Crown Jewels: Five Great National Parks Around The World and The Challenges They Face

Crown Jewels: Five Great National Parks Around The World and The Challenges They Face

by Randolph Delehanty
     
 

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The national park idea first emerged in the United States with the establishment of Yellowstone in 1872. Today there are at least 7,000 national parks in 140 countries around the world. But all face growing challenges from rapid environmental change, worldwide economic recession, and political pressures of varying degree. Crown Jewels presents fascinating, richly

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The national park idea first emerged in the United States with the establishment of Yellowstone in 1872. Today there are at least 7,000 national parks in 140 countries around the world. But all face growing challenges from rapid environmental change, worldwide economic recession, and political pressures of varying degree. Crown Jewels presents fascinating, richly illustrated portraits of parks in the U.S., East Africa, Italy, Amazonia, Tibet, and Australia, with analyses by park experts in each region. Crown Jewels reminds us that our world's stunningly beautiful national parks are an irreplaceable resource with an uncertain future and all of us are key to securing that future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933253732
Publisher:
American Alliance of Museums Press
Publication date:
05/30/2013
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
10.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Randolph Delehanty is a historian and exhibitions curator at the Presidio of San Francisco. He was the founding director of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, and has taught at San Francisco State University. He is the author of books on California, the American West, and the South.

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