Satellites in the High Country Searching for the Wild in the Age of Man

In this publication, journalist and adventurer Jason Mark travels beyond the bright lights and certainties of our cities to seek wildness wherever it survives. In California's Point Reyes National Seashore, a battle over oyster farming and designated wilderness pits former allies against one an...

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Main Author: Mark, Jason
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, DC Island Press/Center for Resource Economics 2015, 2015
Edition:1st ed. 2015
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:In this publication, journalist and adventurer Jason Mark travels beyond the bright lights and certainties of our cities to seek wildness wherever it survives. In California's Point Reyes National Seashore, a battle over oyster farming and designated wilderness pits former allies against one another, as locals wonder whether wilderness should be untouched, farmed, or something in between. In Washington's Cascade Mountains, a modern-day wild woman and her students learn to tan hides and start fires without matches, attempting to connect with a primal past out of reach for the rest of society. And in Colorado's High Country, dark skies and clear air reveal a breathtaking expanse of stars, flawed only by the arc of a satellite passing—beauty interrupted by the traffic of a million conversations. These expeditions to the edges of civilization's grid show us that, although our notions of pristine nature may be shattering, the mystery of the wild still exists—and in fact, it is more crucial than ever
Physical Description:X, 306 p. 2 illus online resource
ISBN:9781610915816