PERSPECTIVEnVIEWSnThe New EnvironmentaHsmnby Edward O. WilsonnIntelligent development can save the environment.nThe Preservation of the Worldnby Gregory McNameenAnna Bramwell: Ecology in the Twentieth Century:nA History. This Incomperable Lande: AnBook of American Nature Writing, edited bynThomas J. Lyon. Comparing European andnAmerican conceptions of nature.n’What Men, What Needs?’nby Chilton Williamson, Jr.nJoseph Wood Krutch: The Desert Year, The ForgottennPeninsula: A Naturalist in Baja, Californianand Grand Canyon: Today and All Its Yesterdays.nA calm and eloquent environmental writernreceives due praise.nREVIEWSnMichael Warder applauds the stories of ValentinnRasputin • Odie Faulk finds Water and thenFuture of the Southwest to be mighty dry readingn• Joseph Nye’s Bound to Lead is overlynoptimistic, claims William Hawkins •nMichael Lind reports Terry Eastland’s study ofnexecutive power is executive poppycock •nChroniclesnA MAGAZINE OF AMERICAN CULTUREnShort Views on Earth Day by Thomas Fleming 12nII faut cultiver notre jardin.nThe Reentry of Nature by William R. Jordan III 19nRestoring a healthy relationship between mannand nature.nSylvan Socialism by John A. Baden 23nThe U.S. Forest Service maximizes its budgetninstead of the value of the lands it manages.nNatural Technology by Frederick Turner 27nLike human culture and technology, naturenchanges cumulatively and never merely sustains.nOPINIONSn16n32n35n37nSam Kusumoto points out what America forgotnand Japan remembered, writes Thomas Ashtonn• E. Christian Kopff says William Vance’snAmerica’s Rome is faulty but worthy •nThe she-devilry of Florence King is her bestnquality, according to Katherine Daltonn— CORRESPONDENCE -nLetter From the Southwest: At the Golden 46nSpur by Stephen J. BodionLetter From the Lower Right: A Mess of 47nGreens by John Shelton ReednLetter From the Heartland: The Big Dusty ^ 50nby Jane GreernVITAL SIGNSnThis Land Is My Sunshine 52nby Janet Scott BarlownThe Politics of Acid Rain in Canada 53nby Kenneth McDonaldnOld McDonald’s Farm: A Call for 55na National Agricultural Policynby Stephen B. MilesnConversation in Warsaw by George Watson 57nDEPARTMENTSnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSnPRINCIPALITIES & POWERSnby Samuel FrancisnPOETRYnParents Support Groupnby Dick AllennON THE COVERnCover illustration by Janusz Kapusta.nnn4n7n10n22n