"Tim Duane has written an inspiring and instructive text. It's a massive accomplishment. . . Rich in personal anecdote and hands-on experience--heading straight into thorny and contentious issues--angry polarizations--and finally suggesting some emerging models of a responsible life-in-place that go beyond the current debates. The reach of Duane's study corrals far more than the Sierra Nevada. It will be of use to those who wrestle with the dilemmas of economy and ecology everywhere. This clear book dispels a lot of (rhetorical) smoke from around the Range of Light."--Gary Snyder, author of "Mountains and Rivers Without End"
""Shaping the Sierra" is beautifully produced, with attractive maps and a layout that match the polished scholarship. Still, what impresses about the book is the example of Duane himself: a concerned inhabitant who has put his passion to work protecting a landscape he loves."--Christine Colasurdo, "San Francisco Chronicle"
From University of California Press