Cronon 1

Terminology note: this book is nonfiction, it is NOT a novel

background on Thoreau

Thoreau no longer saw many: bear, moose, deer, porcupines, wolf, beaver, martins, heath cocks (a subspecies of the greater prairie chicken) and turkeys
changestoday?  change in forest cover

how do we interpret how the land has changed as a result of European settlement?

How do we know what happened?

It is a two way relationship

"Human communities that are inside rather than outside nature." p. 15

post hoc ergo propter hoc: a logical mistake, assuming that the event that came first must have caused the event that came second.  Sometimes they are unrelated