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Wilderness and the American Mind by Roderick Nash
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Jun 30, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: yellowstone-program, non-fiction

I started this while traveling, ironically, home from Yellowstone. I thoroughly recommend the fourth edition, published in 2001, which benefits from the writer's insights into changes in environmental policy and the changing perceptions of wilderness and wildness since the first appearance of this book in 1967. In other words, this is a marvelous historiography of American society and its evolving notion of wilderness. While pretty dense, and a bit intimidating for recreational reading (i.e., small font, many footnotes on each page, and a detailed bibliograpny at the end), the book is beautifully written. In my estimation, it's just as relevant in 2010 as it was in the early, heady days of the U.S. environmental movement.

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Divya Is this a good book!!!!!!

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