Blackbourn, David. The Conquest of Nature: Water, Landscape, and the Making of Modern Germany. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2006. xii + 466 pp. Illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, index. Account of the development of German nationhood through transformations of landscape, especially attempts to harness the power of water through reclamation, exploration, river engineering, dam-building, and other methods; mid-eighteenth through early twenty-first centuries.
Harvey, Mark. Wilderness Forever: Howard Zahniser and the Path to the Wilderness Act.
Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005. xviii + 325 pp. Photographs, notes, bibliography, index. The life of Howard Zahniser (1906-1964), a prominent figure in the American wilderness preservation movement whose career culminated with the passage of the landmark Wilderness Act of 1964.
Outland, Robert B., III. Tapping the Pines: The Naval Stores Industry in the American South.
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2004. xii + 352 pp. Illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, index. Examines economic, environmental, and social aspects of turpentine and naval stores production in the longleaf pine forests of the southern United States.
the Earth: From Prehistory to Global Crisis. Chicago, Ill.: University
of Chicago Press, 2003. xxvi + 689 pp. Illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography,
index. The impact of land clearing for agriculture; prescribed burning
for gathering and hunting; and other activities around the world. Also
discusses the impact of deforestation on man and the environment.
Miller, Char. Gifford Pinchot
and the Making of Modern Environmentalism. Washington, D.C.: Island
Press, 2001. 458 pp. Illustrations, photographs, notes, index. Detailed
biography of first chief of the United States Forest Service Gifford
Pinchot (1865-1946). Discusses the influence of Pinchot's family on
his political ideologies, his education, his work establishing and running
the United States Forest Service, his position as head of the National
Conservation Association, and his two terms as governor of Pennsylvania.
Fiege, Mark. Irrigated
Eden: The Making of an Agricultural Landscape in the American West.
Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books series. Seattle: University of Washington
Press, 1999. xv + 323 pp. Illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography,
index. Water supply, water resources development, and irrigation agriculture
in the Snake River Valley of the U.S. Northwest; late nineteenth and
early twentieth centuries. [co-winner]
McNeill, John. Something
New under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century
World. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2000. xxvi + 421 pp.
Illustrations, maps, bibliography, index. Explores the twentieth-century
history of such environmental concerns as acid rain, forest and wildlife
management, soil pollution, water pollution, air pollution, climate
change, water management, and land utilization. [co-winner]
Rajala, Richard A. Clearcutting the Pacific Rain Forest: Production,
Science, and Regulation. Vancouver, B.C.: UBC Press, 1998. xxiii
+ 286 pp. Illustration, maps, notes, bibliography, index. $75.00. Deforestation
in the Douglas-fir regions of British Columbia, Oregon, and Washington
from 1880 to 1965. Discussion focuses on clearcut logging, forest management,
and forest policy.
Langston, Nancy. Forest Dreams, Forest Nightmares: The Paradox
of Old Growth in the Inland West. Seattle: University of Washington
Press, 1995. xii + 368 pp. Illustrations, notes, selected bibliography,
index. Landscape change and federal forest management in the Blue Mountains
of Oregon and Washington, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Whitney, Gordon G. From Coastal Wilderness to Fruited Plain: A History
of Environmental Change in Temperate North America From 1500 to the
Present. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994. xxxiv + 451
pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index.
Cronon, William. Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West.
New York: W. W. Norton and Co., 1991. xxiii + 530 pp. Illustrations,
maps, appendix, notes, bibliography, index. Environmental history, focusing
on Chicago's role in westward expansion, 1860s to 1890s. [co-winner]
Pisani, Donald J. To Reclaim
A Divided West: Water, Law, and Public Policy, 1848-1902. Albuquerque:
University of New Mexico Press, 1992. xxi + 487 pp. Illustrations, notes,
bibliography, index. [co-winner]
Williams, Michael. Americans and Their Forests: A Historical Geography.
New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989. xxii + 599 pp. Maps, illustrations,
footnotes, index. A synthesis of the clearing and use of the American
forest, primarily since 1600.
Meine, Curt. Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work. Madison: University
of Wisconsin Press, 1988. xv + 638 pp. Illustrations, footnotes, bibliography,
index. Covers all aspects of Leopold's (1886-1948) work as a forester,
researcher, and university teacher in the American southwest and in
Richardson, Robert D., Jr. Henry David Thoreau: A Life of the Mind.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986. x + 455 pp. Illustrations,
footnotes, index. This account of Thoreau's life from 1837, when he
graduated from college, to 1862 focuses on his reading and writing,
in which he absorbed and refracted classical and contemporary debates
about art, literature, and evolution.
Schrepfer, Susan R. The Fight to Save the Redwoods: A History of
Environmental Reform, 1917-1978. Madison: University of Wisconsin
Press, 1983. xviii + 338 pp. Illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography,
index. Examines the roles of the Sierra Club and the Save-the-Redwoods
League in wilderness preservation in California.
Pyne, Stephen J. Fire in America: A Cultural History of Wildland
and Rural Fire. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1982.
xvi + 654 pp. Illustrations, bibliography, notes, index. Since prehistoric
White, Richard. Land Use, Environment, and Social Change: The Shaping
of Island County, Washington. Seattle: University of Washington
Press, 1980. xii + 234 pp. Illustrations, maps, tables, notes, bibliography,
index. Focuses on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Searle, R. Newell. Saving Quetico-Superior: A Land Set Apart.
St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1977. xvi + 275 pp. Illustrations,
maps, notes, index.
Twining, Charles E. Downriver: Orrin H. Ingram and the Empire Lumber
Company. Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1975. ix
+ 309 pp. Illustrations, map, notes, appendixes, tables, bibliography,
index. Ingram, whose lumbering experience began in New York and Ontario,
became the foremost lumberman of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 1857-1918. This
work emphasizes marketing and Ingram's conflict and later accommodation
with Frederick Weyerhaeuser.