Time America S National Parks

Author: The Editors of TIME
Publisher: Time Inc. Books
ISBN: 1683302702
Size: 61.90 MB
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As the National Park Service marks its 100th birthday in 2016, TIME celebrates America’s spectacular, unspoiled natural treasures. Vast in scale at nearly 85 million acres, the park system stretches from Acadia park in Maine to War in the Pacific park on Guam and more than 400 parks in between, visited by 280 million people each year. Highlights of this special edition: * Jewels in the crown: a lavish pictorial tour of the most breathtaking parks, including Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Glacier and Grand Teton * Founding fathers: the idea of a national park began with Western painter George Catlin and was later embraced by President Teddy Roosevelt after three nights under the stars in Yosemite Valley * A visitor’s guide to the best of the parks and monuments, from the spectacular to the quirky

Mill Power

Author: Paul Marion
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442236302
Size: 13.40 MB
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Mill Power documents the making of a national park that changed the concept of what a national historical park could be. For a time in the 1800s, Lowell was Massachusetts’s cosmopolitan, must-see second city. The city’s industrial model was as high-tech then as Silicon Valley is today. It drew the attention of luminaries like Charles Dickens, Congressmen Davy Crockett and Abraham Lincoln, feminist sociologist Harriet Martineau, and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. This insider’s account of the creative, bold community-driven process to establish the park explains why today Lowell National Historical Park is renowned as “the partnership park.” The park’s establishment was an integral piece of an urban revival strategy that has made Lowell the subject of scores of newspaper articles, magazine profiles, TV and radio reports, scholarly papers, and book chapters. /span

These American Lands

Author: Dyan Zaslowsky
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781559632409
Size: 46.30 MB
Format: PDF
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This authoritative and stirring assessment of our public lands - the first book ever published to give the history and propose the future of each unit of a federal trust that today accounts for approximately one-third of America's landmass - begins with the establishment of Yellowstone National Park in 1872. The national park concept, which the historian Lord Bryce called the best idea to come out of the New World, was the first attempt by a national government to preserve land for future generations. Since then, hundreds of additional parks, monuments, historic sites, wilderness areas, and wildlife refuges have been added to a vast system of public lands that also includes national forest and Bureau of Land Management holdings. The preservation of our nation's natural heritage has become a model throughout the world, but the fight to keep public land unspoiled - from the Everglades to Alaskan mountain ranges - is never-ending, as this lively and dramatic history of America reveals. This preservationist idea did not come naturally: the myth of the land's superabundance dominated the thinking of Americans even after the frontier was officially closed one hundred years ago. Frontier greed and carelessness, combined with business and political pressures for local control, continue to threaten our parks, forests, and wilderness lands today. The battles over these lands, especially as their outcomes determine present and future patterns of land use, will continue to define our civilization. These American Lands assesses management policy within each unit and demonstrates why the citizen's vigilance is necessary today if future Americans are to look upon our natural legacy as the crowningachievement of the twentieth century.

Blazing Heritage

Author: Hal K. Rothman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195345520
Size: 51.51 MB
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National parks played a unique role in the development of wildfire management on American public lands. With a different mission and powerful meaning to the public, the national parks were a psychic battleground for the contests between fire suppression and its use as a management tool. Blazing Heritage tells how the national parks shaped federal fire management.

American Heritage Trust Act

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks, and Forests
Size: 38.81 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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