"Terrie, a former Adirondack museum curator, is well qualified to write this excellent historical work. . . A book for all environmentalists."—Choice
"Ever aware of the varying needs of man and nature, Terrie strives to be fair in his assessment of the roles that the Adirondacks have played in our history. He brings to life the scientists and scholars, the travelers and sportsmen, the publicists and bureaucrats, who together have contributed to the wilderness aesthetic. His book . . . is an important scholarly addition to Adirondack literature and a fitting companion to Roderick Nash's classic Wilderness and the American Mind."—Environmental Review
"What Terrie has done is to apply the broad cultural generalizations others have developed to a regional literature. The successful continuation of environmental history depends on this kind of refined focusing."—American Historical Review
"Philip Terrie has written a thoughtful and provocative study of the emergence of a modem environmental aesthetic in connection with the history of the Adirondack forest preserve. . . . The analysis of the romantic aspect of this dual attitude is a significant contribution of this study, for Terrie takes full account of the essential ambiguity of many of those who in time came to celebrate the majesty, beauty, and peace of the Adirondack wilderness."—The Hudson Valley Regional Review
Philip G. Terrie is Professor of English and American Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University. He is former Assistant Curator of the Adirondack Museum.
6 x 9, 228 pages, 16 black and white illustrations, 1 maps