Synopses & Reviews
The Apostle Islands are a solitary place of natural beauty that rise out of Lake Superior. Now designated a wilderness area, efforts are underway to "rewild" land that has been shaped and reshaped by people for centuries. This book tells the story of how we came to equate human activity exclusively with the loss of nature and wilderness when in reality all our wildernesses are products of complicated interactions between human and natural processes.
James W. Feldman is assistant professor of history and environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin
"This remarkably rich and complex book would be a useful resource for courses in environmental studies, historical or environmental geography, environmental history, or tourism and recreation studies. . . . A thoroughly researched, highly readable account of the rewilding of a landscape. Highly recommended." -Choice
"Environmental historians will learn much from A Storied Wilderness, but I suspect it can do more good (and perhaps be even more revelatory) if it finds its way into the hands of park planners and policymakers." -Kevin C. Brown, Minnesota History, Fall 2012
"An insightful chapter to the ongoing wilderness debates about the central role of humans in the wilderness." -Lissy Goralnik, Journal of Environmental Studies Vol.2