Monthly Archives: February 2011

Rachel Carson

By Ashley Detloff Biography The biologist, writer, and ecologist, Rachel Carson, was born on May 17th, 1907 in Springdale, Pennsylvania.  She started her career as an ecologist with the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries, which is where she first encountered the … Continue reading

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Memorable Eco-quotations

Good writers often provide us with insights in a sentence or two, insights that capture a feeling, standpoint, or vision that resonates with many readers.  What are your favorite quotations from our environmental writers?  Post a reply that gives us … Continue reading

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Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic

“…a land ethic changes the role of Homo sapiens from conqueror of the land-community to plain member and citizen of it.” Aldo Leopold’s essay on “The Land Ethic” comes at the end of his 1949 book, A Sand County Almanac, … Continue reading

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Welcome to WordPress.com and the Environmental Literature Blog.  You’ll be able to post your blog discussing an author, comparing authors or themes, and raising questions about environmental literature, culture, and ethics.  Count on using your blog when you lead class … Continue reading

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