Coyote Valley: Deep History in the High Rockies. By T.G. Andrews. 2015
Take a few minutes and consider the differences between mountain areas in developed countries and mountain areas in less developed parts of the world. Think about the variety of development projects we have just explored, be they related to, for example, transportation, hydropower, tourism, etc.
Then, revisit Coyote Valley. While the transformation of environments and societies discussed in the book have been profound, they are set against a background of the Euro-American “conquest” of the western U.S., and the emergence of the United States as a wealthy developed country.
How might Andrews’s account have been different if he were writing about a mountain valley in the Himalaya, the Andes, the Atlas Mountains, or some other less developed part of the world? Please address this question in a complete paragraph.