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Author Mark, Jason, 1975-

Title Satellites in the high country : searching for the wild in the Age of Man / Jason Mark
Published Washington : Island Press, [2015]
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Contents Prologue: Into the Wild Chapter -- 1. Bewildered Chapter -- 2. The Mountains of California -- 3. The Forest Primeval Chapter -- 4. Fall of the Wild? -- 5. The Heart of Everything That Is -- 6. The Ecology of Fear -- 7. Back to the Stone Age -- Epilogue: Wild at Heart -- Acknowledgments -- Sources & Inspiration -- Interviews
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 7, 2017)
Subject Mark, Jason, 1975- -- Travel.
Wilderness areas.
Wilderness survival.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2015941186
ISBN 1610915801
161091581X (electronic bk.)
9781610915816 (electronic bk.)