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The Western paradox : a conservation reader

Auteur : Bernard De Voto; Douglas Brinkley; Patricia Nelson Limerick
Éditeur: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2000.
Collection: Yale Western Americana series (Unnumbered)
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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Bernard DeVoto was a conservationist and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian. This volume brings together ten of his acerbic and timely essays on western conservation issues, along with his unfinished  Lire la suite...

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Type d’ouvrage: Ressource Internet
Type de document: Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Bernard De Voto; Douglas Brinkley; Patricia Nelson Limerick
ISBN: 0300084226 9780300084221 0300084234 9780300084238
Numéro OCLC: 45420211
Description: xxx, 552 pages ; 21 cm.
Contenu: Select Harper's conservation essays: The West: a plundered province --
The Anxious West --
The West against itself --
Sacred cows and public lands --
Statesmen on the lam --
Two-gun Desmond is back --
Billion dollar jackpot --
The sturdy corporate homesteader --
Heading for the last roundup --
Conservation: down and on the way out --
Western paradox: --
Chapter 1. To the traveler's eye --
Chapter 2. Damnedest country under the sun --
Chapter 3. Emptiness can affect the unwary --
Chapter 4. Unregarded inheritance from the frontier --
Chapter 5. The eighth city of Cibola --
Chapter 6. A certain mentality --
Chapter 7. Nemesis --
Epilogue / Mark DeVoto.
Titre de collection: Yale Western Americana series (Unnumbered)
Responsabilité: Bernard DeVoto ; edited by Douglas Brinkley and Patricia Nelson Limerick ; with a foreword by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
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