America's National Park System: The Critical Documents

America's National Park System: The Critical Documents

By: Lary M. Dilsaver (author)Hardback

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This invaluable reference work is a fundamental resource for scholars, students, conservationists, and citizens interested in America's national park system. The extensive group of documents illustrate the system's creation, development, and management. They include laws that established and shaped the system; policy statements on park management; Park Service self-evaluations; and outside studies by a range of scientists, conservation organizations, private groups, and businesses.

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Lary M. Dilsaver is professor of geography at the University of South Alabama and coeditor with Craig E. Colten of The American Environment: Interpretations of Past Geographies (Rowman & Littlefield, 1993).


Chapter 1 Introduction: The National Park System Chapter 2 The Early Years, 1864-1918 Chapter 3 Defining the System, 1919-1932 Chapter 4 The New Deal Years, 1933-1941 Chapter 5 The Poverty Years, 1942-1956 Chapter 6 Questions of Resource Management, 1957-1963 Chapter 7 The Ecological Revolution, 1964-1969 Chapter 8 Transformation and Expansion, 1970-1980 Chapter 9 A System Threatened, 1981-1992 Chapter 10 Appendix: Summaries of Lengthy Documents.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/07/1994
  • ISBN13: 9780847679225
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9780847679225
  • weight: 785
  • ISBN10: 0847679225

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