• Nepal: sublime surrounds simple life 

        Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
        Date Issued:1998
        Format:born digital; articles
        Report on trip to Nepal, environmental conservation, and human development, 1998. A trek in the Himalayas proves a stimulating mix of the sublime majesty of nature and the simple life of the Nepalis. They eke out a living, ...
      • Pasqueflower, The 

        Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
        Date Issued:1979
        Format:born digital; articles
        The Pasqueflower surviving through winter, blooming at the Pasque, Easter, offers a glimpse of the precocious exuberance of life, a token of the covenant of life to continue in beauty despite the wintry storms. To pause ...
      • We should preserve our western skyline 

        Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
        Date Issued:1981
        Format:born digital; articles
        Advocating saving Horsetooth Mountain as a county park, with a referendum for sales tax increase enabling purchase of land owned by a farmer and threatened by development. Horsetooth Mountain should be preserved as the ...
      • Save Poudre as signature of eternity 

        Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
        Date Issued:1984?
        Format:born digital; articles
        Advocating saving the Poudre River as wild and scenic, against development and dams for irrigation and residential water. The Poudre River canyon is an age-old gorge with a river still flowing free, an impressive signature ...
      • Galapagos: following in Darwin's footsteps 

        Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
        Date Issued:2008
        Format:born digital; articles
        Report on trip to the Galapagos Islands. Rolston recalls Darwin's experience encountering hundreds of "most disgusting, clumsy lizards," three-foot marine iguanas. Not "pretty," but then again not "disgusting." He is not ...
      • Great Dismal Swamp is not a dismal place at all 

        Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
        Date Issued:2013-09-29
        Format:born digital; articles
        Rolston account of paddling the Great Dismal Swamp along a "ditch" (canal) dug by the slaves of George Washington, in southeastern Virginia. Lake Drummond, natural and cultural history, folklore, biodiversity in the swamp, ...
      • Wolves pack in entertainment 

        Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
        Date Issued:2011
        Format:born digital; articles
        Rolston's account of tracking and watching wolves in Yellowstone National Park, March 2011. Agate Creek Pack, and yearling pups. Lamar Pack and elk kills. Grizzly eating bison. Alpha 06 female, pregnant, and recollections ...
      • Exploring the great migration of the Serengeti 

        Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
        Date Issued:2007
        Format:born digital; articles
        Report on trip to see the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti, Tanzania. In the vast wildebeest migration, a million and a half ungainly antelope migrate a thousand miles showing an endurance that belies their clumsy ...
      • Hewn and cleft from this rock: meditation at the PreCambrian contact 

        Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
        Date Issued:1971
        Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)
        Encounter with the Precambrian contact exposed at Pardee Point in Doe River Gorge, East Tennessee, brings reflections about human origins, evolving and cleft from ancient rocks. Geochemistry has its sequel in biochemistry. ...
      • Searching for tigers in India 

        Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
        Date Issued:2013
        Format:born digital; articles
        Rolston spots two tigers in the wild, one in Ranthambore National Park, one in Kanha National Park in India. Other wildlife seen: leopard, cheetal, sambar, barasinga, nilgai, gaur, wild pigs, jackals, Sarus cranes, bar ...
      • Bristolian shoots rapids on America's wildest river 

        Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
        Date Issued:1967
        Format:born digital; articles
        Rolston's account of a river run through the Grand Canyon, Lee's Ferry to Lake Mead, July 27-August 5, 1967.
      • Komodo dragons highlight Indonesian adventure 

        Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
        Date Issued:2011
        Format:born digital; articles
        Rolston account of a September 2011 trip to see Komodo dragons in the wild, on Komodo and Rinca Islands, Indonesia. Also Orange-footed Scrubfowl, or Megapodes.
      • Wolves resuming their rightful place in our ecosystem 

        Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
        Date Issued:1996
        Format:born digital; articles
        Commentary on seeing the recently re-introduced Yellowstone wolves in the wild. First we heard the howl, spine-tingling, raising goose pimples. Seeing a wolf pack on a kill recalls the age-old love-hate relationship of ...
      • Nature of the beast: in Uganda, people and primates face unique struggles 

        Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
        Date Issued:2003
        Format:born digital; articles
        Report on trip to Uganda: gorilla and chimpanzee conservation and development. Uganda primate encounters leave a more lasting searching both for human origins and future hopes. Here the human species, exemplified in these ...
      • Siberia: beautiful, bleak, full of uncertainty 

        Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
        Date Issued:1997
        Format:born digital; articles
        Report on a trip to Siberia and Lake Baikal, with a focus on conservation biology, led by Russian scientists, and sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Riding the Trans-Siberian railway ...
      • Call of the wild: African safari a mix of intrigue, adventure and survival 

        Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
        Date Issued:1999
        Format:born digital; articles
        Report on trip to Botswana, environmental conservation and biodiversity, May-June 1999. Encountering a leopard in the night and wild dogs on the hunt gives experience of the ancient struggle to eat and not be eaten. Life ...
      • Mystery and majesty in Washington County 

        Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
        Date Issued:1968-11
        Format:born digital; articles
        Rolston's accounts exploring fauna, flora, and natural history in Washington County, Southwestern Virginia, during a decade of residence there, 1960s. A tribute to the Southern Appalachian hills that once were home.
      • September hawking on Clinch Mountain 

        Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
        Date Issued:1964-09
        Format:born digital; articles
        Fall raptor migrations observed from Clinch Mountain, Washington County, Virginia, late 1950s, early 1960s.
      • Madagascar offers rare experience 

        Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
        Date Issued:2010-11-28
        Format:born digital; articles
        Rolston's account of a trip to Madagascar in October 2010. Lemurs, endemic fauna and flora, flying foxes, conservation in Madagascar, loss of biodiversity, forests, eroded landscape, poverty of Malagasy people.
      • Wild horses, vast desert: Mongolia's cultural and natural history both unique on Earth 

        Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
        Date Issued:2014-10-09
        Format:born digital; articles
        Rolston travels to Mongolia to see Przewalski's horses, or takhi, the only truly wild horse, never domesticated, once extinct in the wild, and now restored to the Mongolian landscape from horses that were captive in European ...