9780803238787

National Parks : The American Experience

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  • ISBN13:

    9780803238787

  • ISBN10:

    0803238789

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr

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Summary

Interpretative history of the national parks system proposing the establishment of national parks evolved out of a need to fulfill cultural rather than environmental needs, and examining the problems of maintaining the character and integrity of parks

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Illustrations
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface
Prologue: The Heritage of Achievement and Indifferencep. 1
Catalysts: Nationalism, Art, and the American Westp. 11
Monumentalism Reaffirmed: The Yellowstonep. 33
Worthless Landsp. 48
New Parks, Enduring Perspectivesp. 65
See America Firstp. 82
Complete Conservationp. 106
Ecology Deniedp. 138
Schemers and Standard Bearersp. 155
Familiar Themes, Traditional Battles, and a New Seriousnessp. 181
Management in Transitionp. 197
Ideals and Controversies of Expansionp. 209
Decision in Alaskap. 236
Epilogue. National Parks for the Future: Encirclement and Uncertaintyp. 259
Notesp. 267
Bibliographical Notep. 315
Supplementary Bibliographical Notep. 319
Indexp. 323
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