John Muir

Life and Work
Edited by Sally Miller

Moving beyond the preservationist/utilitarian dichotomy, these essays reveal the complexity of Muir's contribution, stressing the anthropomorphic, aesthetic, and recreational bases of his values. The insights of the historians, literary critics, philosophers, and scientists presented here provide readers with a greater appreciation for Muir's multidimensional personality and his contributions to the preservation movement.

An Unsettled Country

Changing Landscapes of the American West
By Donald Worster

In these four essays, which were presented as the 1992 Calvin P. Horn Lectures in Western History and Culture, Donald Worster incisively discusses the role of the natural environment in the making of the West--and often in its unmaking and remaking.

Water in New Mexico

A History of Its Management and Use
By Ira G. Clark

The most comprehensive reference on the state's most precious resource is now back in print.

Desert Passages

Encounters with the American Deserts
By Patricia Nelson Limerick

Traces the development of American attitudes toward the desert using case studies from many writers over the years.