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Battle for the wilderness [electronic resource] / Michael Frome.

By: Frome, Michael.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, 1997Edition: Rev. ed.Description: 1 online resource (liv, 278 p.).ISBN: 0585112479 (electronic bk.); 9780585112473 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Wilderness areas -- United States | Nature conservation -- United States | NATURE -- Natural Resources | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Environmental Economics | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Green Business | Schutz | Wildnis | USA | USA Naturschutzgebiet | USA NaturschutzGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Battle for the wilderness.DDC classification: 333.78/216/0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface: Wilderness is Here to Stay, 1997 -- Prologue: A Navigational Perspective -- 1. What Is Wilderness? -- 2. An American Happening -- 3. The Cultural Heritage in Wilderness -- 4. A Scientific Resource -- 5. A Place for Wild Animals, Wild Plants -- 6. Recreation for Everyone ... -- 7. ... But Not Everyone at Once -- 8. Saving Wilderness by Law -- The Ancient Creed -- 9. Saving Wilderness by Law -- The Ultimate Showdown -- 10. Hearing the People's Case -- 11. Any Wilderness in the East? -- 12. Beyond the Wilderness Act -- Epilogue: Where the Battle Begins -- Appendix A. Text of the Wilderness Act -- Appendix B. Landmarks in Wilderness Preservation -- Appendix C. National Wilderness Preservation System.
Review: "Battle for the Wilderness is one of the important works of the American conservation movement. Centered on the struggle to pass the 1964 Wilderness Act, it offers a well-written, workable definition of wilderness and presents conservation as a vital thread in American history. In a completely new preface, Michael Frome ruminates on the relative treatment of the wilderness system under successive administrations, and on recent approaches to the preservation of wild lands. The full text of the Wilderness Act - the document remains at the center of continuing disputes over the definition, designation, and disposition of wilderness - is reproduced in one appendix, while another appendix lists all the wilderness areas now designated in the fifty states."--BOOK JACKET.
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"University of Utah Press edition"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-272) and index.

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Preface: Wilderness is Here to Stay, 1997 -- Prologue: A Navigational Perspective -- 1. What Is Wilderness? -- 2. An American Happening -- 3. The Cultural Heritage in Wilderness -- 4. A Scientific Resource -- 5. A Place for Wild Animals, Wild Plants -- 6. Recreation for Everyone ... -- 7. ... But Not Everyone at Once -- 8. Saving Wilderness by Law -- The Ancient Creed -- 9. Saving Wilderness by Law -- The Ultimate Showdown -- 10. Hearing the People's Case -- 11. Any Wilderness in the East? -- 12. Beyond the Wilderness Act -- Epilogue: Where the Battle Begins -- Appendix A. Text of the Wilderness Act -- Appendix B. Landmarks in Wilderness Preservation -- Appendix C. National Wilderness Preservation System.

"Battle for the Wilderness is one of the important works of the American conservation movement. Centered on the struggle to pass the 1964 Wilderness Act, it offers a well-written, workable definition of wilderness and presents conservation as a vital thread in American history. In a completely new preface, Michael Frome ruminates on the relative treatment of the wilderness system under successive administrations, and on recent approaches to the preservation of wild lands. The full text of the Wilderness Act - the document remains at the center of continuing disputes over the definition, designation, and disposition of wilderness - is reproduced in one appendix, while another appendix lists all the wilderness areas now designated in the fifty states."--BOOK JACKET.

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