Caroline Fraser was born in Seattle and holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University in English and American literature. Formerly on the editorial staff of The New Yorker, she is also the author of God’s Perfect Child: Living and Dying in the Christian Science Church (Henry Holt/Metropolitan Books). She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The Atlantic Monthly, Outside Magazine, and The London Review of Books, among other publications. She has received a PEN Award for Best Young Writer and was a past recipient of the Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writer’s Residency, awarded by PEN Northwest. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband, Hal Espen.
REWILDING THE WORLD: Dispatches from the conservation revolution
“A thoughtful examination of rewilding and its discontents. . . an important book.”
—The New York Times
*A Library Journal Best Sci-Tech Book of the Year*
If environmental destruction continues at its current rate, a third of all plants and animals could disappear by 2050–along with earth’s life-support ecosystems, which provide food, water, medicine, and natural defenses against climate change.
Now Caroline Fraser offers the first definitive account of a visionary crusade to confront this crisis: rewilding. Breathtaking in scope and ambition, rewilding aims to save species by restoring habitats, reviving migration corridors, and brokering peace between people and predators. A “methodical, lyrical” (Sacramento News & Review) story of scientific discovery and grassroots action, REWILDING THE WORLD offers hope for a richer, wilder future.