Our Unprotected Heritage: Whitewashing the Destruction of Our Cultural and Natural Environment

Our Unprotected Heritage: Whitewashing the Destruction of Our Cultural and Natural Environment

by Thomas F King
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ISBN-10:
1598743813
ISBN-13:
9781598743814
Pub. Date:
08/15/2009
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
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Our Unprotected Heritage: Whitewashing the Destruction of Our Cultural and Natural Environment

Most Americans agree that our heritage—both natural and cultural—should be protected. Then why does development run rampant, aided—rather than limited—by government inaction? Tom King has been a participant in and observer of this system for decades, as a government worker, heritage consultant, and advocate for local communities. In this hard-hitting critique of the heritage-industrial complex, King points the finger at watchdogs who instead serve as advocates, unintelligible (often contradictory) regulations, disinterested government employees and power-seeking agencies, all of whom conspire to keep our heritage unprotected. His solution to this crisis will be uncomfortable to many in power, but may help save more of our cultural and natural treasures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598743814
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/15/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface 6

1 Our Unprotected Heritage 9

2 The Analyst as Proponent 33

3 Reviewers as Advocates 47

4 Befuddle, Bewilder, Bog Down, Bowl Over 73

5 Absent Overseers, Petty Dictators 91

6 All the Locked-Out People 109

7 Real Men Don't Reconsider 127

8 Doing Something About It 141

Afterword: Property Rights, Money, and Inertia 169

Appendix: All Those Bloody Acronyms 175

Endnotes 179

Books Tom King 187

Sources and Further Reading 189

Index 193

About the Author 200

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