Ecology of a Cracker Childhood - Janisse Ray: a memoir by writer, naturalist and activist Janisse Ray on growing up in difficult circumstances in south Georgia and the surrounding pine flatwoods.
Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs, Living and Writing in the West - Wallace Stegner: part memoir, part reflection on the portrayal and meaning of the West (of the USA) in literature and part call for environmental action.
Land Circle: Writings Collected from the Land - Linda Hasselstrom: essays and poetry inspired by ranching in the Black Hills of South Dakota and reflecting on the circle of life.
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Taking Care: Thoughts on Storytelling and Belief - William Kittredge: reflections on the author's life as a farmer in the American West and as a writer.
Bone Deep in Landscape: Writing, Reading, and Place - Mary Clearman Blew: a great read - nature, history and memoir.
The Nearsighted Naturalist: Ann Haymond Zwinger: a naturalist, writer and artist - an inspiration. Why I love nature writing.
“Mabey’s memoir of his recovery from a crippling depression through to his rediscovery of his love of nature is quite remarkable, both for its honesty and its total lack of ego. He has much to say on man’s relationship with nature, and his prose is both warm and fiercely intelligent.”
Teaching About Place: Learning From The Land - Laird Christensen & Hal Crimmel (Eds.): an anthology of 16 essays describing the practice of teaching about place, but definitely not a book just for educators; inspiring for all.
Uncommon Ground - Rethinking the Human Place in Nature - edited by William Cronon: a thought-provoking collection of essays. The introduction can be read for free on William Cronon's website.