Adam Rome is an environmental historian of the United States. His first book, The Bulldozer in the Countryside: Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism, won the Organization of American Historians’ Frederick Jackson Turner award. His history of the first Earth Day (1970) is forthcoming from Hill and Wang. He also has written about environmental reform in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era – the period when Americans first tried to stop pollution, conserve natural resources, and preserve wild places and wild creatures. From 2002 through 2005, he edited Environmental History, the leading journal in the field. He also is a member of the English department, where he teaches courses on environmental non-fiction, and he is co-director of the College of Arts and Sciences environmental-humanities initiative. He earned his B.A. from Yale and his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.