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In the Name of Wild

One Family, Five Years, Ten Countries, and a New Vision of Wildness

A global quest for the meaning of wildness.
The Vanninis traveled across five continents to answer one question: what is the meaning of “wild”? Any romantic expectations were nearly dashed by competing answers. In the wild, adventurers saw conquest, conservationists saw vulnerability, and businesses saw profit. Through conversations with both fellow travelers and people who live in places like Iceland, Patagonia, or Tasmania, In the Name of Wild invites readers to reflect on a shared desire in our pursuit of the wilderness. In the “remote” places of the world, they explain, we do not seek the absence of humanity but a kinship with the land and one another.

288 pages | 36 color plates | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

History: Environmental History

Travel and Tourism: Travel Writing and Guides

Table of Contents

Prologue / vii

1 “Wild” Can Be a Challenging Word:
Galápagos / 1

2 “Wild” Can Be an Adjective: Tasmania / 27

3 Wild Can Be Ephemeral:
Aotearoa-New Zealand / 46

4 Wild Can Change: South Tyrol / 67

5 Wild Can Be Reimagined: Belize / 94

6 Wild Can Be a Foreign Concept: Japan / 118

7 Wild Can Be Alive: Patagonia / 145

8 Wild Can Be Photogenic: Iceland / 167

9 Wildlife Can Be Us: Thailand / 191

10 Wild Can Be Someone’s Home: Canada / 218

Acknowledgments / 243

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