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Saving Ourselves From Ourselves

June 2024
1min read


John Steele Gordon takes on a subject about as wide as the sky—the whole history of the American environment—and fashions it into an absorbing narrative that shows us living at odds and in harmony with our surroundings from prehistory to the present day.

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