List of Reviews & Rants

Blog posts as of July 20, 2023

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A Druid Perspective (Reese)

A Farewell to Ice by Peter Wadhams

A Forest Journey by John Perlin

A History of the Swedish People by Vilhelm Moberg

A Hundred Years of Psychotherapy by Hillman and Ventura

A Language Older Than Words by Derrick Jensen

A New Green History of the World by Clive Ponting

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 James C. Scott

Against the Grain by Richard Manning

All of the Above by Timothy Scott Bennett

American Serengeti by Dan Flores

Apocalyptic Planet by Craig Childs

Are We Smart Enough… by Frans de Waal

Aurochs (Reese)

Baboon Metaphysics by Cheney and Seyfarth 

Before Dogs Became Pets (Reese)

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

Bright Green Lies by Jensen, Keith, and Wilbert

Bring Back the Buffalo by Ernest Callenbach

Burning an Empire by Stewart Holbrook

Cadillac Desert by Marc Reisner

California: A Fire Survey by Stephen Pyne

Changes in the Land by William Cronon

Children of the Sun by Alfred Crosby

Civilization and Insanity Reese on Torrey and Forbes

Clean Green Incoherence (Reese)

Coming Home to the Pleistocene by Paul Shepard

Conquest of the Land Through Seven Thousand Years by Walter Lowdermilk

Cradle of Humankind (Reese)

Cro-Magnon by Brian Fagan

Dancing in the Streets by Barbara Ehrenreich

Deep Water by Jacques Leslie

Deforesting the Earth by Michael Williams

Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey

Desolation Acres (Reese)

Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations by David Montgomery

Don’t Sleep by Daniel L. Everett

Earth Alive by Stan Rowe

Easter Island II (Reese)

Encounters with Nature by Paul Shepard

End of the Megafauna by Ross MacPhee

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

Finding the Mother Tree by Suzanne Simard

Fire: A Brief History by Stephen J. Pyne

GeoDestinies 2022 by Walter Youngquist

Germania by Tacitus

Germs, Seeds, and Animals by Alfred Crosby

Gilgamesh — The Long Version by Unknown

Go Wild by Dr. John Ratey and Richard Manning

God is Red by Vine Deloria

God Save Me From A Normal Life - Part One (Reese)

God Save Me From A Normal Life — Part Two (Reese)

God Save Me From A Normal Life — Part Three (Reese)

God Save Me From A Normal Life — Part Four (Reese)

Grassland by Richard Manning

Great Leaps (Reese)

Greenland Dreams Reese on Rasmussen and Ehrlich

Grizzly Years by Doug Peacock

Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

Health & the Rise of Civilization by Mark Nathan Cohen

Hierarchy in the Forest by Christopher Boehm

How Did Things Get To Be This Way? (Reese)

Hunters of the Recent Past by Davis and Reeves

Hunting Strategies in Central Europe by Dixie West

Indian Running by Peter Nabokov

Indian Summer by Thomas Jefferson Mayfield

Inquisition — Part 1 of 3 (Reese)

Inquisition — Part 2 of 3 (Reese)

Inquisition — Part 3 of 3 (Reese)

In the Shadow of the Sabertooth by Doug Peacock

Intermission (Reese diary sketches)

Introduction to Understanding Sustainability (Reese)

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

John Trudell (Reese)

Joy Ride to Global Collapse by Jim Minter

Kitchi-Gami by Johann Georg Kohl

Kith by Jay Griffiths (briefly “A Country Called Childhood”)

Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions by Lame Deer and Erdoes

Lapps and Labyrinths by Noel Broadbent

Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv

Late Victorian Holocausts by Mike Davis

Life After Fossil Fuels by Alice Friedemann

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 America Great Again (Reese)

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

Meat — A Benign Extravagance by Simon Fairlie

Megafauna by Baz Edmeades

My Name is Chellis... by Chellis Glendinning

Nature and Madness by Paul Shepard

Nature Connection: Jon Young (Reese)

Neanderthals, Bandits, & Farmers by Colin Tudge

Near Term Extinction (Reese)

Neither Wolf Nor Dog by Kent Nerburn

New Roots for Agriculture by Wes Jackson

Nonrenewable Geology (Reese)

Northern Antiquities by Paul Henri Mallet

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston Price

Of Wolves and Men by Barry Lopez

Ojibway Heritage by Basil Johnston

Old Fashioned Family Planning (Reese)

One Round River by Richard Manning

One-Straw Revolutionary by Larry Korn

Original Wisdom by Robert Wolff

Overshoot by William Catton

Pandora’s Seed by Spencer Wells

Peak Horse (Reese)

Pillar of Sand by Sandra Postel

Plagues and Peoples by William McNeill

Potato by John Reader

Psychic Epidemics (Reese)

Reinventing Collapse by Dmitry Orlov

Remembering John Trudell (Reese)

Renewable Energy Cannot... by Ted Trainer

Rewilding the West by Richard Manning

Right Relationship to Reality (Reese)

Rogue Primate by John A. Livingston

Safety Nets (Reese)

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

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

Searching For Identity and Purpose (Reese)

Seeing Like A State by James C. Scott

Sentineli (Reese)

Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

Snake Oil: Fracking’s False Promise by Richard Heinberg

Something New Under the Sun by J. R. McNeill

Spell of the Tiger by Sy Montgomery

Straw Dogs by John Gray

Stray Dog Blues (Reese)

Surviving the 21st Century by Julian Cribb

Sustainability Primer (Reese interview)

Swimming in Circles by Paul Molyneaux

Tarzancíto (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 Not Being Governed by James Scott

The Art of Tracking by Louis Liebenberg

The Big Flatline by Jeff Rubin

The Biggest Estate on Earth by Bill Gammage

The Call of Distant Mammoths by Peter D. Ward

The Collapse of Western Civilization by Oreskes and Conway

The Coming Famine by Julian Cribb

The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff

The Dawn of World Renewal (Reese)

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 Ice by Dahr Jamail

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 European and the Indian by James Axtell

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 Food Explorer by Daniel Stone

The Forest People by Colin Turnbull

The Forgiveness of Nature by Graham Harvey

The Future by Al Gore

The Future Eaters by Tim Flannery

The Gallic Wars by Julius Caesar

The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson

The Goal of My Work (Reese)

The Golden Thread by Kassia St Clair

The Good Old Days (Reese)

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 Horse in Human History by Pita Kelekna

The Human Cycle by Colin Turnbull

The Human Web by McNeill and McNeill

The Humans Who Went Extinct by Clive Finlayson

The Inner Life of Animals by Peter Wohlleben

The Last of the Nomads by William Peasley

The Life and Adventures of William Buckley by John Morgan

The Little Ice Age by Brian Fagan

The Long Emergency by James Howard Kunstler

The Mortal Sea by Jeffrey Bolster

The Mountain People by Colin Turnbull

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 Old North Trail (excerpt)

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 Passenger Pigeon by A. W. Schorger

The Population Bomb by Paul Ehrlich

The Population Explosion by Paul and Anne Ehrlich

The Plague of the Spanish Lady by Richard Collier

The Rapid Growth of Human Populations by William Stanton

The Rise of Homo Sapiens by Coolidge and Wynn

The Roots of Dependency by Richard White

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

The Smart Neanderthal by Clive Finlayson

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 Water Wheel (Reese)

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

Total War (Reese)

Traces of the Elder Faiths of Ireland by W. G. Wood-Martin

Tree Crops by Joseph Russell Smith

Tribe by Sebastian Junger

Under a White Sky by Elizabeth Kolbert

Unlearn, Rewild by Miles Olson

Unsettled by Steven Koonin

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been (Reese)

What Is A Human Being? (Reese)

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 (briefly “Savage Grace”)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 01 (Introduction)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 02 (Early Days)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 03 (Primate Relatives)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 04 (Primate Lifestyles)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 05 (Early Hominins)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 06 (Bipedal Hominins)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 07 (Fire: Big Juju)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 08 (Fire Domestication)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 09 (Neanderthals & Humans)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 10 (Genes vs. Culture)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 11 (Social Structure)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 12 (Techno Innovation)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 13 (Communication)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 14 (Out of Africa)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 15 (Smashing Limits)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 16 (Great Leap Forward)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 17 (Communal Hunting)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 18 (Extinction Spasms)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 19 (Climate Shifts?)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 20 (Imperceptible Overkill)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 21 (Perfection of Hunting)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 22 (Grassland)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 23 (Super Grass)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 24 (Manmade Grassland)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 25 (Sacred Forests)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 25.5 (Stumble to Domestication)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 26 (Animal Domestication)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 27 (Pigs & Cattle)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 28 (Sheep)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 29 (Goats)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 30 (Horse)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 31 (Dog)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 32 (Plant Domestication)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 33 (Eco-History Heroes)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 34 (Corn 1)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 35 (Corn 2)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 36 (Corn 3)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 37 (Potato)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 38 (Disease 1)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 39 (Disease 2)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 40 (Sacred Predators)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 41 (War on Forests)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 42 (Sacred Energy 1)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 43 (Sacred Energy 2)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 44 (Food: Soil)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 44 (Update: Destruction)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 44 (Update: Nutrients)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 45 (Food: Water)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 46 (Who Are We 1)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 47 (Who Are We 2)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 48 (Family Planning)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 49 (Limits)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 50 (Path to Domination 1)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 51 (Path to Domination 2)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 52 (Human Web 01)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 53 (Human Web 02)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 54 (Pirahã)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 55 (Climate 01)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 56 (Climate 02)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 57 (Climate 03)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 58 (Climate 04)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 59 (Islands)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 80 (Megafauna Extinct rewrite)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 81 (Grassland rewrite)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 82 (Forest rewrite)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 83 (Magical Thinking)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 84 (Wild Free Isolation)

Wild, Free, & Happy sample 99 (Bibliography)

Wildness and Balance (Reese)

Wild New World by Dan Flores

Windfall by McKenzie Funk

Winter Solstice 2016 (Reese)

Winter Solstice 2019 (Reese)

Winter Solstice 2021 (Reese)

Wisdom Sits in Places by Keith Basso

Wolf-Children and Feral Man by Singh and Zingg

Xhosa Cattle Killers (Reese)