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A journal of the built and natural environments. It is both literary and environmental. Contains poetry, nonfiction, fiction, interviews, reviews, arterrain, and unsprawl. Archives back to issue 1 (Summer 1998).



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Erin Rudders
Erin Rudders (Faculty)
7 years ago

Terrain is an online, open access journal addressing sustainability at an interesting intersection of science, art, and philosophy. The journal consists of articles that include personal expressions, editorials, and scholarly papers. The journal has seven main sections: Columns, Poetry, Nonfiction, Fiction, Interviews, Reads/Reviews, Arterrain, Unsprawl.


Immediately I found material that I plan to use (columns, interviews, and articles from the UNSPRAWL section) as reading related to current event or discussion board assignments in our college’s Environmental Conservation course.


I went to this journal seeking these instructional materials. However, the design of the web site has a visual appeal and ease of navigation that drew me to explore further and the power of the content I found spurred me on. I read columns and interviews that inspired me to think deeper about integrating sustainability into my daily life at home and as a community college instructor. I will certainly return to these sections in the future and to the poetry and fiction sections for leisure reading.


The levels of interest that this journal sparked in me make its use as an educational tool even more appealing. I look forward to exposing my students and colleagues to the materials in this journal.

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