In this engaging book, Kelly Enright explores a complex relationship: as encounters with tropical forests help to shape American ideas about wilderness and conservation, those same ideas reciprocally influenced the management and exploitation of forests far outside the borders of the United States.(Harriet Ritvo, MIT, author of Noble Cows and Hybrid Zebras: Essays on Animals and History (Virginia))
This innovative and imaginative book explores the tangled thicket of images associated with ‘the jungle’ in American culture during the first half of the twentieth century. Enright reveals how the jungle encounters of a handful of influential figures profoundly shaped America’s changing experiences and interpretations of tropical forests.(Mark V. Barrow Jr., Virginia Tech, author of Nature’s Ghosts: Confronting Extinction from the Age of Jefferson to the Age of Ecology)
About the Author
Kelly Enright is the author of Rhinoceros and Osa and Martin: For the Love of Adventure.