The Promise of Wilderness: American Environmental Politics since 1964

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Wilderness is not only a place. It is also one of the most powerful and challenging ideas in American environmental thought, representing everything from sublime beauty to the overextension of government authority. The Promise of Wilderness examines the profound and sometimes surprising ways that the idea of wilderness has shaped modern American environmental politics.

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Overview


New in paperback

Wilderness is not only a place. It is also one of the most powerful and challenging ideas in American environmental thought, representing everything from sublime beauty to the overextension of government authority. The Promise of Wilderness examines the profound and sometimes surprising ways that the idea of wilderness has shaped modern American environmental politics.

"The Promise of Wilderness will be read with pleasure by all who enjoy --and realize they must act politically to protect--the untrammeled great outdoors." --Rupert Cutler, former Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, Roanoke Times

"The most deeply researched, analytically rigorous, and elegantly written study of American wilderness politics since the 1960s." --from the Foreword by William Cronon

"A wonderfully compelling picture of the people, history, and politics of America's wilderness. A great read." --Melyssa Watson, cofounder, The Wilderness Society's Wilderness Support Center

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"Turner's account is a sophisticated, fresh interpretation, especially for the insights it provides on environmental politics in the 1970s and 1980s. This work pushes beyond the received wisdom in important ways, rethinking the chronology of change, venturing into previously unexplored topical territory, and transforming environmental history into a social-environmental history hybrid." -Chad Montrie, American Historical Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780295993300
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 7/25/2013
  • Series: Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 821,860
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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