Satellites in the High Country
256 pages, 5 1/5 x 9 2/5
10 b&w illustrations
Release Date:01 Oct 2015

Satellites in the High Country

Searching for the Wild in the Age of Man

Island Press

With cell reception in national parks and soot in Antarctica’s ice cores, many have described this so-called Human Age as the end of wilderness -- when humans control the very air, can anything be truly natural? And if not, what comes next? In Satellites in the High Country, journalist and adventurer Jason Mark ventures deep into the wild to explore these questions. From encounters with a modern-day wild woman in Washington’s Cascade Mountains to seeking an elusive Mexican gray wolf, Mark takes readers on an epic journey to the edges of humanity’s grid. Through his poetic and incisive prose, Mark shows that, while our notions of pristine nature may be shattering, the wild still exists -- and in fact, it is more crucial than ever.

Jason Mark is the editor of the quarterly magazine Earth Island Journal and a cofounder of the largest urban farm in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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