"Why did French castle owners create huge lawns around their castles? Why is it a bad idea to feed wild animals? How do humans benefit from nature?
For most of our time on earth we have worked hard to make our local landscapes as safe and convenient as possible. Sometimes that's meant damming rivers for electricity or irrigation. But now pollution, climate change and disruptions to the water cycle are affecting the world in ways we never anticipated. Going Wild explores how civilization beat back the wilderness and why we need to let it back into the urban landscape." --bk. cover