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Places of quiet beauty : parks, preserves, and environmentalism

Author: Rebecca Conard
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©1997.
Series: American land and life series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Resource protection and public recreation policies have always been subject to the shifting winds of management philosophy governing both national and state parks. Somewhere in the balance, however, parks and preserves have endured as unique places of mind as well as matter. Places of Quiet Beauty allows us to see parks and preserves, forests and wildlife refuges & mdash;all those special places that the term &  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Conard, Rebecca.
Places of quiet beauty.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©1997
(DLC) 96027207
(OCoLC)35043968
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Conard
ISBN: 1587290391 9781587290398
OCLC Number: 44960332
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 382 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Foreword / Wayne Franklin --
Prologue --
Conservation Parks --
Pammel's Way --
Reshaping Park and Conservation Goals in the 1920s --
Toward a Resource Agency: The Twenty-five-Year Conservation Plan --
Seeking Balance --
The Center Does Not Hold --
The Lightning Rod Decades --
Epilogue --
Appendix: State Lands in Parks and Preserves, 1918-1996.
Series Title: American land and life series.
Responsibility: by Rebecca Conard.

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Resource protection and public recreation policies have always been subject to the shifting winds of management philosophy governing both national and state parks. Somewhere in the balance, however, parks and preserves have endured as unique places of mind as well as matter. Places of Quiet Beauty allows us to see parks and preserves, forests and wildlife refuges & mdash;all those special places that the term & ldquo;park & rdquo; conjures up & mdash;as measures of our own commitment to caring for the environment. In this broad-ranging book, historian Rebecca Conard examines the complexity of.

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