Encounters at the Ragged Edge of the World

Friday, July 01, 2011

Environmental writer Eugene Linden talks about how the far corners on the earth have been changed by—or have resisted being changed by—modernity. The Ragged Edge of the World: Encounters at the Frontier Where Modernity, Wildlands, and Indigenous Peoples Meet looks at this environmental frontier—Vietnam, New Guinea and Borneo, pygmy forests and Machu Picchu, the Arctic and Antarctica, Cuba and Midway Island.


Eugene Linden
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Comments [1]

jgarbuz from Queens

Aboriginal knowledge of natural healing aids developed over tens of thousands of years, whereas modern medicine is really only about 2 centuries old. It is arrogant of us to believe that those who have had experience through trial and error and passed down over thousands of years would be "know-nothings" to be totally dismissed out of hand. The human race could not have survived to become dominant over the other species were it the case.

Jul. 01 2011 01:22 PM

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