The Republic of Nature       

By Mark Fiege
Foreword by William Cronon
Mark Fiege

A native of Washington, Mark Fiege is a graduate of Western Washington University, Washington State University, and the University of Utah, from which he received his doctorate in 1994. He is the author of Irrigated Eden: The Making of an Agricultural Landscape in the American West (University of Washington Press, 1999), which received the Idaho Library Association's Best Book Award and the Forest History Society's Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Award. He has taught history at Colorado State University since 1994, is affiliated with CSU's Public Lands History Center, and is a faculty adviser to the Agricultural, Natural Resources, and Water Resources Archives in CSU's Morgan Library.

The Republic of Nature is an outgrowth of Mark's interest in the history of the United States.

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