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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2006

    A Book for Rabid Ecologist

    Playing God in Yellowstone is a well-informed and well-researched book about the history of the park. In fact it was so well informed and researched that I wanted to puke at times. It follows the development of the parks animals and goes into the miniscule details of their ecosystems. The book is chock full of science and biology for those hardcore ecologist out there. So on one side of the book you get science on the other side you get politics. It also follows the arguments and media portrayals of The Park Service, Forest Service, and The Federal Government in their attempts to manage the park. It goes through all the arguments and blame games in-between these organizations for the past hundred years of their existence. The larger argument that the book revolves on is the so called stupidity of these organizations to have a ¿hands off approach¿ to the park which nearly ended in its complete destruction. This is a wonderful book for the often-misinformed tree huggers in that it might actually inform them of how nature actually works. But it is also an ideal book for the rabid ecologists who cant get enough of ¿The Floral of the West¿. But if you don¿t find yourself in either of these categories then your asking for a world of confusion by picking up this book.

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