DeVoto's West: History, Conservation, and the Public Good

DeVoto's West: History, Conservation, and the Public Good

by Bernard DeVoto
     
 

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DeVoto's works of social criticism, history and fiction were awarded the Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes, and this collection edited by Muller (history and urban studies, U. of Pittsburgh) includes his most famous pieces on conservation. DeVoto explores the complex relationship Westerners have with their environment, including how the western land grab informed their… See more details below

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DeVoto's works of social criticism, history and fiction were awarded the Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes, and this collection edited by Muller (history and urban studies, U. of Pittsburgh) includes his most famous pieces on conservation. DeVoto explores the complex relationship Westerners have with their environment, including how the western land grab informed their later land use decisions, how the severe conditions both fascinate and repel them, how the system of National Parks rankles them, and how development strikes them as both a blessing and a curse. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804010733
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
1,052,154
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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