Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold
Much of the Almanac elaborates on this basic premise, as well as on Leopold's view that it is something of a human duty to preserve as much wild land as possible, as a kind of bank for the biological future of all species. Beautifully written, quiet, and elegant, Leopold's book deserves continued study and discussion today. --Gregory McNamee
"America's finest environmental magazine" (Boston Globe) is an influential forum for re-imagining humanity's relationship to nature, culture, and place, featuring America's foremost writers and artists.
Land Is Relationship, An Essay By Peter Forbes
"And even though our relationships with the land are tenuous right now, the far majority of Americans know that their true wealth or security isn't in their bank accounts or in the numbers of troops stationed on others' land, but comes from the stories about the people and places in their lives; our true health and security comes from our relationships."
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, Michael Pollan
The author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, which started a national conversation about American eating habits, now tells us how to change those habits in his new book. He proposes an alternate way of eating, one that takes us back to ages-old traditions of eating healthy unprocessed foods straight from farms.
Our Land, Ourselves: Readings on People and Place
Our Land, Ourselves is a collection of diverse readings on the many themes of people and place - themes such as the protection of wilderness and the idea of the wild, the nature of home, the purpose of work, and the meaning of community. These voices suggest a new way of viewing land conservation as the process of building values and positively shaping human lives.