The Oxbow (The Connecticut River near Northampton), by Thomas Cole, 1836.

The Oxbow (The Connecticut River near Northampton) (detail), by Thomas Cole, 1836. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1908.

Book of Nature

Volume 1, Number 3 | summer 2008

Messages in a Bottle

Lewis H. Lapham

Pattern Recognition

Steven Stoll

Funhouse Goddess

D. Graham Burnett

And Such Small Deer

Garret Keizer

The Art of Nature

Frederick Turner

Map

Miscellany

Voices In Time

Parade Music

1865 | Brooklyn

Staging a Puppet Show

c. 1600 | Salem

Point of Order

1933 | South Dakota

Manifest Destiny

c. 1628 | England

Population Control

1803 | Cambridge

Utopia

1625 | London

Holy Communion

1845 | Berlin

Free Range

1964 | Washington, D.C.

All Things Are Moral

1836 | Concord

Asking for Particulars

1803 | Washington, D.C.

Distance Inexpressible

1667 | London

Paradigm Shift

1859 | Downe

The Wild Child

1726 | London

Natural Resources

c. 1891 | Polynesia

Great Chain of Being

1734 | London

Surfeit of Riches

1690 | London

Environmental Determinism

1782 | New York

Paradise Regained

2008 | Dubai

State of Nature

1866 | Atlantic Ocean

The End of History

1893 | Chicago

The Unpruned Vine

1415 | Harfleur

Notes from the Edge

1903 | Grand Canyon

Goethe in Love

1783 | Weimar

Survival of the Fittest

c. 1846 | Walden Pond

Animal Farm

1938 | Berlin

Intelligent Design

1818 | Ingolstadt

The Savage Sea

1851 | South Seas

Removing the Indians

1830 | Washington, D.C.

The Life of Things

1798 | Tintern Abbey

Time Travel

1902 | Congo River

More Heaven than Earth

c. 1670 | Massachusetts Bay Colony

As It Was in the Beginning

c. 4000 BC | Eden

Law of the Land

1687 | Cambridge

Taints of Majesty

c. 1861 | Amherst

Man of Science

1896 | Island of Dr. Moreau

Defying the Foul Fiend

1912 | Yosemite

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