Stephen Trimble and Terry Tempest Williams originally created Testimony as a limited edition chapbook presented to Congress. Senators Russ Feingold and Bill Bradley read into the Congressional Record essays from this historic statement on behalf of the land in their fight to defeat an exploitative Utah wilderness bill. The book laid the groundwork for Milkweed Edition’s “The World As Home” program and became a model of environmental advocacy writing. Since Testimony, other activist writers have gathered "testimonies" about endangered wild places from Alaska's Tongass National Forest to New Mexico's Petroglyph National Monument. Each collection was presented to Congress, and each may have moved a staffer or senator reading late one night. Each may have made a difference.
Edward Abbey , Wendell Berry, Annie Dillard, Gretel Ehrlich. Robert Finch, Linda Hasselstrom, John Hay, Edward Hoagland, Sue Hubbell, Barry Lopez, John Madson, Peter Matthiessen, John McPhee, Gary Paul Nabhan, Richard Nelson, Robert Michael Pyle, David Quammen, Stephen Trimble, Terry Tempest Williams, and Ann Zwinger.
"What this book is about is not nature, but conscience: about the relationship of humankind (a piece of nature) to the rest of nature; indirectly about destruction, over-development and greed. Trimble, himself a superb writer, provides an introduction that has food for years' thought." —Books of the Southwest
Gretel Ehrlich is the author of thirteen books, including a novel, a short story collection, three collections of poems, and seven books of essays, among them A Match to the Heart, This Cold Heaven, John Muir: Nature’s Visionary, The Solace of Open Spaces, and the enormously popular Islands, the Universe, Home, which was described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “A volume of ten deep, wandering essays that at times are so point blank vital you nearly need to put down the book to settle yourself.” Ehrlich’s work regularly appears in Outside, Audubon, The National Geographic, Architectural Digest, The New York Times Magazine, and Harper’s, and has been awarded fellowships from the Whiting Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Process analysis steps:
1) Understand clearly the process you are about to analyze
2) Consider your thesis
3) Think about the preparatory steps
4) List the steps or stages in the process
5) Check the completeness and order of all steps
6) Define your terms
7) Use time-makers or transitions
8) BE SPECIFIC
Chronicles of ice analysis:
In the article Chronicles of Ice, by Gretel Ehrlich, Ehrlich utilizes Process analysis.