Environmental Life-Writing


“Some Lives and Some Theories,” in Identity and the Natural Environment: The Psychological Significance of Nature, ed. Susan Clayton and Susan Opotow, Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2003       Find a copy in your local library via WorldCat          Read online from MIT Press (access required)        Free PDF: Holmes – Some Lives and Some Theories

“Autobiography,” entry in the Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, Bron Taylor and Jeffrey Kaplan, general editors, New York: Continuum International, 2005        Find in your local library       Read online (access required)         Free PDF of unedited author MS: Holmes – Autobiography – Encyc Rel and Nature


Of course, my central case-study for these ideas has been John Muir! But I have explored the lives of other individuals as well:

“George Bucknam Dorr: Brief Life of a Persistent Conservationist: 1853-1944,” Harvard Magazine, Sept. –Oct. 2016     Read online (open access)

Book review: Larry J. Anderson, Benton MacKaye: Conservationist, Planner, and Creator of the Appalachian Trail, in Environmental History, October 2004     Read at JSTOR (access required)