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Beginning with the January/February 2002 issue of Orion, Orion and Orion Afield are combined as one bimonthly title. Orion seeks to maintain an ecological perspective that recognizes the interdependence of wide-ranging disciplines, including art, the environment, politics, philosophy, and grassroots activism.

Most back issues of Orion and Orion Afield are available for purchase. Any issues that are out of print are available in photocopy format for an additional $2 charge. The shipping charge for all back issue orders is $3.

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2002

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Winter 2002

Declarations of Interdependence

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Spring 2002

What the World Needs Now

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Summer 2002

20th Anniversary Issue

2001

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Winter 2001

Bringing Home the Future

In a society that often functions according to the belief that “bigger is better,” some communities take control of their local futures. Wendell Berry, Kathleen Hirsch, Susan Pollak. Also: The Los Alamos fires, and midwinter reflections.

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Spring 2001

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Summer 2001

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Autumn 2001

2000

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Winter 2000

Consuming the Wild

How do we mediate between freedom and restraint? Stephanie Mills, Annick Smith. Also: The Spirit of Ed Ricketts, military pollution in the Utah desert, and Clark's nutcrackers.

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Spring 2000

In the Shadow of Globalization

Striving to understand and respond to economic globalization. Wendell Berry, Paul Hawken, Laura Sewall with Chellis Glenddining. Plus Jane Goodall and Kimi Eisele.

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Summer 2000

Food for Thought

Thoughts on the political economy of food and our relationship to what we eat. Gary Paul Nabhan, Vandana Shiva, Allison Wallace, Invitation to dinner by various Orion writers. Plus David James Duncan, Ted Williams.

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Autumn 2000

Trashed

The role of consumer waste in the physical and historical landscape. Jenny Flynn, Susan Strasser, Leslie Leyland Fields, and Robert ParkeHarrison. Plus: Flyfishing and Rick Bass asks "why so many nature writers?"

1999

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Winter 1999

Where There's Hope

E. O. Wilson, Thomas Moore, Terry Tempest Williams, Jane Goodall, and others describe where they turn for inspiration. Also: Barry Lopez, Mary Oliver, a "letter" to a neighbor.

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Spring 1999

Not by Science Alone

Science is critical to conservation, but we need more than statistics to make good decisions. David James Duncan, Marybeth Holleman, Rick Bass. Also: John Landretti's "Bear Butte Diary."

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Summer 1999

Sizing Up the Environmental Movement

Is there a new "environmental movement" on the horizon? What does it look like and who is making it happen? Wendell Berry, Peter Sauer, William Cronon, Chellis Glendinning, T. H. Watkins.

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Autumn 1999

Out of Darkness

Scott Russell Sanders, Bill McKibben, Pattiann Rogers, and others reflect on how we transform loss into a vision of a healthy world. Also: Robert Finch, photographs by Richard Misrach, unpublished writing by Aldo Leopold.

1998

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Winter 1998

What Is Native?

What does it takes to become native to a place? David James Duncan, Katherine Butler Jones, Judith Lowry. Also: Bruce Berger.

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Spring 1998

Wonder and Other Survival Skills

Our future depends on our openness to beauty. David James Duncan, Scott Russell Sanders. Also: Emily Hiestand.

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Summer 1998

Reciprocity

Why do imbalances in nature often point toward imbalances in culture? Judith Nies, Christopher Merrill. Also: poems by William Stafford.

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Autumn 1998

Fiction, Naturally

Short stories that reimagine the relationship between people and nature. Ursula Le Guin, G. A. Kleiner. Also: Newly discovered writings by Rachel Carson.


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