"Mazel brings together influential scholars and nature writers from 1864 to 1964 whose ideas led to the now burgeoning academic field of ecocriticism. Mazel supplements these essays, written by authors such as D.H. Lawrence, Mary Woolley and Mark Van Doren, with informative and entertaining biographical information. With questions ranging from 'What does the wilderness have to teach us?' to 'How did animal stories help pave the way for animal rights?' this book clarifies humanity's constantly evolving relationship with nature."--"E: The Environmental Magazine"
About the Author
David Mazel is an assistant professor of English at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado. His books include "American Literary Environmentalism," "A Century of Early Ecocriticism" (both Georgia), and Mountaineering Women."