Items by Andrea Clark Mason
Writer David Mogen sets out to understand his childhood and his rural ancestors, who lived along Montana’s Hi-Line, just below the Canadian border.
Mary Clearman Blew struck out on her own, leaving rural Montana and a life as a housewife to become a professor and writer.
In Cities and Nature in the American West, environmental historians dissect the relationship between the urban West and the natural landscape.
In the short stories collected in The Mechanics of Falling, Catherine Brady describes fragile people whose precarious lives are unraveling.
A certified crash-test dummy known as Homer helps Montana engineering professor Robb Larson study the effects of avalanches on the human body.
In the anthology Let There Be Night, editor Paul Bogard and 29 writers and scientists testify on behalf of the value of darkness.
In the Blast Zone: Catastrophe and Renewal on Mount St. Helens is an anthology of essays, poems and scientific reports about the return of life to a volcanic landscape.
- Ryan Stevenson on Can human judgment handle avalanches?
- Bryan Daneman on Scarcity and survival reign in ‘The Water Knife’
- Krista Langlois on Idaho mining dispute raises questions about the future of wilderness
- Bill Azevedo on Deaths renew calls for national parks to rescind BASE jumping bans
- Jim Brandau on When poisoning is the solution