In a December 25th story on Outside Online by Los Angeles writer Shawnté Salabert, Outside Magazine named Jordan Fisher Smith’s Engineering Eden as one of ten books that shaped the outdoor world in the last decade. Among others named were Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction, Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs Climate, and David James Haskell’s The Forest Unseen. At least one book editor had two books in the list, Crown Publishing’s Kevin Doughten, who edited Haskell and Smith’s books.
“Here are ten books from the past ten years that sparked debate, changed discourse, and spawned movements in the outdoor world. These stories made us marvel at the seemingly impossible limits of the human body and feel enthralled with the wonders of nature. They mobilized us to stand up against environmental injustice, taught us about climate change, and inspired us to take our ideas out into the world,” wrote Salabert. (read the full article)