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The wilderness idea

Author: Wallace StegnerMichael P CohenStephen R FoxHume CronynDiane GareyAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Direct Cinema Ltd., ©1992.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of the two founders of American conservation, John Muir and Gifford Pinchot, and their historic battle over whether a remote valley in California, Hetch Hetchy, should be dammed and flooded to form a reservoir. The battle reflected the two sides of the conservation issue--absolute protection of wilderness lands versus careful management and use of nature to serve human needs.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: John Muir; Gifford Pinchot; John Muir; Gifford Pinchot
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Wallace Stegner; Michael P Cohen; Stephen R Fox; Hume Cronyn; Diane Garey; Roderick Nash; Ken Chowder; Char Miller; Annette Kolodny; Lawrence R Hott; Florentine Films.; Direct Cinema Ltd.
ISBN: 1559742895 9781559742894
OCLC Number: 223971143
Notes: Originally produced in 1989 on the PBS television series The American experience, as Battle for wilderness.
"Part one of a two-part series with Wild by law: the growth of environmentalism and the creation of the Wilderness act"--Container.
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Credits: Cinematography, Allen Moore ; editor, Sharon Sachs ; music, Richard Einhorn.
Performer(s): Narrator, Hume Cronyn ; commentators, Roderick Nash, Wallace Stegner, Stephen Fox, Annette Kolodny, Michael Cohen, Char Miller.
Description: 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Battle for wilderness
John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and the first great battle for wilderness
American experience (Television program)
Wild by law.
Responsibility: a production of Florentine Films ; a film by Lawrence Hott and Diane Garey ; writer, Ken Chowder.

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Tells the story of the two founders of American conservation, John Muir and Gifford Pinchot, and their historic battle over whether a remote valley in California, Hetch Hetchy, should be dammed and flooded to form a reservoir. The battle reflected the two sides of the conservation issue--absolute protection of wilderness lands versus careful management and use of nature to serve human needs.

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