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John W. Simpson
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John Warfield Simpson is Professor of Landscape Architecture and Natural Resources at Ohio State University. He is the author of Visions of Paradise: Glimpses of Our Landscape’s Legacy and Yearning for the Land: A Search for the Importance of Place, and of many articles. He lives in Upper Arlington, Ohio, with his wife and children.

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Water, Power, Politics, and Preservation in Hetch Hetchy and Yosemite National Park
Written by John W. Simpson

Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: July 12, 2005
Price: $28.50

The building of the Hetch Hetchy Dam and Reservoir in the middle of Yosemite National Park, in spite of less expensive, less technically challenging, and less politically complicated possibilities, set off a defining controversy in American environmentalism. From the 1890s until 1913 Americans argued about proposals to dam the Tuolumne River... Read more >

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Yearning for the Land
A Search for Homeland in Scotland and America
Written by John W. Simpson

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $14.00

A beautiful, meditative memoir mixed with travel and history, this unique book is the story of one American’s search for a deeper connection to the land. Drawn by a sense that he is missing a critical link to his home in suburban Ohio, John W. Simpson heads for rural Scotland, where... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Yearning for the Land
A Search for Homeland in Scotland and America
Written by John W. Simpson

Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 9, 2009
Price: $11.99

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