What's happening

These days it's mostly fire.

See Commentaries for published op/​eds, reflections, and the stray essay. For unpublished stuff, see Blogs.

See Books for my latest volumes. These concentrate mostly on the contemporary American fire scene. My narrative of American fire since 1960, Between Two Fires, was published in 2015. My suite of regional surveys, under the collective title To the Last Smoke, has five volumes published, two in press, and two nearing completion.

And there are some recorded public lectures such as my talk to the Long Now Foundation for its Seminars About Long-term Thinking, which allowed me to develop my 2015 TED Talk more fully - the director's cut, if you will. See Videos.


Scenes from two public lectures. (l) Stewart Brand and I fielding questions after my talk for the Long Now Foundation. (r) My 2015 TED Talk.

Other projects include
~ a sequel to Voice and Vision that I'm calling Style and Story, which the University of Arizona Press will publish. I'll have the revised manuscript to UAP by August.

~ a book on wilderness in the contemporary scene, modeled on the old Sierra Club series, titled Wild Visions. Ben Minteer is the lead author and Mark Klett is overseeing the photos; I'm writing some secondary copy.


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Florida and California fire surveys (spring 2016)

Northern Rockies and Southwest fire surveys (fall 2016)

Great Plains (2017). Interior West to be published in spring 2018.

A salon of ideas about the future of nature protection in America

A condensed survey of fire in Earthly nature and in human culture, lavishly illustrated with photos and art. For more information, click here .

Continental ice, megafauna, erectines and Neanderthals, creation stories, big ideas - what's not to like?


The Grand Tour, and beyond - now in paperback