Selected as one of the best environmental books for 2001 by planeta.com
Usually, debates about wilderness include the voices of development interests and 'traditional' preservation advocates, with the recent addition of conservation biologists. In this highly recommended, readable collection, many other kinds of voices prove that wilderness is not merely an American concept; that the concept needs expanding, perhaps exploding; that past debates have been too narrow, incomplete.
When it comes to writings on wilderness, this is refreshing, engaging, and humbling. . . . crucial for those interested in issues of conservation, sustainability, the wild, creatures, and international development.
The diverse and unique focus of this book make it an essential read for those involved or interested in conservation and development of wildlands and resources.
—Electronic Green Journal
For the unconverted, it serves as an introduction to the range of thought and approaches to environmental philosophy and environmental management, and thus will expland the concept(s) of wilderness for some. As a bonus, it happens to be very well written.