As such Turner awakens this in us again and the desire to feel as a human being once more.
This is essentially a manifesto, and like all manifestos, it contains ideas that could be considered dangerous to the status quo.
He was prodded into writing this book as more and more people he knew realized the importance of his message.
Overall this book is avery good with a lot of points I agree with but some I am against. I really liked the “Abstract Wild: A Rant” chapter and agreed with just about every point... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brad Hutchinson
Turner has some remarkable essays here - a meditation on how pelicans play, musings on his spirit animal, a riff on Thoreau, a rant against the destruction of wilderness. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Arthur Digbee
This book is actually really interesting. I enjoyed writing a paper about it, one of the few textbooks I actually read start to finishPublished 12 months ago by Andrew McVeigh
Well written, thought provoking book, full of adventure, passion, anger, and even rage. We need to heed his words and follow his actions but stepping, softly, into the wilds. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Doranne
This collection of essays by Jack Turner centers around the main point that people have become disconnected with wildness (not wilderness, as he points out) and as a result we are... Read morePublished on January 26, 2012 by Matthew Taylor
It took me three reads of this slim book to figure out exactly what Turner means by the "Abstract Wild". I'm a slow learner. The writer's style is enjoyable. Read morePublished on August 20, 2011 by Allan Stellar
This book takes a radical view on the whole question of saving our natural environments. Turner argues that they are our wild nature, not to be controlled, managed, studied,... Read morePublished on July 5, 2009 by Traveler
This is a must read! A series of stimulating and well-written essays centering on a common theme: how wildness (once but no longer the essence of wilderness) has been mediated,... Read morePublished on January 3, 2008 by Kyle Gardner
Jack Turner sheds light on issues most people care too little about, in this most philosophical of his books. This is food for deep thought. Read morePublished on November 7, 2007 by Earl Ripley