This is a wonderful book. If you already know the Apostle Islands, Feldman offers a new way to read the landscape that will change the way you look at each dock, each beach, and each clearing in the woods. But Feldman also wraps big questions about what wilderness is, why we protect it, and how we manage it around one of the most fascinating national parks in the United States. If you are interested in a new way to conceptualize the shared role of people and nature in recreating wild landscapes, Feldman offers a compelling framework -- "rewilding." As Feldman argues in the introduction, "Rewilding landscapes should not be interpreted as evidence neither of past human abuse nor of triumphant wild nature, but as examples of the ongoing impact of human choices on natural processes and of natural conditions on human history. These landscapes represent both history and nature, working simultaneously and together." Embracing those stories doesn't diminish wilderness; instead, it offers us a rich new way to think about our relationship to Nature, both in the past and future.