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Christopher Camuto


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Prof. Christopher Camuto
Bucknell Hall 6
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Short Biography:
Christopher Camuto is a writer and outdoorsman whose work focuses primarily on the natural environment. He is the author of a nonfiction trilogy on the southern Appalachian Mountains that includes A Fly Fisherman's Blue Ridge, Another Country: Journeying Toward the Cherokee Mountains, and Hunting from Home: A Year Afield in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
His second book, Another Country, is perhaps his most complex, interweaving historical accounts of the southern Appalachians, reflections on the Cherokee language and its relationship to the landscape, and an account of efforts to reintroduce the endangered red wolf into Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Camuto's work has also appeared in a number of outdoor and sporting journals including Field & Stream, Sierra, Sports Afield, Wilderness, and Trout. He also has served as book reviewer for Gray's Sporting Journal and Audubon. He received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia and lived for many years in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. He currently teaches at Bucknell University.

Books in progress:
?Works & Days: A Pennsylvania Farm Journal? (nonfiction), a work-in-progress about my efforts to restore the native ecology of an 80-acre woodland farm in western Union County.
?In a Landscape: Pursuing Deep Ecology? (nonfiction), essays.
?A Town in the Mountains: Going Home to Calabria? (travel/nonfiction), a book about exploring the landscape of my Italian ancestors.