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Losing Eden: An Environmental History of the American West / Edition 1

Losing Eden: An Environmental History of the American West / Edition 1

by Sara Dant
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ISBN-13: 9781118934296
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/19/2016
Series: Western History Series
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 307,592
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Sara Dant is Professor of History at Weber Sate University, USA. Her work focuses on environmental politics in the United States with a particular emphasis on the creation and development of consensus and bipartisanism. She is the author of several prize-winning articles on western environmental politics and co-author of the two-volume Encyclopedia of American National Parks (2004). Her recent articles cover a wide range of environmental topics, including "LBJ, Wilderness, and the Land and Water Conservation Fund," "Going with the Flow: Navigating to Stream Access Consensus," and "Field notes: Brigham Young's 'All the People' Quote Quandary."

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Table of Contents

List of Figures viii

Acknowledgments xii

Introduction – The Nature of the West 1

1 Losing “Eden” 7

2 The West Transformed 24

3 Claiming and Taming the Land 44

4 The Great Barbecue 65

5 The Pivotal Decade 82

6 Conservation and Preservation 102

7 Roll On 118

8 Booming the West 135

9 Building Consensus 153

10 Environmental Backlash and the New West 172

Epilogue – Sustainability and the “Triumph of the Commons” 192

Index 206

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