Environmental Literature Links to Associated Web Sites
Henry David Thoreau's WALDEN 1854
The Thoreau Society and Thoreau
Institute have a website which covers almost everything you would
ever want to know about him and Walden Pond
An electronic copy of
Walden is helpful. For one
thing, you can search for specific words. There are also pictures and
old student term papers if you wanted to cheat, but that would not be
much help in our class. There is even a dictionary of obscure
American words to help us over the hard parts.
Drummer is the emagazine of the Thoreau Institute. People are
still finding out new things about Thoreau and his friends.
Hall of Fame has a biography, bibliography and good web links for
John Muir's THE MOUNTAINS OF CALIFORNIA 1894
Muir Exhibit is a Sierra Club website with more about him than
even I wanted to know, but wonderful. Pictures as well as text.
April 21st is
Muir Day in the U.S. and this is a teachers website with projects
and ideas for classroom activities.
John Muir and his wife and
two daughters lived in a huge ranch house in Martinez, Calif. which
is now a national historic park which you can visit. One of our
graduates was the ranger who restored the garden with the plants
which Muir and his family grew.
Muir Wilderness was named after him because it was one of his
favorite places. You can visit it, but you will need a permit.
of Fame has a biography, bibliography and web links for Muir
Mary Hunter Austin's LAND OF LITTLE RAIN 1903
Criticism from her time and modern scholarship about her.
literary website with old critical reviews and modern suggestions
to teachers who want to read her works with their students. It also
has lots of e-copies of her short stories and essays.
of her house in Independence and the land around it.
Review of a
book about Austin
Aldo Leopold's SAND COUNTY ALMANAC 1949
Center biographical sketch with lots of links
Would you like to read
some more books
by Aldo Leopold. Here is a list of those in paperback, and a good
web list too.
Here is the
Wildlife Refuge in the Sand Counties which is named for Aldo
A conversation with
Flader, the foremost literary expert on Aldo Leopold.
sketch of Aldo Leopold by the Wilderness Society of which he was
a charter member
Edward Abbey's DESERT SOLITAIRE 1968
as he is remembered in his home state, Pennsylvannia. Family
photos and all.
Abbey's Web, a huge site
with biography, bibliography, links, information and books for sale.
of Fame has good links to Abbey sites including an essay titled
"Why I Stopped Reading Edward Abbey"
of Desert Solitaire by a feminist English professor, sets Abbey
in his context and reflects on his impact on the culture.
Annie Dillard's PILGRIM AT TINKER CREEK 1974
Dillard was one of several young southern writters who came from
General Sites about Environmental Literature and Nature Writing
The Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
ASLE has long lists of books
about nature published recently, notices of conferences, advice for
students who are interested in graduate study in this topic, and
suggestions for teachers.
The Ecology Hall of
Fame has biographical notes and links for some of the best nature
writers and nature preservation activists, living and dead. It
includes Thoreau, and Muir, but also Julia "Butterfly" Hill.
Nature in Legend
and Story is a web site with ancient and modern stories about
nature and scholarship about mythology and nature.