PositiveLibrary JournalMelillo introduces many little-known facts and moments of insight, making this an engaging and often surprising read for those interested in environmental history.
RaveLibrary JournalRichly evocative, this is a book that begs to be reread, both for its biting social commentary and its wholly original contribution to the literature of planetary catastrophe.
RaveLibrary JournalBlending science, literature, and art, this work leads readers to imagine time, backward and forward; writing in a remarkably fluid style, Farrier is as adept at retelling ancient myth as he is at explaining little-known science ... A compelling thought experiment that is sometimes unsettling in its findings but always cleverly conceived and beautifully expressed.
RaveLibrary JournalTaliaferro masterfully attends to the long, busy arc of his subject\'s life, scouring some 40,000 pages of Grinnell\'s letters, numerous diaries, and travelogs, years of Forest and Stream articles, plus his monographs to create a satisfying portrait. The reader\'s reward is a sense of nature, native culture, and landscapes as viewed through an observant explorer\'s eyes, at the moment when Westward expansion was irrevocably changing it ... This richly detailed biography will engage students of environmental history and general readers alike.