Encounters with the Archdruid

In “Encounters with the Archdruid” John McFee recounts three episodes in the life of famous environmental activist David Brower. The three people he encounters are a geologist, a land developer, and a dam builder.According to a review from the Wall Street Journal “the importance of this lively book in the unmanageably proliferating literature on ecology is in its confrontation between remarkable men who hold great differences of opinion with integrity on all sides. Mr. McPhee, not pushing, just presenting, portrays them all in the round, showing them clashing in concrete situations where factors are complex and decisions hard. Readers must choose sides.”