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Places of quiet beauty [electronic resource] : parks, preserves, and environmentalism / by Rebecca Conard.

By: Conard, Rebecca.
Material type: TextTextSeries: American land and life series: Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, c1997Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 382 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 1587290391 (electronic bk.); 9781587290398 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Nature conservation -- Iowa -- History | Parks -- Iowa -- History | Natural areas -- Iowa -- History | Environmentalism -- Iowa -- History | NATURE -- Natural Resources | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Environmental Economics | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Green Business | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Places of quiet beauty.DDC classification: 333.78/216/09777 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Foreword / Wayne Franklin -- Prologue -- Conservation Parks -- Pammel's Way -- Reshaping Park and Conservation Goals in the 1920s -- Toward a Resource Agency: The Twenty-five-Year Conservation Plan -- Seeking Balance -- The Center Does Not Hold -- The Lightning Rod Decades -- Epilogue -- Appendix: State Lands in Parks and Preserves, 1918-1996.
Summary: Resource protection and public recreation policies have always been subject to the shifting winds of management philosophy governing both national and state parks. Somewhere in the balance, however, parks and preserves have endured as unique places of mind as well as matter. Places of Quiet Beauty allows us to see parks and preserves, forests and wildlife refuges—all those special places that the term “park” conjures up—as measures of our own commitment to caring for the environment. In this broad-ranging book, historian Rebecca Conard examines the complexity of
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [355]-368) and index.

Foreword / Wayne Franklin -- Prologue -- Conservation Parks -- Pammel's Way -- Reshaping Park and Conservation Goals in the 1920s -- Toward a Resource Agency: The Twenty-five-Year Conservation Plan -- Seeking Balance -- The Center Does Not Hold -- The Lightning Rod Decades -- Epilogue -- Appendix: State Lands in Parks and Preserves, 1918-1996.

Resource protection and public recreation policies have always been subject to the shifting winds of management philosophy governing both national and state parks. Somewhere in the balance, however, parks and preserves have endured as unique places of mind as well as matter. Places of Quiet Beauty allows us to see parks and preserves, forests and wildlife refuges—all those special places that the term “park” conjures up—as measures of our own commitment to caring for the environment. In this broad-ranging book, historian Rebecca Conard examines the complexity of

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