cloth, 107 pp., $45.00
Photographer John Huddleston takes an artist’s look in this collection of photographs of rural landscapes in Vermont from several perspectives: as healing ground, sustainable farm system, and as nature’s work of art. Bill McKibben’s introductory essay dwells on “the many benefits of agriculture.” A number of the images are sequential over time of the same site, so they provide a perspective of the seasons, from snow and ice to summer warmth. Even in the highly altered agricultural landscapes of Vermont, nature and the environment clearly highlight the ephemeral effects of human work.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden