Crossing Next Meridian, P / Edition 1

Crossing Next Meridian, P / Edition 1

by Charles F. Wilkinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 155963149X

ISBN-13: 9781559631495

Pub. Date: 06/28/1993

Publisher: Island Press

<p>In Crossing the Next Meridian, Charles F. Wilkinson, an expert on federal public lands, Native American issues, and the West's arcane water laws explains some of the core problems facing the American West now and in the years to come. He examines the outmoded ideas that pervade land use and resource allocation and argues that significant reform of Western law is…  See more details below

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<p>In Crossing the Next Meridian, Charles F. Wilkinson, an expert on federal public lands, Native American issues, and the West's arcane water laws explains some of the core problems facing the American West now and in the years to come. He examines the outmoded ideas that pervade land use and resource allocation and argues that significant reform of Western law is needed to combat desertification and environmental decline, and to heal splintered communities.<p>Interweaving legal history with examples of preset-day consequences of the laws, both intended and unintended, Wilkinson traces the origins and development of the laws and regulations that govern mining, ranching, forestry, and water use. He relates stories of Westerners who face these issues on a day-to-day basis, and discusses what can and should be done to bring government policies in line with the reality of twentieth-century American life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559631495
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
06/28/1993
Edition description:
1
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
698,407
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

ABOUT ISLAND PRESS,
Title Page,
Copyright Page,
Dedication,
Preface,
Chapter One - The Lords of Yesterday,
Chapter Two - The Miner's Law,
Chapter Three - The Rancher's Code,
Chapter Four - Forests for the Home - Builder First of All,
Chapter Five - "The River Was Crouded with Salmon",
Chapter Six - Harvestin the April Rivers,
Chapter Seven - Crossing the Next Meridian,
Notes,
Acknowledgments,
Index,
About the Author,
Also Available from Island Press,
Island Press Board of Directors,

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