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Preserving Nature in the National Parks

A History

by Richard West Sellars

  • 285 Want to read
  • 9 Currently reading

Published by Yale University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Conservation of the environment,
  • Management of land & natural resources,
  • Social history,
  • Zoos & wildlife parks,
  • 20th century,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Nature,
  • Environmental Studies,
  • Nature/Ecology,
  • USA,
  • Environmental Science,
  • United States - General,
  • Science / General,
  • Environmental Conservation & Protection - General,
  • Natural Resources

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages394
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9523481M
    ISBN 100300075782
    ISBN 109780300075786
    OCLC/WorldCa40927062

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    The book provides a fresh look at the national parks and an analysis of why the Service has not responded in full faith to the environmental concerns of recent times. Richard West Sellars, a historian with the National Park Service, has become uniquely familiar with the history, culture, and dynamics of the Service—including its biases Price: $ in his book Preserving Nature in the National Parks (p. ): “The Park Service chose to be territorial rather than commit to the principle of greater wilderness preservation.” Grudging acceptance of even minimal standards for Wilderness continues today. Presentation of the Lookout project to the public has followed a well-established GNP.

    National Parks. America's national park system includes hundreds of areas covering millions of acres in nearly every state and U.S. possession. The national parks include natural wonders, historical and cultural landmarks, and recreational areas as varied as Massachusetts' Cape Cod National Seashore, Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park, New York's Statue of Liberty, and Pennsylvania's Gettysburg. The first step to encourage stewardship of our parks is to teach kids why our parks are important. Encourage kids to spend time outside in a natural setting. Go for hikes, go swimming, camp, and play games in local, state, and national parks. Encourage kids to ask questions and make observations about the natural world around us.


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Preserving Nature in the National Parks by Richard West Sellars Download PDF EPUB FB2

The book's biggest strength is its abundance of self-criticism, due to the fact that Sellars served as a historian with the NPS for over 20 years.

Preserving Nature in the National Parks explains a story most in the park service hierarchy would be afraid to by: Cover. Preface. Introduction. Chapter 1: Creating Tradition: The Roots of National Park Management • Growth of the National Park Concept • Resorts, Spas, and Early National Parks • The Management of Nature Chapter 2: Codifying Tradition: The National Park Service Act of • Advocates and Opponents • The Statement of Purpose •.

A Utilitarian Act Chapter 3: Perpetuating Tradition. The book's biggest strength is its abundance of self-criticism, due to the fact that Sellars served as a historian with the NPS for over 20 years. Preserving Nature in the National Parks explains a story most in the park service hierarchy would be afraid to tell/5(8).

Preserving Nature in the National Parks book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This text traces the epic clash of values be /5.

Preserving Nature in the National Parks A History. Chapter 2 Codifying Tradition: The National Park Service Act of Economics and esthetics really go hand in hand.—MARK DANIELS,   The book provides a fresh look at the national parks and an analysis of why the Service has not responded in full faith to the environmental concerns of recent times.

Richard West Sellars, a historian with the National Park Service, has become uniquely familiar with the history, culture, and dynamics of the Service—including its biases. A decade after it first appeared on bookshelves, Preserving Nature in the National Parks: A History is reappearing in an updated version, one that follows the course of the national parks and the National Park Service up through the Bush administration and into the early days of the Obama administration.

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United States. National Park ServiceÑ History. National parks and reservesÑ United StatesÑManagementÑ History. Nature conservationÑUnited StatesÑHistory. 4 File Size: KB. This book traces the epic clash of values between traditional scenery-and-tourism management and emerging ecological concepts in the national parks, America's most treasured landscapes.

It spans the period from the creation of Yellowstone National Park in to near the present, analyzing the management of fires, predators, elk, bear, and other natural phenomena in parks such as Yellowstone.

The book's biggest strength is its abundance of self-criticism, due to the fact that Sellars served as a historian with the NPS for over 20 years. Preserving Nature in the National Parks explains a story most in the park service hierarchy would be afraid to tell/5(3).

''Preserving Natureinspired the greatest advances in scientific natural resource preservation in the history of the national parks.''-Stewart L. Udall, Secretary of the Interior, ''Anyone who hopes to understand the rich history of our national parks-or cares about their future-needs to read this penetrating book.''-Dayton Duncan Brand: Yale University Press.

The US National Park Service's founding legislation (a) charges the agency to manage national parks for the dual purpose of (1) preserving scenic, natural, and cultural resources, and (2.

Preserving Nature in the National Parks Book Description: This book traces the epic clash of values between traditional scenery-and-tourism management and emerging ecological concepts in the national parks, America's most treasured landscapes.

Preserving Nature in the National Parks: A History A decade after it first appeared on bookshelves, Preserving Nature in the National Parks: A History is reappearing in an updated version, one that follows the course of the national parks and the National Park Service up through the Bush administration and into the early days of the Obama.

Preserving nature in the national parks: a history User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Mandated to preserve and protect our historic and natural treasures, the National Park Service (NPS), Sellars contends, has disregarded a policy of scientific management of park.

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It spans the period from the creation of Yellowstone National Park in to near the present, analyzing Pages:   The United States has more than national parks, yet unless younger generations start showing more interest, there is a real risk that those parks could one day be lost.