ENGINEERING EDEN: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight over Controlling Nature.
Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
New York: Crown, (2016). First edition - Using the civil trial which attempted to recover damages after 25 yearold Harry Walker was killed by a bear in Yellowstone Park in 1972, this book becomes a larger account of the history of the environmental movement in the US and "the futile, sometimes fatal, attempts to remake wilderness in the name of preserving it. . . virtually every attempt to manage nature in the parks has only created cascading effects that require even more management." Focusing on Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier national parks, this book looks at the paradox of our natural parks which have a dual obligation to provide services and recreation for visitors and to preserve nature. Notes, 362 pp.
Condition: Just about fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.