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National parks beyond the nation : global perspectives on "America's best idea"

Author: Adrian Howkins; Jared Orsi; Mark Fiege
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Public lands history, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"National Parks beyond the Nation brings together the work of fifteen scholars and writers to reveal the tremendous diversity of the global national park experience--an experience sometimes influencing, sometimes influenced by, and sometimes with no reference whatever to the United States. They explore the historical interactions and influences--intellectual, political, and material--within and between national park  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
National parks beyond the nation.
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 2016
(DLC) 2015037638
(OCoLC)923256251
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Howkins; Jared Orsi; Mark Fiege
ISBN: 9780806154756 0806154756
OCLC Number: 945771759
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 319 pages) : maps.
Contents: Introduction / Adrian Howkins, Mark Fiege, and Jared Orsi --
Beyond the best idea : a look at Mount Rainer, Antarctica, and the Sonoran Desert / Mark Fiege, Adrian Howkins, and Jared Orsi --
Canada's best idea? : the Canadian and American national park services in the 1910s / Alan MacEachern --
A short history of the New Zealand national park system / Theodore Catton --
Conservation on tour : comparing nations, scientists, and parks in the Americas / Emily Wakild --
Nature's laboratories? : exploring the intersection of science and national parks / Patrick Kupper --
"Why celebrate a controversy?" : South Africa, the United States, and national parks / Jane Carruthers --
Dragons or volcanoes? : national parks and nature loving in new order Indonesia, c. 1980-1998 / Steven Rodriguez --
Nature conservation in Africa's Great Rift Valley : a study in culture and history / Chris Conte --
"100 dangerous animals roaming loose" : grizzly bear management in Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, 1932-2000 / Karen Routledge --
From randomness to planning : the 1979 plan for Brazilian national parks / Jose Drummond --
Conquering sacred ground? : climbing Uluru and Devils Tower / Ann McGrath --
The trouble with climate change and national parks / Mark Carey --
Geographies of hope : lessons from a world of national parks / Paul S. Sutter.
Series Title: Public lands history, v. 1.
Responsibility: edited by Adrian Howkins, Jared Orsi, and Mark Fiege.

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"National Parks beyond the Nation brings together the work of fifteen scholars and writers to reveal the tremendous diversity of the global national park experience--an experience sometimes influencing, sometimes influenced by, and sometimes with no reference whatever to the United States. They explore the historical interactions and influences--intellectual, political, and material--within and between national park systems in Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Indonesia, Antarctica, Brazil, and other countries"--Provided by publisher.

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