Cronon studies American environmental history and the history
of the American West. His research seeks to understand the history
of human interactions with the natural world: how we depend on the
ecosystems around us to sustain our material lives, how we modify the
landscapes in which we live and work, and how our ideas of nature shape
our relationships with the world around us.
Links to all of Cronon's AHA presidential writings and columns are collected here, including the text, video, and audio of his presidential address on "Storytelling," Richard White's bio, and Cronon's complete presidential columns on "The Public Practice of History in and for a Digital Age."
To see the course page for History / Geography / Environmental Studies 460, click here.
To explore this site's primer on "Learning to Do Historical Research," click here.
For a gallery of images in the above slide show, click here.
For access to the website for the Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE), click here.
For CHE's website on the history of energy in the U.S., click here.
Visit the prize-winning Lakeshore
Nature Preserve map and website.
For our website on the history of Gaylord Nelson and Earth Day, click here.
"It has been a long trip," said Milo, climbing onto the couch where the princesses sat; "but we would have been here much sooner if I hadn't made so many mistakes. I'm afraid it's all my fault."
"You must never feel badly about making mistakes," explained Reason quietly, "as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons."
"But there's so much to learn," he said, with a thoughtful frown.
"Yes, that's true," admitted Rhyme; "but it's not just learning things that's important. It's learning what to do with what you learn and learning why you learn things at all that matters."
—Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
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