Listed below are some of the knowledge sources that inspired this project about time and humans’ relationship to the non-human world in a changing climate. They come in many different forms – nonfiction (academic and popular), journalism, spirituality, and even short stories and a novel – with emphasis on Indigenous, Buddhist, and Texas Gulf Coast perspectives. – Julia Barbosa Landois
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Chiang, Ted. Exhalation: Stories. Knopf, 2019. (fiction)
Cobb, Allison. Plastic: An Autobiography. Nightboat Books, 2021.
Davis, Jack E. The Gulf: Making of an American Sea. W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.
Hernandez, Jessica. Fresh Banana Leaves: Healing Indigenous Landscapes Through Indigenous Science. North Atlantic Books, 2022.
Johnson, Ayana Elizabeth, Katherine K. Wilkinson, editors. All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis. One World, 2021.
Kimmerer, Robin Wall. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants. Milkweed Editions, 2015.
Morton, Timothy. All Art is Ecological. Penguin Random House Canada, 2021.
Morton, Timothy. Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology After the End of the World. University of Minnesota Press, 2013.
Nhat Hanh, Thich. Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet. HarperCollins, 2021.
Pluecker, John. “Karankawa Carancahua Carancagua Karankaway: Centering Indigenous Presence in Southeast Texas.” Geopoetics in Practice, edited by Eric Magrane, Linda Russo, Sarah de Leeuw, Craig Santos Perez. Routledge, 2019.
Powers, Richard. The Overstory: A Novel. W. W. Norton & Company, 2018. (fiction)
Rush, Elizabeth. Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore. Milkweed Editions, 2018.
Van Horn, Gavin, and Robin Wall Kimmerer, et al., editors. Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations. 5 vols. Center for Humans and Nature, 2021.
Buffalo Bayou Invasive Plant Eradication Unit Field Guide (Mark Dion, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Houston Arts Alliance, 2011)
To the Best of Our Knowledge (PRX):
“The Secret Language of Trees.” 28 April 2018.
“Time Beyond the Clock.” 4 Jan. 2020.
“Plants as Persons.” 19 Dec. 2020.
“When Mountains Are Gods.” 24 July 2021.
“Whose Land is It?” 18 Dec. 2021.
The Way Out is In (Plum Village/Global Optimism):
“Grief and Joy on a Planet in Crisis: Joanna Macy on the Best Time to Be Alive.” 5 Nov. 2021.
“Falling Back in Love with Mother Earth: In Conversation with Thich Nhat Hanh.” 10 June 2022.
Outrage + Optimism (Global Optimism):
“The Deep Time Walk with Stephan Harding.” Episode 136.
How to Save a Planet (Gimlet Media):
“The Tribe That’s Moving Earth (and Water) to Solve the Climate Crisis.” 4 Nov. 2021
“The Fight to Stop Oil Pipelines: ‘For Water. For Treaties. For Climate.’” 30 Dec. 2021
Douglas, Erin. “The Karankawa were said to be extinct. Now they’re reviving their culture — and fighting to protect their ancestors’ land.” Texas Tribune. 4 Oct. 2021.
Denetclaw, Pauly. “How the Alabama-Coushatta Use Fire to Save the Longleaf Pine.” Texas Observer. 21 May 2021.
Denetclaw, Pauly. “Mapping Indigenous Communities of Texas: Atakapa Ishak.” Texas Observer. 3 Sept. 2021.
The Esperanza Project, A Green Magazine for the Americas