Newly released by The Rewilding Institute and published by Essex Editions, Rewilding Earth: Best of 2019 is a provocative anthology that showcases the most notable original articles and art published by Rewilding Earth in 2019.
Essex resident John Davis, who has been a frequent contributor to the Essex Blog about local wildlife and published Split Rock Wildway: Scouting the Adirondack Park’s Most Diverse Wildlife Corridor a few years ago on Essex’s local wildlife corridor, is co-editor of the new book. Collaborating on the project is another Essex resident, Steven Kellogg, who created the painting used as the cover art for the anthology.
Best of Rewilding Earth Virtual Event on June 22
On Monday, June 22 at 3pm Eastern/12pm Pacific a special virtual book release party will celebrate the launch of the new anthology!
Authors, poets, and artists from both of The Rewilding Institute’s recent anthologies, Rewilding Earth Unplugged: Best of 2018 and Rewilding Earth: Best of 2019, will gather to read from their included works and cover a range of rewilding issues.
List of Speakers: John Davis, Dave Foreman, Steven Kellogg, Saul Weisberg, Paula MacKay, Tim McNulty, Nicole Rosmarino, Susie O’Keeffe, Nancy Stranahan, Dave Parsons & Kirk Robinson, David Crews, Eileen Crist, Robert Michael Pyle, and John Miles.
To learn more about the event and the speakers and to register visit rewilding.org.
About Rewilding Earth: Best of 2019
Read on to learn more about the book, which you can purchase here.
“Before the eruption of the worst pandemic in a century, Rewilding Earth was already working on its antidote. The cure for destruction and disease is restoration and rest, at all scales—rewilding our crowded and fragmented Earth, as we reduce our demands on the natural world. The coronavirus outbreak and the havoc it is causing are consequences of humanity’s unwinnable war against wild Nature, particularly our encroachment on species-rich habitats and our marketing of wild animals for food and luxury items. Wild Earth magazine in previous decades and now Rewilding Earth on-line (rewilding.org) and annually in print have been sharing the science, the inspiration, and the success stories that chart a path toward a wilder, healthier world for all: furred, feathered, finned, flowering, and our own kind (in more modest numbers). […]
Edited by John Davis and Susan Morgan, and featuring articles and art by scores of leading advocates for the natural world, the elegant volume inspires from the start, with a joyful rewilding vision on the cover—featuring Puma, Wolf, and Salmon come home to the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve—painted by esteemed children’s book illustrator and author Steven Kellogg. In Rewilding Earth are stories of heroes saving and restoring wild places and endangered species. In it are the ingredients for people adopting positive, healing roles in the desperate work of abating the extinction and climate crises and preventing future pandemics. In it are common-sense suggestions on how to peacefully relax human numbers (in terms of population and consumption) to levels that allow a renewed flourishing of biological diversity.” —Read the full press release from The Rewilding Institute here.
Who Contributed to the Anthology?
The Table of Contents below lists the essays, articles, and poems included in the anthology along with the author’s names. You may spy a few other locals as authors and artists included in the anthology!
Table of Contents
- Introduction by John Miles and Susan Morgan
- Eagle Mountain Success by Jon Leibowitz
- Forever Wild by Sophi Veltrop
- Adirondack Wildways Update by John Davis
- Wildlife Crossings in the Adirondacks by Kevin Webb
- Something Wicked This Way Comes: The Menace of Deep-Sea Mining by Eileen Crist
- You are the Last Whale by Gary Lawless
- Wild Carbon by Mark Anderson and Jon Leibowitz
- Profile of the Northern Forest Atlas Project by the Editors
- Box Creek Biodiversity by Christopher R. Wilson
- The Librarians by Robert Michael Pyle
- Drifting from Rewilding by Mark Fisher
- Rewilding Scotland by Kenyon Fields
- European Experiments in Rewilding: Elbe River Biosphere Reserve by David T. Schwartz
- How to Bring the Bison Home by Susie O’Keeffe
- Days of Fire by Stuart Pimm
- Will You Join Us in Defending the Arctic Refuge? by Brad Meiklejohn
- Tongass National Forest Alert by Andrew Thoms
- Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction by Mary Ellen Hannibal, Reviewed by John Miles
- White Birds of Winter by Saul Weisberg
- A Tale of Three Weasels by Paula Mackay
- The River I and The River II by Tim McNulty
- Rio Mora Seasons by Brian Miller
- Embers from the Campfire, When Republicans Loved Endangered Species by Uncle Dave Foreman
- Cow-Bombing the World’s Largest Organism by Andy Kerr
- Wildlife Versus Livestock in the Upper Green by George Wuerthner
- New Mexico’s Wildlife Corridors Act: A Path Toward Success by Michael Dax
- Embers from the Campfire, Quitobaquito Springs by Uncle Dave Foreman
- Tapping the Third-Rail: Wildlife Watching and State Wildlife Funding Reform by Chris Spatz
- Planting for Bees and Butterflies by Gary Lawless
- Wilderness in the Anthropocene: What Future for its Untrammeled Wildness? by Roger Kaye
- Train #7, North Dakota by Susie O’Keeffe
- Combat Overpopulation Denial by Richard Grossman, M.D
- Ecotone by David Crews
- The Cliff Edge: Generating Political Will for the Required Level of Change by Randy Hayes
- From No Sense of Wild to a Need to Rewild North America by John Miles
Additional artists and photographers who contributed to the anthology include: Anabella Miller, Angela Manno, Bill Amadon, Brendan Wiltse, Crossroads Photography, David Moskowitz, Evan Cantor, Janice St. Marie, Karen Boeger, Kate Tozier, Kevin Raines, Larry Master, Patty Meriam, Rob Leverett, Shelby Perry, Sheri Amsel, and Steven Kellogg.