By Jason Mark
In Satellites within the excessive Country, journalist and adventurer Jason Mark travels past the brilliant lighting and certainties of our towns to hunt wildness at any place it survives. In California's aspect Reyes nationwide beach, a conflict over oyster farming and specified desolate tract pits former allies opposed to each other, as locals wonder if barren region might be untouched, farmed, or anything in among. In Washington's Cascade Mountains, a modern day wild lady and her scholars discover ways to tan hides and begin fires with no fits, trying to connect to a primal prior out of succeed in for the remainder of society. And in Colorado's excessive nation, darkish skies and transparent air exhibit a panoramic expanse of stars, incorrect simply through the arc of a satellite tv for pc passing—beauty interrupted through the site visitors of one million conversations. those expeditions to the sides of civilization's grid exhibit us that, even though our notions of pristine nature might be shattering, the secret of the wild nonetheless exists — and actually, it really is extra an important than ever.
yet wildness is wily as a coyote: you need to be keen to trace it to appreciate the least factor approximately it. Satellites within the excessive Country is an epic trip at the path of the wild, a poetic and incisive exploration of its which means and enduring energy in our Human Age.