Meandering Em's

Passion is books, photography, running and traveling. Also passionate about environmental issues.

Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England - William Cronon, Tere LoPrete, John Demos This was required reading in an environmental history class. It was readable and enjoyable. This will supplement any Colonial history you already know about New England. It begins with a description of the New World land and its abundant animals before the Pilgrims came. Within a century the abundance was gone, the land "tamed" and the Indians forced off the land. Cronon gives a balanced analysis of why these changes occurred. Surprisingly, all these changes occurred before the Industrial Revolution and even before the Revolutionary War. Thoroughly recommended.

Currently reading

The Waiting Years
Fumiko Enchi
Progress: 94/208 pages
Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock
Derrick Z. Jackson, Stephen W. Kress
Progress: 33/376 pages