Publication date: 1992
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An Eclectic Approach to Preservation
To further understanding of the meanings and values of wilderness, this volume explores wilderness and its significance to humans from myriad viewpoints, based on a meeting of the North American Interdisciplinary Wilderness Conference.
“An outgrowth of several North American interdisciplinary wilderness conferences (held in 1989, 1990, and 1991), the book’s major sections relate to the philosophy of preservation, the analysis of wilderness literature, original prose, historical and societal aspects of wilderness, innovative management approaches, and possible future directions for preservation.” —Journal of Forestry, May 1993
“What Wilderness Tapestry offers is an impressive display of unique presentations on environmental preservation. None of the worn arguments appear here.” —David Bajo, The San Diego Review, April 1, 1993
“The general message that emerges is that wilderness is indelibly etched on our psyche and that the case for wilderness preservation can be found in the ways in which it is essential to human existence. The essays support the contention that, without wilderness, we will not reach our individual and societal potential or maintain our cultural identity. Those concerned with wilderness policy and management, as well as those interested in wilderness literature, philosophy, history, and socio-psychology, will find this work provocative and refreshing.” —S. Hollenhorst, CHOICE, September 1993
“Focusing on literature, philosophy, poetry, and politics, this compendium of wilderness thought emerges as a complementary study to Roderick Nash’s classic Wilderness and the American Mind.” —Western Historical Quarterly, February 1994