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City Wilds: Essays and Stories about Urban Nature
The assumptions we make about nature writing too often lead us to see it only as a literature about wilderness or rural areas. This anthology broadens our awareness of American nature writing by featuring the flora, fauna, geology, and climate that enrich and shape urban life. Set in neither pristine nor exotic environs, these stories and essays take us to rivers, parks, v ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published February 28th 2002 by University of Georgia Press
(first published February 2002)
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After recently submitting an essay to my Environmental Writing class and being told it was “a bit far a field” from the technical definition of environmental writing, I went in search of what that definition was. Personally, I feel the term covers a broad range of writing – including my essay, which was about food and culture. Fortunately, it seems plenty of writers feel the same as me, and City Wilds proves to be a compilation of essays that touch on urban life and how it relates to nature. Far ...more