The Chinook people gave thanks for King Salmon's gifts. The Puritans saw Nature as a frightening wilderness, full of "uncooked meat." Americans killed the last passenger pigeon, wiped out the old growth forests, and dumped so much oil in the rivers that they burst into flame. But in the span of a few decades, Alice Outwater posits here, our relationship with nature has evolved to a more sophisticated sense of interdependence that brings us full circle. Across the U.S., people are taking individual action, planting native species and fighting for projects like dam removal and wolf restoration. Humans can learn from the past, and Outwater passionately makes the case that all nations must come to an agreement that nature needs protection.
Wild At Heart: America's Turbulent Relationship with Nature
Author: Alice Outwater.