Published by University of North Carolina Press, 2011. Created in collaboration with photographer James Valentine. The world’s most famous biologist, Dr. E.O. Wilson of Harvard University, says: “No book of my experience... more
Reviews “Because this is a large, magnificent volume of lush photographs, it can be approached as simply an eye-catching book for the coffee table, to be browsed for its sheer beauty… The succinct captions provided by Chris Bolgiano and accompanying text are essential companions to the photos, framing a context for each image... more
Published by Images from the Past and sponsored by The American Chestnut Foundation, Bennington, Vermont, December 1, 2007. This anthology tells in images and words, the story of the once mighty monarch... more
Winner of the 2008 Independent Publisher Book Award, Silver, for Best Regional Non-Fiction.
Reviews “Editor Bolgiano gathers photographs, essays, poems, and personal recollections into a fascinating cornucopia of all things chestnut. … Images of the big trees evoke an aching sense of what’s lost, while stories of those trying to save them are cause for hope and admiration … highly recommended, even for... more
Published by Stackpole Books, July 27, 2005 on behalf of the nonprofit Cougar Rewilding Foundation, formerly the Eastern Cougar Foundation. Co-edited by Chris Bolgiano and Jerry Roberts, this anthology brings together, for the first time ever... more
Review “The book is educational and provides an excellent glimpse into the cat’s current status by delivering enough evidence to convince even the skeptical of its possible persistence in the landscapes of the eastern United States.” — Samuel Skalak, Journal of Mammalogy, Volume 88, Issue 2 (April 2007), pp. 534-535.
Published by Stackpole Books, 2002 From a tattooed ex-con logger to the Republican president of the Sierra Club, from industrial strength timbering to the delicate art of virtually wild forest herb gardening, this book examines the people... more
Review “Chris Bolgiano has achieved a bit of literary alchemy by mixing the emerging science of sustainable forestry with personal stories… The result is pure gold — a book of deeply human insights into both the history and present realities of life.” — American Forests
Published by Stackpole Books, August 1, 1998. More than a biological overview, this is also an exploration of Appalachian life and its many contradictions, including the poverty of a region so rich in natural resources. From Cherokees to bear hunters... more
Reviews “One of the three best natural history books published in 1998… a ‘must’ read’. — Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times more
Published by Stackpole Books, 1995. Examines the interactions between cougars and people across North America through the millennia.
Reviews “I consider Mountain Lion an absolute must for my library. As a book about America’s lion, this is an astonishing piece of research, well told. But it is more than that; it’s a book about us — about how we are evolving as a people... more
Contributor to: Uncommon Wealth: Essays on Virginia’s Wild Places
(Published by Falcon Press, 1999. Authored by Nature Conservancy.) “From the rugged Appalachians to the Atlantic shore, from the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia boasts diverse natural wonders amidst its settled landscapes. In this first-of-its-kind collection of original essays, 20 of Virginia’s finest authors–nature writers, essayists, and journalists–immerse themselves in 20 different wild places. In essays that range from natural history to social commentary to childhood memories, their tone varies from reflective to outraged to humorous–each one uniquely personal.” — From the Back Cover of Uncommon Wealth