"[L]yrical, analytical..a wonderful account that reveals an eclectic, comprehensive intelligence...a powerful and provocative synthesis; first-rate science journalism."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"One of those rare books that’s both sweeping and specific, scholarly and readable…What makes the book stand out is its wealth of historical detail." —Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker
A controversial, timely reassessment of the environmentalist agenda by outstanding historians, scientists, and critics.