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The Weekly Landscape 2.9.20

by | Feb 9, 2020 | The Writing Landscape

Welcome to the Weekly Landscape where we’ll post a bit of history Bygone Days, celebrate current writing with the potential to save the Earth, Writing Nowadays, and a look into the future with some Scenic Outlook pieces. Enjoy!

Bygone Days

Noted conservation biologist and longtime UW-Madison professor Stanley Temple reminds us that Aldo Leopold’s writings hold the answers to our rising threats to biodiversity: 

https://news.wisc.edu/conservationist-reminds-us-aldo-leopold-still-relevant-today/

We love this article from Atlas Obscura that features early National Park maps and illustrations: 

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/national-park-master-plans-artwork

Writing Nowadays

Questions about writing about Nature? Start here. This is a beautiful comprehensive guide to outdoor books that have shaped the last decade – from Outside Magazine: 

https://www.outsideonline.com/2406933/best-outdoor-adventure-health-books-2010s

Writing about Nature isn’t always only nonfiction and memoir based. Here are 10 books of eco-fiction: 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/feb/12/top-10-books-of-eco-fiction

Scenic Outlook

Read in-between the lines here to begin to understand how a futurist sees the world: 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/secret-past-a-hollywood-futurist-i-seek-a-second-chance-1254166

 

 

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