The Ragged Edge of the World Encounters at the Frontier Where Modernity, Wildlands and Indigenous Peoples Meet

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-03-27
  • Publisher: Plume

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A noted environmental writer relives his experiences of how Earth's far corners have yielded to or resisted modernity.

Author Biography

Eugene Linden is an award-winning journalist and the author of The Parrot’s Lament, The Future in Plain Sight, Silent Partners, and other books on animals and the environment. He has consulted for the U.S. State Department, the UN Development Program, and he is a widely traveled speaker and lecturer. In 2001, Yale University named Linden a Poynter Fellow in recognition of his writing on the environment.  He lives in Nyack, New York, and Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
War and Peace
Vietnam 1994p. 15
Culture Wars
An Elusive Butterfly in Borneop. 25
New Guinea: The Godsend of Cargop. 35
New Guinea Reduxp. 46
Polynesia Lost and Foundp. 58
Roads to Ruin
Rapa Nui: The Other Side of the Storyp. 73
Bangui, Bayanga and Bouarp. 79
Equateur Devolvingp. 91
Apes at the Brink
Travels with Janep. 109
Listening to Pygmiesp. 119
The Antipodes: The Long Reach of Humanity
Unfreezing Timep. 133
The Arcticp. 143
The Near Wild
The Wolf at the Doorp. 159
The Lost Worlds of Cubap. 169
Midwayp. 184
In the Forests It's Good to Be a Pygmyp. 197
Inner Worlds: Magic, Practical and Otherwise
Shamans, Healers and Experiences I Can't Explainp. 217
Esotéricasp. 223
Final Thoughtsp. 230
Acknowledgmentsp. 247
Indexp. 251
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