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

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

by Samuel P. Hays
 

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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

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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. • "This excellent history is unmatched in its insights on both past and present conservation thought." -Virginia Quarterly Review• An invaluable study."--Washington Post• This is a challenging reinterpretation of the conservation movement, based on impressive research."--American Historical Review

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<:st> First published in 1959 by Harvard University Press, this venerable treatise examines the political structure and system of power and decision-making during the Progressive Era through the prism of the conservation movement. Cited in Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780674165007
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1959
Series:
Historical Monographs

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