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A symbol of wilderness : Echo Park and the American conservation movement

Author: Mark William Thornton Harvey; William Cronon
Publisher: Seattle : Univ. of Washington Press, c 2000.
Series: Weyerhaeuser environmental classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Details the first major clash between conservationists and developers after World War II, the successful fight to prevent the building of Echo Park Dam.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark William Thornton Harvey; William Cronon
ISBN: 0295979321 9780295979328
OCLC Number: 247016075
Notes: Originally published: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©1994.
Reproduction Notes: Reprint.
Description: XXVIII, 368 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword by William CrononPrefaceAcknowledgmentsThe Peculiar Past of a National MonumentThe Seeds of ControversyPrimeval Parks and the Wilderness Movement"A Mere Millpond"Searching for an Alternate SiteWilderness for a New GenerationThe Great Evaporation ControversyThe Politics of PreservationA Symbol of WildernessTriumph of the Park SystemEpilogueNotesBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Weyerhaeuser environmental classics.
Responsibility: Mark W.T. Harvey ; foreword by William Cronon.


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"The Echo Park controversy marks the beginning of the modern wilderness movement. Understanding it is essential for knowing the importance of wilderness in American culture." --Roderick Nash, author Read more...

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