Keepers of the Wilderness (Environmental History Series) by Arturo Longoria

By Arturo Longoria

“When I first visited Mexico’s transition zones . . . i found that the adventure itself grew to become a metaphor for humankind’s quest to find and enhance and, within the approach, spoil. . . . i noticed, too, that the standard of existence can't be measured easily because the volume of our possessions.” Arturo Longoria grew up in South Texas, roaming the Brushlands and studying the names of the crops, animals, or even bugs that thrived in that harsh surroundings. He spent a lot time in northern Mexico, too, the place his father owned ranch land. one of many areas he present in southern Tamaulipas captured his mind's eye and his center in a distinct manner. Now, as an grownup on a quest to assist humans (including himself) reconnect with the land, he has again to the river in Tamaulipas and the mountain that dominates it—La Viuda, the Widow. during this fantastically woven tale of a pilgrimage to the guts of the wilds on that mountain, Longoria introduces readers to the luxurious, near-tropical plants of 1 of the remainder unspoiled parts of North the US. There, too, one of the few those who live during this rugged land, he discovers a sensibility towards nature in lots of methods extra profound than ours. even though Longoria’s trip to the mountain used to be a private one, it additionally grew to become concerned along with his existence paintings of environmental advocacy. Upon his go back to Texas, Longoria begun efforts to have the land made a part of a small nature shelter within the Mexican country of Tamaulipas. Environmental advocates, naturalists, and people pursuing a better realizing of human habit towards the land will savour Longoria’s insurance of debatable concerns and ethics during this tribute to a unprecedented, unspoiled position of beauty.

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