Monday, May 13, 2013

Pg. 99: Al Cambronne's "Deerland"

The current feature at the Page 99 Test: Deerland: America's Hunt for Ecological Balance and the Essence of Wildness by Al Cambronne.

About the book, from the publisher:
Behind the unassuming grace and majesty of America’s whitetail deer is the laundry list of human health, social, and ecological problems they cause. They destroy farm crops and vegetable gardens, devour suburban landscaping, ravage entire ecosystems, endanger motorists, and spread Lyme disease across the United States.

In Deerland, Al Cambronne ventures afield with botanists, ecologists, frustrated farmers and foresters, overworked body-shop owners, camo-clad hunters, and humble deer enthusiasts. Along the way he gives readers an insider’s tour of America’s deer-industrial complex—and makes a convincing case that yes, there really is such a thing. Cambronne examines our history with whitetails, pinpoints where our ecological problems began, and asks tough questions about what it will take to restore the balance we’ve disrupted.
Learn more about Deerland at Al Cambronne’s website and blog.

The Page 99 Test: Deerland.

--Marshal Zeringue