirch, Arthur A., Jr.
Man and Nature in America.
New York: Columbia University Press, 1973.
Outlines the history of American views toward Nature from Thomas Jefferson through recent history and the birth of the conservationist ideology.
Mirror of America: Literary Encounters with the National
National Parks Foundation: 1989.
Readings on the National Parks by American authors from before 1950.
Certain readings may be very useful for class.
Hayes, Samuel P.
Conservation and the Gospel of Efficiency.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1959.
Gateway Offers New Yorkers a Taste of Wilderness.
A Sand County Almanac.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1966.
Wonderful, descriptive essays on Nature and one man’s view of it.
Wilderness and the American Mind.
Third Edition. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1982.
A comprehensive view of the evolution of attitudes toward wilderness and America’s responses to these attitudes.
National Parks for a New Generation: Visions, Realities, Prospects.
The Conservation Foundation, 1985.
A detailed overview of our National Park System with discussions of policy, management, and goals.
Notes on Virginia.
Washington D.C.: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association, 1903.
Reiger, John, F.
American Sportsmen and the Origins of Conservation.
New York: Winchester Press, 1975.
History of the roles of hunters and fishermen in the environmental movement. Includes a picture album of sports and conservation.
National Parks: The American Experience.
Second Edition. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1987.
Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary.
Mass.: G. & C. Merriam Co., 1977.