Cal Poly Land: A Field Guide is a richly informed and visually enticing book that should serve as a model for any college or university community seeking to awaken its members--and the public at large--to a deeper appreciation of its physical environment, its place in regional history, and the importance of active environmental citizenship, both locally and in the wider world.

--Lawrence Buell, author of The Environmental Imagination and John P. Marquand Professor of English, Harvard University.