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  • In Montana: The view from the ranchette

    From his own little ranchette in the beleaguered but beautiful Bitterroot Valley, a Western historian considers Montana's long history of being panicked about growth.

  • Nostalgic for the Pleistocene

    The lively scholarly essays collected in "Coming Home to the Pleistocene," by the late Paul Shepard, discuss "human ecology" - the study of human nature and human needs as formed by our evolution alongside wild animals.

  • Cantankerous and contradictory: Remembering Ed Abbey

    Ten years after Ed Abbey's death, a Moab writer remembers the man as complex and cantankerous - an "honest hero," with a sense of humor and a fierce love for the canyon country he so often wrote about.

  • Mormons on the land

    The anthology "New Genesis: A Mormon Reader on Land and Community" features essays by contemporary Mormons who seek a reconciliation between their faith and the Utah landscape.

  • Yankee stay home

    An East Coast writer recalls how he first fell utterly in love with the desert landscape of Tucson, Ariz., and later decided he loved it so much he would have to protect it by not moving there.

  • A polygamist of place: The tradition of the Eastern Westerner

    A writer is torn between his love and loyalty for two very different landscapes - the East Coast's Cape Cod and the mountains of Colorado.

  • We are shaped by the sound of wind, the slant of sunlight

    In the leading article of this essay issue, a writer says that nature writing is about much more than nature - it is about community, morality, character and hope as well.

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