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By William R. Lowry

By the flip of the millennium, it had turn into painfully obvious that the us had made a few critical misjudgments in its interactions with the wildlife. The country's valuable nationwide parks, whereas final immensely renowned vacationer locations, weren't proof against the wear. renovation on my own could not be adequate; by means of this time, fix and recovery have been necessary.

Can the us opposite the fallacious regulations that significantly broken the crown jewels of its nationwide park method? This considerate and hopeful e-book, in turns analytical and private, investigates that severe query through concentrating on 4 of America's most-loved public paces. In Repairing Paradise, William Lowry, an eminent specialist on U.S. usual source coverage, information and assesses 4 formidable efforts to opposite environmental harm within the nationwide parks:

• The reintroduction of wolves in Yellowstone

• decreasing the impression of auto site visitors in Yosemite

• Restoring clean water to the Everglades

• removal structural impairments to river flows within the Grand Canyon

Repairing Paradise combines authoritative examine with huge own adventure. Lowry has hung out in all 4 of the parks—observing stipulations, speaking to the main knowledgeable decisionmakers, and taking photographs. He deftly combines his box learn with good public coverage research to color an instructive portrait of the undertaking to revive the usual healthiness and glory of a few of the world's such a lot wondrous places.

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