This is one of the finest books on ecology in [the 1980s], for it delineates the creeping environmental degradation that occurs when a boomtown pushes toward a wilderness.
Trembles with a raw and vital energy missing from much current writing about the vital questions of wildness and wilderness.
New York Times Book Review
This is a beautifully written, handsomely illustrated love poem to a mountain range that has the fatal curse of being not merely too awesome in its beauty for its own good but, worse, too accessible to man.
Los Angeles Times Book Review
A microcosm . . . of the 'civilized' overuse of the entire planet.