9780803289635

National Parks : The American Experience (Third Edition)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780803289635

  • ISBN10:

    0803289634

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-03-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr

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Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

Summary

This third edition includes a new essay on recent environmental issues and concerns, especially as they center on Yellowstone National Park.

Author Biography

Alfred Runte, a Seattle-based environmental historian, is the author of Yosemite: The Embattled Wilderness (Nebraska 1990).

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Illustrations
ix
Preface to the Third Edition xi
Preface xxi
Prologue: The Heritage of Achievement and Indifference 1(10)
Catalysts: Nationalism, Art, and the American West
11(22)
Monumentalism Reaffirmed: The Yellowstone
33(15)
Worthless Lands
48(17)
New Parks, Enduring Perspectives
65(17)
See America First
82(24)
Complete Conservation
106(32)
Ecology Denied
138(17)
Schemers and Standard Bearers
155(26)
Familiar Themes, Traditional Battles, and a New Seriousness
181(16)
Management in Transition
197(12)
Ideals and Controversies of Expansion
209(27)
Decision in Alaska
236(23)
Epilogue. National Parks for the Future: Encirclement and Uncertainty 259(8)
Notes 267(48)
Bibliographical Note 315(4)
Supplementary Bibliographical Note 319(4)
Index 323

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