Symbol of Wilderness

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Overview

Harvey details the first major clash between conservationists and developers after World War II, the successful fight to prevent the building of Echo Park Dam. The dam on the Green River was intended to create a recreational lake in northwest Colorado and generate hydroelectric power, but would have flooded picturesque Echo Park Valley and threatened Dinosaur National Monument, straddling the Utah-Colorado border near Wyoming.

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What People Are Saying

Roderick Nash

The Echo Park controversy marks the beginning of the modern wilderness movement. Understanding it is essential for knowing the importance of wilderness in American culture.

William L. Lang

A Symbol of Wilderness is a superb introduction to what has made the wilderness movement a significant force in 20th century environmentalism. This is a natural for classroom use.

Donald C. Jackson

With the recent proliferation of dam-removal campaigns and rising concern over the ecological impacts of artificial reservoirs, this is a must-read for anyone-scholar, student, or general reader-seeking to comprehend the complex relationship between large-scale dams and the environmental movement.

Alfred Runte

By every standard of narrative and historical scholarship, this book is a major contribution to our understanding of protected parks and wilderness.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780295979328
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Series: Weyerhaeuser Environmental Classics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark W. T. Harvey is associate professor of history at North Dakota State University in Fargo.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by William CrononPrefaceAcknowledgmentsThe Peculiar Past of a National MonumentThe Seeds of ControversyPrimeval Parks and the Wilderness Movement"A Mere Millpond"Searching for an Alternate SiteWilderness for a New GenerationThe Great Evaporation ControversyThe Politics of Preservation A Symbol of WildernessTriumph of the Park SystemEpilogueNotesBibliographyIndex

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