Before radar had been invented a devastating hurricane hit America, surprising residents of the East Coast and killing more than 600 people.
The worldwide migration by eager gold-seekers turned California into a land of opportunity and fierce competition.
Her 1963 warnings about the effects of pesticides and herbicides sparked a revolution in environmental policy.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
Robert Marshall, Aldo Leopold and Howard Zahniser dedicated their lives to protect the shrinking American wilderness.
President Theodore Roosevelt was caught in the middle of the first major battle for wilderness preservation in Yosemite National Park.
The journey of Prince Maximilian, German naturalist, and artist Karl Bodmer, who explored the Mississippi River area from 1832-1834.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.