By William H. Tishler
Jens Jensen (1860–1951) was once one among America's such a lot distinct panorama architects and a pioneering conservationist. in the course of his lengthy and effective profession, this Danish-born visionary labored for and with a number of the country's such a lot renowned electorate and designers, together with Henry Ford, Louis Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright. He grew to become the world over popular for his layout of landscapes through the Midwest and past, his contributions to the yankee conservation stream, and his philosophy that emphasised the importance of nature in people's lives. He stumbled on notion within the panorama, really the crops local to a zone, and used to be an environmentalist lengthy sooner than the time period turned popular.
Today, Jensen may be top remembered for constructing The Clearing on Wisconsin's Door County Peninsula. however the outspoken perspectives in his writings—many of that have been incorporated in ephemeral making plans studies, early newspapers, and out-of-print journals—are now nearly forgotten, aside from his small books. Jens Jensen: Writings encouraged by way of Nature is a suite of Jensen's most important but lesser-known articles. The scope of Jensen's philosophy represented in those writings will additional solidify his legacy and rightful position along conservation leaders similar to John Muir and Aldo Leopold.
By Peter Compton
By Nigel Calder
Praise for this boating classic:
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By Elizabeth Birchall
By Jerry Apps
In by no means Curse the Rain, Jerry stocks his stories of water, from its significance to his family’s vegetation and farm animals to its many leisure uses—fishing journeys, canoe trips, and the straightforward pleasures of a day spent dreaming within the haymow as rain patters at the barn roof. Water remains to be a touchstone in Jerry’s existence, and he explores the methods he’s chanced on it worthwhile in soothing a brain or liberating creativity. He additionally discusses his matters in regards to the way forward for water and making sure we regularly have adequate. For, as Jerry writes, "Water is likely one of the most dear issues in the world, useful for all existence, and we needs to do every thing we will to guard it."
By Bil Gilbert
Natural Coincidence collects a few of Bil Gilbert's best writing, overlaying a various diversity of topics that come with investigations of the biology of Tasmanian devils, the lives and loves of snapping turtles, and an appreciation of the intelligence of crows. completely suiting this eclectic collection of angles is Gilbert's specific writing variety, a mix of unprepossessing erudition, wit, and honesty that has been in comparison to Aldo Leopold's Sand County Almanac.
The assortment opens with a memoir of a formative years Christmas in western Michigan, ahead of Gilbert's fascination with the wildlife drew him to extra unique locales like Tasmania, Alaska, Nova Scotia, and long island to write down approximately such themes because the javelina, bigfoot, buffalo, and ringtails.
"More than 50 years ago," writes Gilbert, "without a transparent thought approximately why or the place i used to be going, I trigger on a visit from Kalamazoo, Michigan. i'm nonetheless touring towards an unknown vacation spot. yet alongside the best way, even more for purposes of fine good fortune than considerate making plans, i've got met many superb beings and happenings. The essays showing in Natural Coincidence signify an try and describe a few of these wonders. i admire to imagine, or no less than faux, that the foundation for and subject of this e-book is gratitude."
By Scott Abbott,Sam Rushforth
"Abbott and Rushforth have a knack for interesting readers."
"[Wild Rides] turns into approximately greater than using motorcycles and admiring nature through the 4 seasons. It additionally presents an intimate glimpse into the minds and hearts of 2 males, and the result is either awesome and refreshing."
"A hugely flexible, clever, enjoyable, highly informative ebook for readers of every age and interests…[Abbott and Rushforth's] literary counterpoint and harmonizing are as humorously attractive as they're elucidating."
—THE UTAH REVIEW
"Ride besides Sam and Scott via outstanding panorama and proportion their huge wisdom of its many vegetation and creatures and how their livesand oursturn with each one new season."
Chip Ward, writer of Canaries at the Rim: dwelling Downwind within the West
"It's like Zen and the artwork of bike Maintenance meets Desert Solitaire in Utah County."
Scott Carrier, writer of Running After Antelope
"Come fall in ask yourself with nature and humankind as those students and mountain motorbike lovers discover flowers, fauna and the follies of existence, love, friendship and getting older. Abbott and Rushforth are brash and gorgeous, their observations cleareyed, certain and soulful. by means of the top of the journey you’ll comprehend extra approximately Utah’s panorama and men’s hearts than you ever imagined."
Brooke Adams, former editor of the Salt Lake Observer and Salt Lake Tribune reporter
"Sometimes you want to get at the motorbike and exit with the wild issues in case you are going to get there in any respect. Scott Abbott and Sam Rushforth exhibit us the way in which. Mount up. this is our price ticket to ride."
Charles Bowden, writer of Blues for Cannibals
"Following the conversations and adventures of Scott and Sam during this paintings used to be a delightmy simply criticism is that i used to be stung by way of an absolute wish to subscribe to them. The gusto and fervour they've got for this land comes via on each page."
Steven L. Peck, writer of The pupil of Moab and A brief remain in Hell
"Imagine Plato’s Phaedrus and a box consultant to Utah fauna and vegetation left in an inside of pocket of a sweaty, oft-used CamelBak get familiar and copulate. The clever progeny, scratched and scented, philosophizing its method out, will be Wild Rides and Wildflowers, coauthored by means of Scott Abbott and Sam Rushforth."
Larry Menlove, for The Provo Canyon Review
By Matthieu Mastalerz
Ah ! l. a. vie. Se confronter à cette épineuse query, n’est-ce pas aussi aborder celle de l. a. mort ? L’auteur a l’audace d’effectuer notre propre introspection et de donner un sens à ce questionnement. En paresseux que nous sommes, nous suivons volontiers sa réflexion.
By Ernest Thompson Seton
In addition to in brief outlining the rules of scouting, Seton discusses Indian customs and legislation in addition to songs, dances, and ceremonies. He indicates either indoor and outdoors actions and offers a wealth of data on Indian signal language and video games, campfire stories, forestry, and lots of different desirable proof and fancies.
By James Baker Hall
An insightful meditation at the moving nature of people' relationships with the land and with one another, Berry's essay laments the industrial, political, and societal adjustments that experience ceaselessly altered Kentucky's wealthy agricultural traditions. Berry additionally provides a deeply own standpoint to Hall's eloquent visible testimony.
With a farm of his personal within sight, Berry used to be an established good friend and neighbor of the households proven in Hall's photographs and participated of their paintings swapping. as well as detailing the repetitive, strenuous hard work curious about harvesting a tobacco crop, he relates thoughts of news advised, laughs shared, nutrition savored, and short moments of leisure and refreshment good earned.
Hall's amazing pictures remove darkness from the characters and occasions that Berry describes. throughout the 1973 harvest, he photographed the rows stretching towards the horizon whereas workers reduce a tobacco crop, one plant at a time, until eventually the final row used to be reduce, hauled, and housed within the barn. those photos powerfully exhibit the actual reports of a Kentucky tobacco harvest: the warmth of the sunlight, the airborne dirt and dust, and the folks demanding at paintings.
James Baker Hall, former Kentucky Poet Laureate, is the writer of many books, together with The overall gentle Process and Yates Paul, His Grand Fights, His Tootings.
Wendell Berry is a poet, a novelist, a farmer, a conservationist, and a former professor of English. His books comprise The Unsettling of the USA: tradition and Agriculture, Jayber Crow, Two extra tales of the Port William Membership, Life is a Miracle: An Essay opposed to sleek Superstition, and Harlan Hubbard: lifestyles and Work.