Back up to: The Essay
5/5 Richard Mabey on poet John Clare and his stark warnings about environmental destruction.
4/5 Curt Meine on forester Aldo Leopold, author of a classic in American nature writing.
3/5 Botanist Sandy Knapp on Alfred Russel Wallace and his radical views on the environment.
2/5 Donald Worster on John Muir, the Scot who became an advocate for the American wilderness.
1/5 Indian eco-activist Vandana Shiva reflects on the Chipko protest and massacres of 1730.