Trimble has written a new preface that provides an insightful look at the lessons learned from the study. Trimble encourages conservationists to acknowledge both the “potentially destructive power of the human agency” and “the ability of humans to achieve good things, in this case environmental improvement.”
The new edition also has a new foreword by Andrew Goudie of Oxford University. Goudie remarks that the book “is like a gripping detective story.”
Copies are available through the Soil and Water Conservation Society online store at http://store.swcs.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=c_Products.viewProduct&catID=574&productID=7194.