These essays were written for the Quivira Coalition, an organization dedicated to building bridges between ranchers, environmentalists, scientists, land managers and the public. The contributors advocate finding a radical center, which they define as a meeting-ground where diverse parties can come together. The essays discuss ranching, conservation and science as they pertain to land use in the West.
Individual topics include marketing conservation value, herding, environmental justice, and the urbanization of ranching. The text lacks an index. Distributed by the U. of Arizona Press. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR