This Land by Christopher Ketcham [EB00K-PDF-KINDLE]
Package Included: E-B00k (epub, mobi, pdf)Compatible Devices: Android, device, kindle, laptop, PC, ipad, iphone… NOTE: THIS IS NOT THE PHYSICAL PAPERBACK BOOK! THIS IS A DIGITAL GOOD. This Land: How Cowboys, Capitalism and Corruption .. by Christopher Ketcham A hard-hitting look at the battle now raging over the fate of the public lands in the
Package Included: E-B00k (epub, mobi, pdf)Compatible Devices: Android, device, kindle, laptop, PC, ipad, iphone… NOTE: THIS IS NOT THE PHYSICAL PAPERBACK BOOK! THIS IS A DIGITAL GOOD. This Land: How Cowboys, Capitalism and Corruption .. by Christopher Ketcham A hard-hitting look at the battle now raging over the fate of the public lands in the American West – and a plea for the protection of these last wild places The public lands of the western United States comprise some 450 million acres of grassland, steppe land, canyons, forests, and mountains. It’s an American commons, and it is under assault as never before. Journalist Christopher Ketcham has been documenting the confluence of commercial exploitation and governmental misconduct in this region for over a decade. His revelatory book takes the reader on a journey across these last wild places, to see how capitalism is killing our great commons. Ketcham begins in Utah, revealing the environmental destruction caused by unregulated public lands livestock grazing, and exposing rampant malfeasance in the federal land management agencies, who have been compromised by the profit-driven livestock and energy interests they are supposed to regulate. He then turns to the broad effects of those corrupt politics on wildlife. He tracks the Department of Interior’s failure to implement and enforce the Endangered Species Act – including its stark betrayal of protections for the grizzly bear and the sage grouse – and investigates the destructive behavior of US Wildlife Services in their shocking mass slaughter of animals that threaten the livestock industry. Along the way, Ketcham talks with ecologists, biologists, botanists, former government employees, whistleblowers, grassroots environmentalists, and other citizens who are fighting to protect the public domain for future generations. This Land is a colorful muckraking journey – part Edward Abbey, part Upton Sinclair – exposing the rot in American politics that is rapidly leading to the sell-out of our national heritage. The book ends with Ketcham’s vision of ecological restoration for the American West: freeing the trampled, denuded ecosystems from the effects of grazing, enforcing the laws already in place to defend biodiversity, allowing the native species of the West to recover under a fully implemented Endangered Species Act, and establishing vast stretches of public land where there will be no development at all, not even for recreation. Return Policy:We offer 30 Days Money Back Guarantee.In the unlikely event that a return is request, all returns must include all original items undamaged, in re-saleable condition, all original packaging including manuals, warranty forms.Buyer is responsible for shipping costs incurred shipping products back.Please contact us before returning an item. Feedback:Please leave five stars positive feedback positive comment and Five-Stars. Contact us if you have any question, Give us a chance to serve you, negative feedback could not solve anything. We have always been trying to provide the best service and reliable product for every customer, However, accident may happen sometimes please contact us solve any issue before leaving a negative feedback. We have a very professional and attentive customer support team. Welcome to contact us any time and any issue will be solved by our great communications. Your satisfaction is our top priority!