"The physical earth is clearly under unprecedented siegeheated, toxified, scraped. But almost as if they were antibodies, the finest nature writers of any era have come forward to help in the fight. This anthology collects many of the most important, at their most eloquent. May it ring and echo and do some good!"Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature
"This is a stunning collection of vivid writing about landscapes and the people who inhabit them. The diverse narratives gathered here do more than describe hawks diving and twigs snapping, although the book has its share of moving accounts of the natural world. A concern to live responsibily in nature runs through this evocative anthology like a subterranean stream, and that moral impulse, together with the lively prose, makes this the best collection of nature writing I've seen."Thomas A. Tweed, editor of Retelling U.S. Religious History
This is a journey with masterful storytellers who use recollection and observation to gug our soul strings, redefining in language both rich and starkely beautiful that sense of "sacred space" which speaks to the heart.