9781496211804-1496211804-Wilderness of Hope: Fly Fishing and Public Lands in the American West (Outdoor Lives)

Wilderness of Hope: Fly Fishing and Public Lands in the American West (Outdoor Lives)

ISBN-13: 9781496211804
ISBN-10: 1496211804
Author: Grover, Quinn
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Bison Books
Format: Hardcover 248 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781496211804
ISBN-10: 1496211804
Author: Grover, Quinn
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Bison Books
Format: Hardcover 248 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Grover, Quinn wrote Wilderness of Hope: Fly Fishing and Public Lands in the American West (Outdoor Lives) comprising 248 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1496211804 and 9781496211804. Since then Wilderness of Hope: Fly Fishing and Public Lands in the American West (Outdoor Lives) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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Longtime fly fisherman Quinn Grover had contemplated the “why” of his fishing identity before more recently becoming focused on the “how” of it. He realized he was a dedicated fly fisherman in large part because public lands and public waterways in the West made it possible. In Wilderness of Hope Grover recounts his fly-fishing experiences with a strong evocation of place, connecting those experiences to the ongoing national debate over public lands.

Because so much of America’s public lands are in the Intermountain West, this is where arguments about the use and limits of those lands rage the loudest. And those loudest in the debate often become caricatures: rural ranchers who hate the government; West Coast elites who don’t know the West outside Vail, Colorado; and energy and mining companies who extract from once-protected areas. These caricatures obscure the complexity of those who use public lands and what those lands mean to a wider population.

Although for Grover fishing is often an “escape” back to wildness, it is also a way to find a home in nature and recalibrate his interactions with other parts of his life as a father, son, husband, and citizen. Grover sees fly fishing on public waterways as a vehicle for interacting with nature that allows humans to inhabit nature rather than destroy or “preserve” it by keeping it entirely separate from human contact. These essays reflect on personal fishing experiences with a strong evocation of place and an attempt to understand humans’ relationship with water and public land in the American West.
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