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The Resource Nature's burdens : conservation and American politics, the Reagan era to the present, Daniel Nelson

Nature's burdens : conservation and American politics, the Reagan era to the present, Daniel Nelson

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Nature's burdens : conservation and American politics, the Reagan era to the present
Title
Nature's burdens
Title remainder
conservation and American politics, the Reagan era to the present
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Nelson
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A political and intellectual history of natural resource conservation from the 1980s into the twenty-first century--a period of intense political turmoil, shifting priorities among policymakers, and changing ideas conservation. An account of new ideas and policies regarding human relationships to plants, and animals in modern environmentalism"--
  • "Nature's Burdens is a political and intellectual history of American natural resource conservation from the 1980s into the twenty-first century--a period of intense political turmoil, shifting priorities among federal policymakers, and changing ideas about the goals of conservation. Telling a story of persistent activism, conflict, and frustration but also of striking achievement, it is an account of how new ideas and policies regarding human relationships to plants, animals, and their surroundings have become vital features of modern environmentalism. In the 1960s and 1970s, Congress embraced the largely dormant movement to preserve distinctive landscapes and the growing demand for outdoor recreation, establishing an unprecedented number of parks, monuments, and recreation areas. The election of Ronald Reagan and a shift to a Republican-controlled Senate brought this activity to an abrupt halt and introduced a period of intense partisanship and legislative gridlock that extends to the present. In this political climate, three developments largely defined the role of conservation in contemporary society: environmental organizations have struggled to defend the legal status quo, private land conservation has become increasingly important, and the emergence of potent scientific voices has promoted the protection of animals and plants and injected a new sense of urgency into the larger cause. These developments mark this period as a distinctive and important chapter in the history of American conservation. Scrupulously researched, scientifically and politically well informed, concise, and accessibly written, Nature's Burdens is the most comprehensive examination of recent efforts to protect and enhance the natural world. It will be of interest to environmental historians, environmental activists, and any general reader interested in conservation." -- Publisher's description
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nelson, Daniel
Dewey number
333.720973
Index
index present
LC call number
S930
LC item number
.N45 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental policy
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Environmental policy
  • United States
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Nature's burdens : conservation and American politics, the Reagan era to the present, Daniel Nelson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
An auspicious legacy -- Origins of gridlock: the Reagan years -- Upheaval : the environmental movement in transition -- An intellectual revolution -- Forests and owls -- Conservation on trial : the Clinton years -- Land conservation circa 2000 -- A perilous course : twenty-first century conservation -- American conservation : a progress report
Control code
959698423
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 312 pages
Isbn
9781607325697
Lccn
2016044403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959698423
Label
Nature's burdens : conservation and American politics, the Reagan era to the present, Daniel Nelson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An auspicious legacy -- Origins of gridlock: the Reagan years -- Upheaval : the environmental movement in transition -- An intellectual revolution -- Forests and owls -- Conservation on trial : the Clinton years -- Land conservation circa 2000 -- A perilous course : twenty-first century conservation -- American conservation : a progress report
Control code
959698423
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 312 pages
Isbn
9781607325697
Lccn
2016044403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959698423

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