Interview: Roderick Nash

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Environmental Analysis (Pomona)

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environmental history, environmental studies, Roderick Nash, whitewater boatman, interview


Many readers of this journal have been inspired by Roderick Nash’s Wilderness and the American Mind and The Rights of Nature, two of the foundational texts in environmental history, but some may be less familiar with his role in establishing environmental studies as an academic discipline and with his well-deserved reputation as one of this country’s premier whitewater boatmen. In this interview, we ask Nash to talk not only about his path-breaking scholarly work, but also about his passion for the outdoors and his role as an environmental advocate.

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