Desert Solitaire

Edward Abbey 1969 269p MMPB Desert Solitaire is a collection of vignettes about life in the wilderness and the nature of the desert itself by the (at the time) park ranger and conservationist, Edward Abbey. The book details the unique adventures and conflicts the author faces, from dealing with the damage caused by development of … Continue reading Desert Solitaire

Changes in the Land

Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England William Cronon 1983 288p 5 x 8 William Cronon offers an original and profound explanation of the effects European colonists’ sense of property and their pursuit of capitalism had upon the ecosystems of New England. Changes in the Land provides a brilliant inter-disciplinary interpretation of how land … Continue reading Changes in the Land

Beyond Civilization

Humanity’s Next Great Adventure Daniel Quinn 2000 202p 5 x 8 A sort of theoretical follow-up to Ishmael, in which Quinn studies ancient civilizations – Maya, Olmec – and gather/hunter groups. Quinn’s setting forth ideas for what a future society could look like, encouraging diversity over the nightmare of hierarchy and homogeneity in civilization. $3-10 … Continue reading Beyond Civilization

Ishamael

An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit Daniel Quinn     1992     263p     5 x 8 The narrator of this extraordinary tale is a man in search for truth. He answers an ad in a local newspaper from a teacher looking for serious pupils, only to find himself alone in an … Continue reading Ishamael

The People of the Pines

The Warriors and Legacy of Oka Loreen Pindera & Geoffrey York     1991     425p     6 x 9 In 1990, after the announcement to expand the local 9-hole golf course to an 18-hole one right through a Mohawk cemetery, a small band of women blocking the development and years of disappointment, manipulation, exploitation and genocide soon inspire … Continue reading The People of the Pines

Against His-Story, Against Leviathan

Fredy Perlman   1983   296p   5 x 8 How Civilization encroached on free peoples. On every continent scribes, traders and kings promoted division of labor, professional armies, social discipline, national, ethnic and class fervor.  $7-15 Other works involving fredy perlman, civilization, the wild, technology, recuperation, progress, primitivism, heresy, patriarchy, first nations struggles, peasant revolts, monarchs, nature, slave … Continue reading Against His-Story, Against Leviathan