The Driftless Reader

Co-edited with Keefe Keeley, The Driftless Reader (University of Wisconsin Press, 2017) brings together a wide array of writings — essays, fiction, memoirs, letters, scientific accounts, history, poetry, songs, and more — on the natural and cultural history of the Driftless Area of the Upper Midwest.  Learn more and order a copy here.

 

Aldo Leopold on Forestry and Conservation:   Toward a Durable Scale of Values

Co-edited with Jed Meunier, and published in 2017 by the Society of American Foresters in collaboration with the Aldo Leopold Foundation.  This volume collects 46 of Leopold’s seminal papers, letters, presentations, and other writings published in the Journal of Forestry and other outlets.  Learn more and order a copy here.

Aldo Leopold:  A Sand County Almanac & Other Writings on Ecology and Conservation

I was honored to edit this special collection published by the Library of America (2013).  It includes the entirety of A Sand County Almanac, as well as more than fifty of Leopold key articles and essays, journal entries, and selected correspondence.  Learn more and order a copy here.

Aldo Leopold:  His Life and Work, 2010 ed.

This is the 2010 edition of my biography of Aldo Leopold, first published in 1988.  This updated edition features a new preface and an appreciation by Wendell Berry.  Learn more and order a copy here.

 

 

Correction Lines:  Essays on Land, Leopold, and Conservation

Correction Lines (Island Press, 2004) is a collection of essays written over about a 15-year period of transition in conservation, revised and woven together with some new thoughts on the Aldo Leopold’s evolving legacy amid changing national and global circumstances.   (As we continue to walk the correction lines on the land!)  Learn more and order a copy here.

The Essential Aldo Leopold:  Quotations and Commentaries

Co-edited with Rick Knight, The Essential Aldo Leopold (University of Wisconsin Press, 1999) brings together Leopold’s most insightful thoughts on topics ranging from forestry, wildlife, and wilderness to history, policy, and ethics.  The volume includes commentaries by leading nature writers, conservationists, and environmental scholars, including Susan Flader, Gary Paul Nabhan, Terry Tempest Williams, and Donald Worster.   Learn more and order a copy here.

Peppino:  Stories of an Italian Boy Who Came to America

As a college student, I interviewed my beloved grandfather, Joseph De Vivo, about his childhood experience of immigrating from southern Italy to western Pennsylvania.  In 2003 I revisited his stories and published them as Peppino, with illustrations by my friend, the gifted illustrator Victor Bakhtin.  Learn more and order a copy here.

Wallace Stegner and the Continental Vision:  Critical Essays and Commentary

This collection of essays (Island Press, 1997) explores the works and influence of writer, historian, teacher, and conservationist Wallace Stegner.   This book came out of a conference held in Madison, WI following Stegner’s passing in  1993.   Learn more and order a copy here.

Aldo Leopold:  His Life and Work

This is the original edition of my biography of Aldo Leopold (University of Wisconsin Press, 1988).

“An excellent, full-length biography of a figure central to the environmental history of the United States.”
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