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The ragged edge of the world: encounters at the frontier where modernity, wildlands, and indigenous peoples meet

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A pioneering work of environmental journalism that vividly depicts the people, animals and landscapes on the front lines of change's inexorable march.

A species nearing extinction, a tribe losing centuries of knowledge, a tract of forest facing the first incursion of humans-how can we even begin to assess the cost of losing so much of our natural and cultural legacy?

For forty years, environmental journalist and author Eugene Linden has traveled to the very sites where tradition, wildlands and the various forces of modernity collide. In The Ragged Edge of the World, he takes us from pygmy forests to the Antarctic to the world's most pristine rainforest in the Congo to tell the story of the harm taking place-and the successful preservation efforts-in the world's last wild places.

The Ragged Edge of the World is a critical favorite, and was an editors' pick on Oprah.com.

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A pioneering work of environmental journalism that vividly depicts the people, animals and landscapes on the front lines of change's inexorable march.

A species nearing extinction, a tribe losing centuries of knowledge, a tract of forest facing the first incursion of humans-how can we even begin to assess the cost of losing so much of our natural and cultural legacy?

For forty years, environmental journalist and author Eugene Linden has traveled to the very sites where tradition, wildlands and the various forces of modernity collide. In The Ragged Edge of the World, he takes us from pygmy forests to the Antarctic to the world's most pristine rainforest in the Congo to tell the story of the harm taking place-and the successful preservation efforts-in the world's last wild places.

The Ragged Edge of the World is a critical favorite, and was an editors' pick on Oprah.com.

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subject_facetFirst contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners -- History
Indigenous peoples -- Ecology
Indigenous peoples -- History
Indigenous peoples -- Social conditions
title_displayThe ragged edge of the world : encounters at the frontier where modernity, wildlands, and indigenous peoples meet
title_fullThe Ragged Edge of the World Encounters at the Frontier Where Modernity, Wildlands, and Indigenous Peoples Meet
The ragged edge of the world : encounters at the frontier where modernity, wildlands, and indigenous peoples meet / Eugene Linden
The ragged edge of the world : encounters at the frontier where modernity, wildlands, and indigenous peoples meet [electronic resource] / Eugene Linden
title_shortThe ragged edge of the world
title_subencounters at the frontier where modernity, wildlands, and indigenous peoples meet
topic_facetEcology
First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners
History
Indigenous peoples
Nonfiction
Social conditions
Travel