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Trees in Paradise: A California History
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Mar 11, 2014
The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492
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Jan 22, 2012
Wilderness  Political Ecology
Particularly interested in the article by Preston concerning pre-Columbian wildlife abundance in California, as cited in 1491: New Revelations of the ...more
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Aug 12, 2011
The Country in the City: The Greening of the San Francisco Bay Area
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This is pretty much an issue-by-issue history of environmentalism in the Bay Area, starting with John Muir and Olmsted. If you're like me and you find ...more
Jan 2008
Dec 20, 2007
Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England
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As a (very amateur) student of American environmental thought and admittedly inexperienced when it comes to history, it's difficult to view this book ...more
Sep 15, 2010
Oct 09, 2009
Living Landscape: The Extraordinary Rise of the East Bay Regional Park District and How It Preserved 100,000 Acres
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An adequate history of the district, but fairly uncritical. Depicts almost zero controversy, which seems highly improbable. No land deals gone sour? W ...more
May 25, 2016
Oct 01, 2010
Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water
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Some required retroactive expectation management: Marc Reisner was a journalist, writing for a general audience. Much like Charles Mann and Pollan and ...more
Aug 18, 2012
Jan 12, 2012