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Wilderness Within: The Life...

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Canoe Country: An Embattled...

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Book News, February 2021



A Private Wilderness: The Journals of Sigurd F. Olson is in production and on track for its June release. I have seen the proof, and am more excited than ever. Even though the proof was in pdf format, it made the book seem more real to me because I finally got to see the the whole design. It is going to be a beautiful book.

Sigurd’s journals, of course, are the heart of it, but I think a lot of peo Read more of this blog post »
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The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
Crutzen wrote up his idea in a short essay, “Geology of Mankind,” that ran in Nature. “It seems appropriate to assign the term ‘Anthropocene’ to the present, in many ways human-dominated, geological epoch,” he observed. Among the many geologic-scale changes people have effected, Crutzen cited the following:
In a recent paper in the journal Nature, researchers calculated that the weight of human-made objects, which includes everything from our houses and cars to asphalt and heavy machinery is now equal to or greater than all the world’s biomass. This is yet another sign that we have entered the Anthropocene.
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Beginnings, it’s said, are apt to be shadowy.
The prologue of the book was inspired by Rachel Carson and the “fable” that opens “Silent Spring.” I’m a huge Carson fan, and the prologue was an experiment in trying to emulate her voice.
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