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Title Reimagining a place for the wild / edited by Leslie Miller and Louise Excell with Christopher Smart ; essay introductions by Louise Excell.

Publication Info. Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, [2018]

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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Reimagining a place for the wild contains a diverse collection of personal stories that describe encounters with the remaining wild creatures of the American West and critical essays that reveal wildlife's essential place in western landscapes. Gleaned from historians, journalists, biologists, ranchers, artists, philosophers, teachers, and conservationists, these narratives expose the complex challenges faced by wild animals and those devoted to understanding them. Whether discussing keystone species like grizzly bears and gray wolves or microfauna swimming the thermal depths of geysers, these accounts reflect the authors' expertise as well as their wonder and respect for wild nature. The writers do more than inform our sensibilities; their narratives examine both humanity's conduct and its capacity for empathy toward other life. A selection of photos and paintings punctuates the volume. This collection sprang from the Reimagine Western Landscapes Symposium held at the University of Utah's Taft-Nicholson Environmental Humanities Education Center in Centennial Valley, Montana. These testaments join a chorus of voices seeking improved relations with the western wild in the twenty-first century"--Provided by publisher.
Contents Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Director's Preface: The Heart of Reimagining; Part 1. Encounter: Understanding Human-Wildlife Connections; Waiting for Wolves; Living in a Circle of Heartbeats; Field Notes from Twenty Years of Living into a Story of Grizzly Reconnection; Reimagining the Range of Wild: Biodiversity in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and Its Relevance in the World; Part 2. Reimagine: Forging a New Ethic; Reimagining the American West: Building a North American West for the People Who Want to Stay
Reimagining Wild Life on the Northern Plains: Lessons from the Little BighornBeauty as a Foundation for Conservation Ethics; Altered State: A Place for Wildlife; Saving Things, Saving the West; Love Has No Net Zero-Sum; Part 3. Practice: Programmatic Approaches; Managing, Accommodating, and Sustaining the Wild; Conserving Wild Bison in the Twenty-First Century; Ranching Communities and Conservation Must Be Combined; Managing and Sustaining the Wild; Wildlife Encounters; Part 4. Ethos: Wither Humanities?; Restoring Transcendent Humanities Values as a Step to Reimagine Western Landscapes
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Subject Wildlife conservation -- West (U.S.)
Nature conservation -- West (U.S.)
Endangered species -- Effect of human beings on -- West (U.S.)
Habitat (Ecology) -- West (U.S.)
Animals -- West (U.S.)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Miller, Leslie K., editor.
Excell, Louise, editor.
Smart, Christopher (Journalist), editor.
Other Form: Print version: Reimagining a place for the wild. Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, [2018] 9781607816614 (DLC) 2018037117
ISBN 1607816628
9781607816621 (electronic bk.)
9781607816614 (pbk. ; alk. paper)