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To conserve unimpaired : the evolution of the national park idea

Author: Robert B Keiter
Publisher: Washington : Island Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When the national park system was first established in 1916, the goal "to conserve unimpaired" seemed straightforward. This title explains how parks must be managed more effectively to meet  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert B Keiter
ISBN: 9781597266598 1597266590 9781597266604 1597266604
OCLC Number: 818318188
Description: xix, 343 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: What is a national park? --
"Nature's cathedral": a wilderness sanctuary --
"A pleasuring ground": tourism in the wild --
"The nation's playground": recreating in paradise --
"A commercial commodity": putting nature on sale --
"Ancestral lands": nature, culture, and justice --
"Nature's laboratory": experimentation and education --
"Fountains of life": an (imperfect) wildlife reserve --
"A vital core": ecosystem scale conservation --
"Growing the system": new parks and new strategies --
Nature conservation in a changing world.
Responsibility: Robert B. Keiter.

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""To Conserve Unimpaired" is a comprehensive overview of national park system laws and policies written by an outstanding academic. What gives the book its realistic grounding is the insight provided Read more...

 
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