"In this extraordinary work, Brian Donahue reconstructs in minute and fascinating detail the interactions of peopleand ecosystems in colonial New England. There is no environmental history quite like it."William Cronon, author of Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England; "Donahue knows this small New England place through the very soles of his feet. A lovely, sharp-eyed, and affectionate history of humans and nature in an America we have lost."-Donald Worster, author of Nature's Economy
Author Biography: Brian Donahue is assistant professor of American environmental studies on the Jack Meyerhoff Foundation, Brandeis University. He has been active since 1975 in the land conservation and sustainable farming and forestry movements, and he is an active farmer in Weston, Massachusetts, where he serves on several town boards and organizations devoted to land protection.
Also available by Brian Donahue: Reclaiming the Commons: Community Farms and Forests in a New England Town