Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, & the Fight Over Controlling Nature


Engineering Eden: A Violent Death, a Federal Trial, and the Struggle to Restore Nature in Our National Parks

The award-winning story of the century-and-half-long struggle to manage wild nature in national parks, told through the prism of a fatal grizzly attack and the federal lawsuit that followed it. Tracking this drama through Yellowstone, Glacier, Yosemite, and Sequoia National Parks, former park ranger Jordan Fisher Smith crafts an epic account of America’s century-and-a-half-long attempt to remake Eden—in the name of saving it. Winner of a California Book Award, and longlisted for the PEN / E.O. Wilson Award for Literary Science Writing, the Wall Street Journal called this “An intensely reported, rousingly readable and ambitiously envisioned book.”

Author: Jordan Fisher Smith