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  • My kingdom is a horse

    The writer considers how hard it is to love the earth or anything else in the abstract, as opposed to the particular and familiar, and reminisces about getting to know a horse when he was a child.

  • Wallowing the flies away

    The writer and his brother try to cope with a plague of flies in the Wyoming outdoors.

  • Lessons of Lewis and Clark

    Daniel Botkin's book, "Our Natural History: the Lessons of Lewis and Clark," describes the Western wilderness the explorers saw in 1804-1806 and compares it to the West of today.

  • Naked and marvelous

    Kenneth Perry's topographic map of "The Colorado Plateau and its Drainage" is like seeing the West from heaven.

  • I like to hunt, but I don't like to kill

    A writer muses on the contradictions inherent in his love for the hunt but dislike of killing animals.

  • Leopold floats us to an understanding

    Chip Rawlins reviews A View of the River by Luna Leopold.

  • Forest Service: Villain and scapegoat

    Essay: The Forest Service is divided into old guard and new.

  • Good fences make good calluses

    To an economist, this is a subversive piece because it talks about the meaning of work, rather than about the price of labor and material.

  • Utahns try to bury Canyonlands dump

    The Department of Energy has run into stiff opposition to its plans for siting the nation's first high-level nuclear waste dump at the Davis and Lavender Canyon sites a mile from Canyonlands National Park.

  • Good dog, bad dog

    If dogs were totally incompatible with wilderness living, our ancestors wouldn't have bothered having them around back in the days before concrete and the Gross National Product.

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