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Contents Preface xi Prologue: Opening with Thoreau 3 Nineteenth-century Artist–Naturalists 1. The Making of a Conservationist 9 John James Audubon (1785–1851) 2. Envisioning Restoration 42 Gene Stratton-­ Porter (1863–1924) Ecological Essayists 3. To Live in the Wilderness as a Wild Creature Myself 72 Paul Errington (1902–1962) 4. The Wilds That Gave Us Birth 91 Scott Russell Sanders (b. 1945) Poets Expressing Ecological Sensibilities 5. Poetics of Place in “North American Sequence” 116 Theodore Roethke (1908–1963) 6. Landscapes of the Past 132 William Stafford (1914–1993) Native American Novelists 7. Landscape and Language 150 Louise Erdrich (b. 1954) 8. Giving Voice to History 175 Diane Glancy (b. 1941) Contemporary Literary Naturalists 9. Time’s Horizon 194 Elizabeth Dodd (b. 1962) 10. Islands of Time 211 Paul Gruchow (1947–2004) Epilogue: Returning 234 x Contents Acknowledgments 241 Bibliography 245 About the Author 261 Index 263 ...