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A Storied Wilderness: Rewilding the Apostle Islands (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books)
The Apostle Islands are a solitary place of natural beauty, with red sandstone cliffs, secluded beaches, and a rich and unique forest surrounded by the cold, blue waters of Lake Superior. But this seemingly pristine wilderness has been shaped and reshaped by humans. The people who lived and worked in the Apostles built homes, cleared fields, and cut timber in the island ...more
Hardcover, 330 pages
Published July 15th 2011 by University of Washington Press
(first published July 1st 2011)
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Dec 13, 2015 Jessica rated it liked it
This is a solid and well-researched study, which adds to the body of literature that questions the term wilderness and seeks to demonstrate that the term is much more complex and problematic than it may seem. One of Feldman's PhD advisors was William Cronon, and it shows in the way that he writes and tackles wilderness. A lot of his narrative is based on the idea of legibility (which was new to me), that is that the government sought to simplify the story of the landscape to make it easier to ...more
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