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Yosemite : the embattled wilderness

Author: Alfred Runte
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The history of Yosemite is symbolic of the environmental history of America itself. This book presents a critical contribution to Yosemite historiography and ideology.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Runte, Alfred, 1947-
Yosemite.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1990
(OCoLC)643945837
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Runte
ISBN: 0803238940 9780803238947 0803289413 9780803289413
OCLC Number: 19975780
Description: xii, 271 pages, [48] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The incomparable valley --
First park --
Prophecy and change --
National park --
The Commission, the cavalry, and the natural resource --
Losing ground --
Changing the guard --
University of the wilderness --
The science of sanctuary --
Sanctuary on trial --
The science of sanctuary redefined --
Self-interest and environment --
Management adrift --
Epilogue: Reassessment and future.
Responsibility: Alfred Runte.
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"Runte focuses on the debate over the management of the natural resources of the park, deftly addressing delicate questions of the balance between preservation and use... His work is alive, and even Read more...

 
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