August 2019

Volume 25, Number 2

Photo © Nilesh Patel

In this issue

In this issue of the IJW, Jesse Engebretson and Troy Hall explore the historical meaning of solitude and primitive recreation in the Wilderness Act of 1964. Basak Tanulku examines the English Lake District as a culturally wild landscape. We would also like to thank Dr. John Shultis, our outstanding book editor of IJW, for his long-standing contributions and service to the journal and conservation. This issue represents John’s final issue as book review editor, and we wish to express our great thanks for his tireless efforts and collaboration. Best wishes, John, for your future endeavors and adventures!

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Jhalana: The Abode of the Urban Leopards

Imagine living in a crowded city of 3.1 million people and learning that amidst this human world, the huge buildings, the maddening crowd, and the deafening sounds lies a small, happy, and peaceful refuge where wild leopards rule.

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Book Review

For the last several decades, a debate has raged over whether the practice of wilderness preservation is meaningful, worthwhile, or even morally defensible in the contemporary world.

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Book Review

The history of wilderness activism, like the broader history of conservation movements, has tended to focus on the impacts of the elite, “big” names such as John Muir, Aldo Leopold, etc.

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