The head of an education program at Yellowstone, Chase charges that the overriding priority of the national park's staff is the safety of the visitors and that current wildlife management stresses an "intact ecosystem," meaning that diseased animals are allowed to roam, among other problems. PW called this "explosive."
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Chase argues convincingly that Yellowstone National Park is slowly being destroyed. He details how the Park Service's preservationist policies have driven most of the native wildlife from the park, while allowing some animals to propagate far beyond the land's capacity to sustain them. He meticulously documents his charges, showing how easily science can be subverted by politics and ideology. Surprisingly, environmentalists are implicated in the destruction. Chase critiques, with devastating effect, the multitude of organizations that have made a religion of protecting the environment, while ignoring the fundamental question of man's place in nature. A challenging, compellingly readable account. Highly recommended. Randy Dykhuis, Grace A. Dow Memorial Lib., Midland, Mich.
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How can so many 'experts' in their fields be so dumb? We have many clever wildlife biologists and wildlife managers but as soon as they settle into a snug bureaucracy they take on... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Murray D
As sad as it is, this was a very truthful expose on how the National Park Service has systematically killed bears, wolves, coyotes etc... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Struan
I've worked in the Yellowstone area for 11 seasons and reading this book gave me greater understanding of what is going on with the parks flora and fauna. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Bill Baehr
Yellowstone is a large place with an interesting history and a bizarre geology. Amazing what most of us don't know about the park -get it!Published on May 9, 2013 by Robert A. Baker
Alston Chase is also the author of In a Dark Wood: The Fight over Forests and the New Tyranny of Ecology, etc. Read morePublished on August 13, 2012 by Steven H Propp
"Playing God in Yellowstone" by Alston Chase is a scathing indictment of the National Park Service, detailing its many misguided attempts to preserve wildlife while making... Read morePublished on September 10, 2007 by Swami B