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This well-wooded land : Americans and their forests from colonial times to the present

Author: Thomas R Cox
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1985.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
This well-wooded land.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1985
(OCoLC)671560732
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas R Cox
ISBN: 080321426X 9780803214262
OCLC Number: 11815711
Description: xvii, 325 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Americans and forests in the Colonial period: Landfall, settlement, and forest all around; Woodlands, trade, and expansion; Inexhaustibility and forest conservation in colonial America --
The new nation and its forests, 1776-1850: The new nation confronts its forests; Heyday in Maine; Foundations west and south --
The great transition, 1850-1909: Watershed years; Attitudes and perceptions; Floodtide of an industry; Responses to change --
America's forests and the modern world, 1909-1976: Decades of decision; Depression and war: the era of Franklin D. Roosevelt; The search for accommodation, 1945-1976 --
Epilogue --
Statistical appendix --
Notes. Illustrations: The Susquehanna boom at Williamsport --
Sorting logs below the Susquehanna boom for rafting to different mills --
An abandoned plank road near Coos Bay, Oregon --
Rafting logs on the Kentucky River --
Loading pulpwood at Grand Marais, Minnesota --
Big wheels and early log loaders in use in Michigan --
Bandsaw in operation --
Loggers in the Pacific Northwest felling a Douglas fir from springboards --
John Muir at his desk about 1897 --
President Theodore Roosevelt and Forest Service chief Gifford Pinchot during the Inland Waterways Commission Mississippi River excursion in 1907 --
President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Secretary of the Interior Harold C. Ickes visiting a Civilian Conservation Corps camp --
Actor William Boyd (Hopalong Cassidy) lends his help to the Smokey Bear publicity campaign against forest fires --
President Richard M. Nixon, with other dignitaries, dedicating Lady Bird Johnson Grove in Redwood National Park on August 27, 1969. Maps: Forest vegetation of the United States --
National forests of the United States.
Responsibility: Thomas R. Cox [and others].

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