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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1990-06-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr

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Among all of the debates affecting America's national parks, the most enduring-and most intense-is where to draw the line between preservation and use. This is an account of that classic confrontation, as told from the perspective of natural resources and environment. The focus is Yosemite, where debating environmental change is now a century and a quarter old. Yosemite, as the oldest park of its kind, has the longest history of modification.

Author Biography

Alfred Runte, an environmental historian based in Seattle, is the author of National Parks: The American Experience (1979; rev. ed., 1987), also published by the University of Nebraska Press.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Incomparable Valleyp. 5
First Parkp. 13
Prophecy and Changep. 28
National Parkp. 45
The Commission, the Cavalry, and the Natural Resourcep. 57
Losing Groundp. 67
Changing of the Guardp. 83
University of the Wildernessp. 100
The Science of Sanctuaryp. 119
Sanctuary on Trialp. 135
The Science of Sanctuary Redefinedp. 160
Self-Interest and Environmentp. 181
Management Adriftp. 201
Epilogue: Reassessment and Futurep. 219
Notesp. 229
A Note on the Sourcesp. 255
Indexp. 263
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