McNally Robinson Bookstore Staff Pick

The Future of Nature:
Writing on a Human Ecology from Orion Magazine
Selected and Introduced by Barry Lopez
(Milkweed Editions, $18.00)

One of the casualties of the increasing, and increasingly heard, rhetoric of environmentalism has been our nation’s literature of nature. Orion magazine has become one of the few places to find the contemporary likes of Thoreau, Muir and McPhee.These essays are urgently political, quietly personal and, despite some questionable anthropomorphism of salmon or trees, deeply human discussions of our place in the world around us.

Thanks to Ginger Strand for informing us about this…