Work from Orion has been gathered into two book-length collections.
The Future of Nature
Writing on a Human Ecology from OrionMagazine
Selected and introduced by Barry Lopez
Milkweed Editions, 2007. Paperback, 408 pages, $18.
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Required reading for those interested in a livable future, this collection explores the barriers that divide humanity from the natural world and reveals the damning results of that division. The Future of Naturelooks through our pervasive ecological crises to the root causes in human culture and offers a path beyond.
From local economies to our genetic heritage, and from environmental refugees to the nature of education, this essential book is both a compendium of the finest writing in Orion and a crucial guidebook for the twenty-first century activist.
Writing on Nature and Culture from OrionMagazine
Edited and with an introduction by Peter Sauer
Beacon Press, 1992. Paperback, 292 pages, $26.
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Finding Home anthologizes the best essays from the first decade of Orion. America’s foremost nature writers explore the cutting edge of ecological thought, tracing the evolution of biological and spiritual bonds between culture and nature. The anthology includes important work by David Ehrenfeld, Robert Finch, Barry Lopez, David Abram, Terry Tempest Williams, Ann Zwinger, and many others.