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David Speas, Book Reviewer

Book Review

Against the Tide

by David Speas

The degradation of North American sea beaches symbolizes the timeless struggle of civilization to tame wilderness, a struggle which, according to New York Times science editor Cornelia Dean, can be described as dubious at its best and... Read More

Book Review

The Wilderness Notebook

by David Speas

The Wilderness Notebook is Sierra Club outing leader Gordon’s distillation of outdoor wisdom accrued through his fifty years of hiking, paddling, biking and camping his way across North America. Unlike many “how-to” outdoor books,... Read More

Book Review

The Best in Tent Camping

by David Speas

“A guide for campers who hate RVs, concrete slabs, and loud portable stereos” is the slogan of this expanding guidebook series on tent camping opportunities. The aim of the series is to provide quick and easy reference to campgrounds... Read More

Book Review

The Condor's Shadow

by David Speas

A senior ecologist for the Environmental Defense Fund, Wilcove examines the rich, complex and sometimes regrettable history of human impact on North American wildlife. He argues that we rarely understand the natural world until it is... Read More

Book Review

Science Under Siege

by David Speas

In a perfect world, government scientists would be charged with providing unbiased, accurate ecological information that would automatically be factored into natural resource management policies. In the real world, however, such... Read More

Book Review

Swallow Summer

by David Speas

Distinguished avian ecologist Charles R. Brown has spent the last 15-odd summers in southwestern Nebraska netting, banding, measuring, observing, living, eating and breathing the notoriously colonial cliff swallow to gain insight into... Read More

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