Conservation and the Gospel of Efficiency: The Progressive Conservation Movement, 1890-1920 / Edition 1

Conservation and the Gospel of Efficiency: The Progressive Conservation Movement, 1890-1920 / Edition 1

by Samuel P. Hays
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822957027

ISBN-13: 9780822957027

Pub. Date: 03/28/1999

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

The relevance and importance of Samuel P. Hay's book, Conservation and the Gospel of Efficiency, has only increased over time. Written almost half a century ago, it offers an invaluable history of the conservation movement's origins, and provides an excellent context for understanding contemporary enviromental problems and possible solutions. Against a

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The relevance and importance of Samuel P. Hay's book, Conservation and the Gospel of Efficiency, has only increased over time. Written almost half a century ago, it offers an invaluable history of the conservation movement's origins, and provides an excellent context for understanding contemporary enviromental problems and possible solutions. Against a background of rivers, forests, ranges, and public lands, this book defines two conflicting political processes: the demand for an integrated, controlled development guided by an elite group of scientists and technicians and the demand for a looser system allowing grassroots impulses to have a voice through elected government representatives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822957027
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Edition description:
1
Pages:
297
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

IIntroduction1
IIStore the Floods5
IIIWoodman, Spare that Tree27
IVRange Wars and Range Conservation49
VThe Public Land Question66
VITaming the Nation's Rivers91
VIIThe Conservation Crusade122
VIIIConflict over Conservation Policy147
IXOrganized Conservation in Decline175
XThe Corps of Engineers Fights Water Conservation199
XICongress Rejects Coordinated Development219
XIIThe West Against Itself241
XIIIThe Conservation Movement and the Progressive Tradition261
Bibliographical Note277
Index283

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