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Crimmel, Hal 1966-

Works: 9 works in 35 publications in 1 language and 3,675 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Environmental films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: LB2394, 371.384
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Hal Crimmel
Teaching about place : learning from the land by Hal Crimmel( )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desert water : the future of Utah's water resources by Hal Crimmel( )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hal Crimmel has brought scientific research together with the experienced voices of environmental social scientists, humanists, and activists to provide a broad perspective on Utah water issues. The matters discussed are relevant beyond this one state, as similar conditions and concerns--especially over supply and demand in the face of demographic and climate change--exist throughout the West. Some of the essays are scientific and analytical; others literary and personal. Together they draw attention to problems that Utah residents and legislators must address but also emphasize ways to build solutions. Desert Water will help citizens, policy makers, and anyone interested in Utah's water supply and use understand the real challenges--and ethics--involved in managing this vital, finite resource. By increasing awareness, these essays should create a sense of urgency for finding workable solutions
Conversations with W.S. Merwin by W. S Merwin( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Conversations with W.S. Merwin is the first collection of interviews with former United States Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin. Spanning almost six decades of conversations, the collection touches on such topics as Merwin's early influences, his location within the twin poles of Walt Whitman and Henry David Thoreau, his extraordinary work as a translator, as well as his decades-long interest in environmental conservation. Anticipating the current sustainability movement and the debates surrounding major and minor literatures, Merwin was, and still is, a visionary. At age eighty-eight, he is among the most distinguished poets, translators, and thinkers in the United States. A major link between the period of literary modernism and its contemporary extensions, Merwin has been a force in American letters for many decades, and his translations from Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, and other languages, have earned him unanimous praise and admiration. Merwin also wrote at the forefront of literature's environmental advocacy and early on articulated concerns about ecology and sustainability. Now for the first time, this book offers insight into the various dimensions of Merwin's thought by treating his interviews as a self-standing category in his oeuvre. More than casual narratives that interpret the occasional poem or relay an occasional experience, they afford literary and cultural historians a view into the larger through-lines of Merwin's thinking"--
Teaching in the field : working with students in the outdoor classroom( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking students out of the classroom and into a variety of settings is now recognized as a valuable means of teaching ecological concepts and environmental values. This volume specifically surveys field studies conducted through colleges and universities. The essays, arranged into three sections, offer rationales, pedagogical strategies, and foundational advice and information that broaden and strengthen the collective knowledge of this increasingly popular means of instruction. The essays present theoretical information within candid narrtives that report on various aspects of field experiences, whether hour-long excursions or month-long trips
Dinosaur : four seasons on the Green and Yampa rivers by Hal Crimmel( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utah's air quality issues : problems and solutions by Hal Crimmel( Book )

3 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hal Crimmel here gathers experts to elucidate a critical Utah environmental matter, air pollution. Where that book leaned heavily on insights from the humanities as well as experts from other disciplines, the current book relies to a greater degree on scientific, legal, economic, and other technical expertise but presented in a format that is not only informative but also readable and understandable by an educated audience. Anyone who has kept abreast of public debates regarding air quality and policy in Utah will probably recognize some of the authors who contributed to this volume. The book seeks to provide better understanding of the nature of the problems with Utah's air and to advocate for effective solutions"--Provided by publisher
The geographical imagination of Annie Proulx : rethinking regionalism by Alex Hunt( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edited collection focuses on Annie Proulx's striking attention to geography, place, landscape, and local environments. Contributors consider Proulx's particular landscapes_particularly those of Wyoming, New England, Texas, and Newfoundland_and the issues surrounding the significance of these regions and regionalism in contemporary culture and literature
The rights of nature : a global movement( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is still a small group, but the scientists and environmental activists who have vowed to change our concept of nature forever are celebrating their first successes. They are fighting for the recognition of inalienable, enforceable basic rights for nature - worldwide
Prudes and Conservatives or, Everybody Does It but Literature Teachers: Creative Writing Assignments by Hal Crimmel( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the State University of New York at Albany, a controversy arose over what type of writing assignment is appropriate in introductory literature classes, particularly those taught by graduate students. Undergraduates applying for the honors division were unable to produce even one literary criticism essay despite 9 hours of literature courses taken. The assumption was that creative writing assignments serve a lesser purpose and require less in the way of critical analysis. If in fact the "lit-crit" paper is superior to the creative paper, what is it that it possesses? "The Norton Introduction to Literature" asks students to cite evidence and "so forth" in their literary criticism essays, to consider tone, "thesis" and "central thrust." Excerpts from a model lit crit essay the Norton provides share many virtues with excerpts from a creative literary essay written by a student. Each seems aware of focus, organization and central thrust. It is hard not to wonder, however, whether constructed defenses of the creative approach such as this are honest. Perhaps the real reason an instructor chooses a certain approach is because he/she likes it. Could it be that there is something disingenuous about claiming a certain critical approach is more "accurate," more "responsible," more "scholarly," or more "intellectual." Are these words not smoke screens for the instructor's desires? Admitting the genres have much in common might be a way to compromise. (Contains 13 references.) (TB)
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Teaching about place : learning from the land
Teaching in the field : working with students in the outdoor classroomDinosaur : four seasons on the Green and Yampa rivers
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