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American Wilderness Writing (February 2016): Works Cited

By Erik Hage

Works Cited

Abbey, Edward.  Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness.  McGraw-Hill, 1968.

Ambrose, Stephen.  Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West.  Simon & Schuster, 1996.

Anderson, John G. T.  Deep Things out of Darkness: A History of Natural History.  California, 2013 (CH, Aug’13, 50-6742).

Austin, Mary.  The Land of Little Rain.  Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1903.

Bartram, William.  Travels through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Greek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws.  James & Johnson, 1791.

Berry, Wendell.  The Unforeseen Wilderness: An Essay on Kentucky’s Red River Gorge, photographs by Gene Meatyard.  Kentucky, 1971; rev. and exp. ed., North Point, 1991.

Bingham, Shawn Chandler.  Thoreau and the Sociological Imagination: The Wilds of Society.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2008.

Boorstin, Daniel J.  The Americans: The Colonial Experience.  Random House, 1958.

____.  The Lost World of Thomas Jefferson.  H. Holt, 1948.

Buell, Lawrence.  The Environmental Imagination: Thoreau, Nature Writing, and the Formation of American Culture.  Harvard University Press, 1995.

Byrd, William, II.  The History of the Dividing Line betwixt Virginia and North Carolina.  First printed by Edmund and Julian C. Ruffin, 1841.  Available online at

Cahalan, James M.  Edward Abbey: A Life.  Arizona, 2001.

Carrighar, Sally.  One Day on Beetle Rock.  A. A. Knopf, 1944.

Cronon, William.  Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England.  Hill and Wang, 1983.

Dillard, Annie.  Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.  Harper’s Magazine Press, 1974 (CH, Sep’74).

Graves, John.  Goodbye to a River: A Narrative.  Knopf, 1960.

Harvey, Mark.  Wilderness Forever: Howard Zahniser and the Path to the Wilderness Act.  Washington, 2005.

Huth, Hans.  Nature and the American: Three Centuries of Changing Attitudes.  California, 1957.

Jefferson, Thomas.  Notes on the State of Virginia.  London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1787.

Josselyn, John.  New-Englands Rarities Discovered.  London: Printed for G. Widdowes, 1672.

Kent, Rockwell.  Wilderness: A Journal of Quiet Adventure in Alaska.  G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1920.

Krakauer, Jon.  Into the Wild.  Villard, 1996.

Krutch, Joseph Wood.  The Desert Year.  Sloane, 1952.

____.  The Voice of the Desert: A Naturalist’s Interpretation.  Sloane, 1955.

Leopold, Aldo.  A Sand County Almanac.  Oxford, 1949.

Lewis, Meriwether, and William Clark.  The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, ed. by Gary E. Moulton.  http://lewisand

Lopez, Barry.  Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape.  Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1986 (CH, May’86).

____.  Of Wolves and Men.  Scribner, 1978.

Louv, Richard.  The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder.  Algonquin Books, 2011.

 Marshall, Robert.  Arctic Wilderness.  California, 1956; 2nd ed. published as Alaska Wilderness: Exploring the Central Brooks Range, 1970 (CH, Nov’70).

McGregor, Robert Kuhn.  A Wider View of the Universe: Henry Thoreau’s Study of Nature.  Illinois, 1997.

Miller, Charles A.  Jefferson and Nature: An Interpretation.  Johns Hopkins, 1988 (CH, Apr’89, 26-4662).

Morton, Thomas.  New English Canaan.  Amsterdam: Jacob Frederick Stam, 1637.

Muir, John.  The Eight Wilderness Discovery Books.  Mountaineers Books, 1992.

____.  John Muir Summering in the Sierra, ed. by Robert Engberg.  Wisconsin, 1984.

____.  The Mountains of California.  Century Company, 1894.

____.  My First Summer in the Sierra.  Houghton Mifflin Co., 1911.

____.  Our National Parks.  Houghton, Mifflin, and Company, 1901.

____.  Travels in Alaska.  Houghton Mifflin Co., 1915.

____.  The Wilderness World of John Muir, ed. by Edwin Way Teale.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1954.

Murie, Adolph.  The Wolves of Mount McKinley.  U.S.G.P.O., 1944.

____.  A Naturalist in Alaska, illustrated by Olaus J. Murie.  Devin-Adair, 1961.

Murie, Margaret E.  Two in the Far North.  Knopf, 1962.

Nash, Roderick Frazier.  Wilderness and the American Mind.  New Haven: Yale, 1967; 4th ed., 2001.

Oelschlaeger, Max.  The Idea of Wilderness: From Prehistory to the Age of Ecology.  Yale, 1991.

Philippon, Daniel J.  Conserving Words: How American Nature Writers Shaped the Environmental Movement.  Georgia, 2004 (CH, Jul’04, 41-6498).

Read, David.  New World, Known World: Shaping Knowledge in Early Anglo-American Writing.  Missouri, 2005 (CH, Jun’06, 43-5767).

Reading the Roots: American Nature Writing before Walden, ed. by Michael P. Branch.  Georgia, 2004.

Richardson, Robert D., Jr.  Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind.  California, 1986 (CH, Dec’86).

Sierra Club Online, John Muir Exhibit.

Stearns, Raymond Phineas.  Science in the British Colonies of America.  Illinois, 1970 (CH, Jun’71).

Steffen, Jerome O.  William Clark: Jeffersonian Man on the Frontier.  Oklahoma, 1977 (CH, Jul’77).

Stineman, Esther Lanigan.  Mary Austin: Song of a Maverick.  Yale, 1989 (CH, Apr’90, 27-4396).

Strayed, Cheryl.  Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.  New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.

This Incomperable Lande: A Book of American Nature Writing, ed. and with a history by Thomas J. Lyon.  Houghton Mifflin, 1989; rev. ed., Milkweed Editions, 2001.

Thomson, Keith.  Jefferson’s Shadow: The Story of His Science.  Yale, 2012.

Thoreau, Henry David.  The Maine Woods.  [Ticknor and Fields], 1864.

____.  The Thoreau Reader: Annotated Works of Henry David Thoreau

Tucker, David.  Enlightened Republicanism: A Study of Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia.  Lexington, 2008.

The Wilderness Act.

The Wilderness Reader, ed. by Frank Bergon.  New American Library, 1980.

Wood, William.  New England’s Prospect.  London: Tho. Cotes, 1634.

Worster, Donald.  A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir.  Oxford, 2008.

Wright, Louis B.  The Cultural Life of the American Colonies, 1607-1763.  Harper, 1957.