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The Resource The promise of wilderness : American environmental politics since 1964, James Morton Turner ; foreword by William Cronon

The promise of wilderness : American environmental politics since 1964, James Morton Turner ; foreword by William Cronon

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The promise of wilderness : American environmental politics since 1964
Title
The promise of wilderness
Title remainder
American environmental politics since 1964
Statement of responsibility
James Morton Turner ; foreword by William Cronon
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From Denali's majestic slopes to the Great Swamp of central New Jersey, protected wilderness areas make up nearly 20 percent of the parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and other public lands that cover a full fourth of the nation's territory. But wilderness is not only a place. It is also one of the most powerful and troublesome ideas in American environmental thought, representing everything from sublime beauty and patriotic inspiration to a countercultural ideal and an overextension of government authority. The Promise of Wilderness examines how the idea of wilderness has shaped the management of public lands since the passage of the Wilderness Act in 1964. Wilderness preservation has engaged diverse groups of citizens, from hunters and ranchers to wildlife enthusiasts and hikers, as political advocates who have leveraged the resources of local and national groups toward a common goal. Turner demonstrates how these efforts have contributed to major shifts in modern American environmental politics, which have emerged not just in reaction to a new generation of environmental concerns, such as environmental justice and climate change, but also in response to changed debates over old conservation issues, such as public lands management. He also shows how battles over wilderness protection have influenced American politics more broadly, fueling disputes over the proper role of government, individual rights, and the interests of rural communities; giving rise to radical environmentalism; and playing an important role in the resurgence of the conservative movement, especially in the American West. "James Turner's insightful book demonstrates the continued vitality and centrality of wilderness within American environmentalism."--Mark Harvey, author of Wilderness Forever: Howard Zahniser and the Path to the Wilderness Act "A superb study of the implementation of the Wilderness Act, and a springboard for a new period in wilderness thought and advocacy."--Paul Sutter, author of Driven Wild: How the Fight Against Automobiles Launched the Modern Wilderness Movement "The most deeply researched, analytically rigorous, and elegantly written study of American wilderness politics since the 1960s yet produced."--the Foreword by William Cronon James Morton Turner is assistant professor of environmental studies at Wellesley College"--Provided by publisher
  • "Analysis of the Wilderness Act of 1964, since its passage to the late 1990s, including the rationale for the act, dissenters, activists, the role of the Wilderness Society and other advocacy organizations"--Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Turner, James Morton
Dewey number
333.78/20973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.E5
LC item number
T87 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Weyerhaeuser environmental books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental protection
  • Wilderness areas
  • Wilderness areas
  • HISTORY
  • NATURE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • NATURE
  • HISTORY
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental protection
  • Wilderness areas
  • Wilderness areas
  • United States
Label
The promise of wilderness : American environmental politics since 1964, James Morton Turner ; foreword by William Cronon
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Wilderness and the origins of modern environmentalism, 1967-1976 -- Why a wilderness act? -- Speaking for wilderness -- The popular politics of wilderness -- New environmental tools for an old conservation issue -- 2. The polarization of American environmental politics, 1977-1994 -- Alaska: "The last chance to do it right the first time" -- National forests: the polarization of environmental politics -- The public domain: environmental politics and the rise of the new right -- 3. Wilderness and a new agenda for the public lands, 1987-2009 -- From wilderness to public lands reform -- The new prophets of wilderness -- The paths to public lands reform
Control code
802928948
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 520 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295804224
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct66ng
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)802928948
Label
The promise of wilderness : American environmental politics since 1964, James Morton Turner ; foreword by William Cronon
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Wilderness and the origins of modern environmentalism, 1967-1976 -- Why a wilderness act? -- Speaking for wilderness -- The popular politics of wilderness -- New environmental tools for an old conservation issue -- 2. The polarization of American environmental politics, 1977-1994 -- Alaska: "The last chance to do it right the first time" -- National forests: the polarization of environmental politics -- The public domain: environmental politics and the rise of the new right -- 3. Wilderness and a new agenda for the public lands, 1987-2009 -- From wilderness to public lands reform -- The new prophets of wilderness -- The paths to public lands reform
Control code
802928948
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 520 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295804224
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct66ng
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)802928948

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