These American Lands: Parks, Wildnerness, and the Public Lands: Revised and Expanded Edition

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<p>Over 634 million acres of the United States - nearly a million square miles - are federally owned. These American Lands is both a history and a celebration of that inheritance. First published in 1986, the book was hailed by Wallace Stegner as "the only indispensable narrative history of the public lands." This completely revised and updated edition is an unsurpassed resource for everyone who cares about, visits, or works with public land in the United States. With over 75 pages of new material, the volume covers: <ul>
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<p>Over 634 million acres of the United States - nearly a million square miles - are federally owned. These American Lands is both a history and a celebration of that inheritance. First published in 1986, the book was hailed by Wallace Stegner as "the only indispensable narrative history of the public lands." This completely revised and updated edition is an unsurpassed resource for everyone who cares about, visits, or works with public land in the United States. With over 75 pages of new material, the volume covers: <ul> <li>national parks <li>national forests <li>national resource lands <li>wildlife refuges <li>designated wildernesses <li>wild and scenic rivers <li>Alaska lands<li>national trails </ul>.<p>Each chapter outlines the history of the unit of public lands under discussion, clarifies the resource use and policy conflicts that are currently besetting it, and provides a detailed agenda of management, expansion, and preservation goals.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This 1986 study of enviornmental preservation and federally owned lands has been revised and expanded. (June)
Library Journal
This collaborative volume is part history and part aggressive advocacy on behalf of conservation of America's federal lands. The history is legislative and administrative, covering a series of congressional acts and the federal managers who tried to administer them. There are separate chapters on the work history and conflicts among such agencies as the National Park Service, the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management. Then, at the end of each chapter, the authors spell out how federal land policy should be changed to assure sound preservation and conservation. The suggestions are judicious and sensible, and the case that such conservation is in our national interest is convincing. A helpful appendix to federal land laws and statistics concludes the work. Recommended for academic and public libraries. James W. Oberly, History Dept., Univ. of WisconsinEau Claire
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559632409
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1994
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 398
  • Sales rank: 571,668
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2002

    A great read, even if it's not for a class

    A textbook that is interesting as well as informative. The writing style makes it a swift read if you're going for a general overview of public lands management -- it grabs you with conflict, having both general and specific examples, and leaves you with a better understanding of and respect for the challenge of interdisciplinary public lands management. This book is also great for more careful reading; it identifies key players and laws surrounding government natural resource management agencies, and what problems still plague the agencies today. The only thing I found hard to follow was the chronology within each chapter. It seemed to me that there was a bit too much jumping around in time for me to be able to keep everything perfectly straight. After reading the first few pages of this book, I knew that I wanted to read the whole thing, whether or not I was required to, and coming from a college student, that speaks volumes for the appeal of this text.

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