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.
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...
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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...
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