by Thomas G. Andrews
In this path-breaking book, Thomas Andrews offers a meditation on the environmental and historical pressures that have shaped and reshaped one small stretch of North America – the high-country valley tucked into an isolated corner of Rocky Mountain National Park. Integrating evidence from several historical fields with insights from ecology, archaeology, geology, and wildlife biology, this work simultaneously invites scientists to take history seriously and prevails upon historians to give other ways of knowing the past the attention they deserve. This book brings to the surface the critical lessons that only small and seemingly unimportant places on Earth can teach. Hard cover; 319 pages.