List of Reviews & Rants


Blog posts as of August 31, 2017

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A Country Called Childhood by Jay Griffiths (“Kith” in the U.K.)


A Forest Journey by John Perlin

A Hundred Years of Psychotherapy by Hillman and Ventura

A Language Older Than Words by Derrick Jensen


A Plague of Sheep by Elinor Melville

A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold

A Short History of Progress by Ronald Wright

Across Arctic America by Knud Rasmussen

Afterburn by Richard Heinberg

Against the Grain by Richard Manning

All of the Above by Timothy Scott Bennett

Apocalyptic Planet by Craig Childs

Are We Smart Enough… by Frans de Waal

Aurochs (Reese)

Baboon Metaphysics by Cheney and Seyfarth 


Beyond Zenith (Reese)

Bird Flu by Michael Greger

Black Gold by Albert Marrin

Bloodstoppers & Bearwalkers by Richard Dorson

Bonobo: The Forgotten Ape by Frans de Waal

Book of the Eskimos by Peter Freuchen

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Bring Back the Buffalo by Ernest Callenbach

Burning an Empire by Stewart Holbrook

Cadillac Desert by Marc Reisner

Changes in the Land by William Cronon

Civilization and Insanity Reese on Torrey and Forbes



Cro-Magnon by Brian Fagan

Deep Water by Jacques Leslie

Deforesting the Earth by Michael Williams

Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey



Don’t Sleep by Daniel L. Everett

Earth Alive by Stan Rowe


Encounters with Nature by Paul Shepard

Epidemics by Geoffrey Marks and William K. Beatty

Epilogue (Reese)

Europe Between the Oceans by Barry Cunliffe

Farmers of Forty Centuries by Franklin Hiram King

Feral (Rewilding) by George Monbiot

Fire: A Brief History by Stephen J. Pyne

Germania by Tacitus

GeoDestinies by Walter Youngquist


Go Wild by Dr. John Ratey and Richard Manning





Grassland by Richard Manning

Great Leaps (Reese)

Greenland Dreams Reese on Rasmussen and Ehrlich

Grizzly Years by Doug Peacock

Health & the Rise of Civilization by Mark Nathan Cohen

Hierarchy in the Forest by Christopher Boehm


Hunters of the Recent Past by Davis and Reeves


Indian Running by Peter Nabokov

Indian Summer by Thomas Jefferson Mayfield





Introduction (Reese)

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

John Trudell (Reese)

Kith by Jay Griffiths (“A Country Called Childhood” in the U.S.)

Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions by Lame Deer and Erdoes

Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv


Lightning Bird by Lyall Watson

Limits to Growth by Meadows and Randers

Living Within Limits by Garrett Hardin

Locust by Jeffrey A. Lockwood

Lone Survivors by Chris Stringer


Make Prayers to the Raven by Richard Nelson

Man and Nature by George Perkins Marsh

Man and the Natural World by Keith Thomas

Man the Hunted by Hart and Sussman

Mao’s War Against Nature by Judith Shapiro


Megafauna by Baz Edmeades

My Name is Chellis... by Chellis Glendinning

Nature and Madness by Paul Shepard




Neither Wolf Nor Dog by Kent Nerburn


Of Wolves and Men by Barry Lopez

Ojibway Heritage by Basil Johnston


One Round River by Richard Manning


Original Wisdom by Robert Wolff

Overshoot by William Catton

Pandora’s Seed by Spencer Wells

Pillar of Sand by Sandra Postel

Plagues and Peoples by William McNeill

Potato by John Reader


Reinventing Collapse by Dmitry Orlov



Rewilding the West by Richard Manning


Rogue Primate by John A. Livingston

Safety Nets (Reese)


Savage Grace by Jay Griffiths (“Wild” in the U.K.)

Savages by Joe Kane

Scarcity by Christopher O. Clugston

Sea of Slaughter by Farley Mowat


Seeing Like A State by James C. Scott

Sentineli (Reese)

Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson


Something New Under the Sun by J. R. McNeill

Spell of the Tiger by Sy Montgomery

Straw Dogs by John Gray



Sustainability Primer (Reese interview)

Swimming in Circles by Paul Molyneaux

TarzancĂ­to (Reese)

Techno-Fix by Michael and Joyce Huesemann

Ten Billion by Stephen Emmott

Tending the Wild by M. Kat Anderson

The Abstract Wild by Jack Turner

The Ainu Saga (Reese)

The Antibiotic Paradox by Stuart Levy

The Art of Tracking by Louis Liebenberg

The Big Flatline by Jeff Rubin



The Coming Famine by Julian Cribb

The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff


The Destruction of California by Raymond Dasmann

The Dominant Animal by Paul and Anne Ehrlich

The Dying of the Trees by Charles Little

The Earth Has a Soul by Carl Jung

The End of Growth by Richard Heinberg

The End of Nature by Bill McKibben

The End of Plenty by Joel Bourne

The End of the Line by Charles Clover

The Essential Exponential by Albert Bartlett


The Evolution of Technology by George Basalla

The Eye of the Crocodile by Val Plumwood

The Falcon by John Tanner

The Food Crisis in Prehistory by Mark Nathan Cohen

The Forest People by Colin Turnbull

The Future by Al Gore

The Future Eaters by Tim Flannery

The Gallic Wars by Julius Caesar



The Great Warming by Brian Fagan

The Harmless People by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

The Heart of the Hunter by Laurens van der Post

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

The Human Cycle by Colin Turnbull

The Human Web by McNeill and McNeill

The Humans Who Went Extinct by Clive Finlayson

The Little Ice Age by Brian Fagan

The Long Emergency by James Howard Kunstler

The Mortal Sea by Jeffrey Bolster

The Myth of Human Supremacy by Derrick Jensen

The Natural West by Dan Flores

The Ohlone Way by Malcolm Margolin

The Old North Trail by Walter McClintock


The Omnivores Dilemma by Michael Pollan

The Once and Future World by J. B. MacKinnon

The Origin of Science by Louis Liebenberg

The Ostrich Factor by Garrett Hardin

The Other Side of Eden by Hugh Brody

The Others by Paul Shepard

The Parable of the Tribes by Andrew Bard Schmookler

The Population Bomb by Paul Ehrlich

The Population Explosion by Paul and Anne Ehrlich


The Roots of Dependency by Richard White

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

The Tender Carnivore by Paul Shepard

The Tracker by Tom Brown

The Vegetarian Myth by Lierre Keith

The Voice of Knowledge by Don Miguel Ruiz


The Wayfinders by Wade Davis

The Zenith (Reese)

Thinking Animals by Paul Shepard

Throwing Fire by Alfred W. Crosby

Tikopia (Reese)

Too Hot to Touch by William and Rosemarie Alley

Too Much Magic by James Howard Kunstler

Too Smart For Our Own Good by Craig Dilworth

Topography of Ireland by Giraldus Cambrensis

Topsoil and Civilization by Dale and Carter


Tree Crops by Joseph Russell Smith

Unlearn, Rewild by Miles Olson

Walden by Henry David Thoreau



Where the Wild Things Were by William Stolzenburg

Where We Belong by Paul Shepard

Who Will Feed China? by Lester Brown

Wild by Jay Griffiths (“Savage Grace” in the U.S.)


Windfall by McKenzie Funk


Wisdom Sits in Places by Keith Basso

Wolf-Children and Feral Man by Singh and Zingg