Any person concerned not only with the past but the present and future of this remarkable place and space called the American West will find that reading and contemplating these essays is an excellent investment of time.
An important snapshot of current scholarship in environmental history . . . Taken together, the selections focus on place and past, identifying historical problems that still seek solutions in the present day. Taken as individual pieces, the essays demonstrate a kind of intellectual wandering that is as braod as the region it seeks to understand.
Journal of the West
Those interested in environmental and related issues of the American West will find this book filled with both old and new insights into the problems facing the area.
Los Angeles Westerners Branding Iron
To the new reader of environmental history, Reopening the American West
is a great introduction; to those already familiar with the discussions, this book expands those issues and opens new topics to the field.
Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Thoughtful essays about the realities of the West today and the one we are likely to see in the future.