Engineering Eden: A Violent Death, a Federal Trial, and the Struggle to Restore Nature in Our National Parks

byJordan Fisher SmithForeword byJack E. Davis

March 19, 2019|
Engineering Eden: A Violent Death, a Federal Trial, and the Struggle to Restore Nature in Our National Parks by Jordan Fisher Smith
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The award-winning story of the century-and-half-long attempt to control nature in the American wilderness, told through the prism of a tragic death at Yellowstone-now in paperback

In the summer of 1972, 25-year-old Harry Eugene Walker hitchhiked away from his family''s northern Alabama dairy farm to see America. Nineteen days later he was killed by an endangered grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park. The ensuing civil trial, brought against the US Department of the Interior for alleged mismanagement of the park''s grizzly population, emerged as a referendum on how America''s most beloved wild places should be conserved. Two of the twentieth century''s greatest wildlife biologists testified-on opposite sides.

Moving across decades and among Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier, and Sequoia National Parks, author and former park ranger Jordan Fisher Smith has crafted an epic, emotionally wrenching account of America''s fraught, century-and-a-half-long attempt to remake Eden-in the name of saving it.
Jordan Fisher Smith worked for twenty-one years as a park ranger in California, Wyoming, Idaho, and Alaska. The author of Nature Noir and narrator of the documentary Under Our Skin, he has written for Discover magazine, The New Yorker, Men''s Journal, TIME.com, and many other outlets. Visit him at jordanfishersmith.com.Jack E. Dav...
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Title:Engineering Eden: A Violent Death, a Federal Trial, and the Struggle to Restore Nature in Our Natio...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:424 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1 inShipping dimensions:424 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1 inPublished:March 19, 2019Publisher:The ExperimentLanguage:English

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