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The Resource Smithsonian book of national wildlife refuges, Eric Jay Dolin ; photographs by John and Karen Hollingsworth

Smithsonian book of national wildlife refuges, Eric Jay Dolin ; photographs by John and Karen Hollingsworth

Label
Smithsonian book of national wildlife refuges
Title
Smithsonian book of national wildlife refuges
Statement of responsibility
Eric Jay Dolin ; photographs by John and Karen Hollingsworth
Title variation
National wildlife refuges
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1903 Theodore Roosevelt signed a proclamation that created the first of what, a century later, would become a system of 538 wildlife refuges spread across all fifty of the United States. Stretching from the cypress swamps of Okefenokee to the remote wilderness of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the refuges now occupy an amazing 95 million acres of the American landscape. These are America's most treasured natural habitats-filled with waterfowl, fish, mammals, and a diverse array of plants. Coupling his text with the remarkable photographs of John and Karen Hollingsworth, Eric Dolin draws on the rich history surrounding the refuges to reveal an intriguing story of people and nature. After exploring how the fledgling conservation movement found its champion in Teddy Roosevelt, Dolin unveils a story filled with heroic, sometimes quirky, Americans who fought to preserve the nation's natural heritage. Following Roosevelt's lead-and against a backdrop of the twentieth century's wars and strife-refuge after refuge was created, resulting today in an incredibly diverse and biologically critical system that helped earn the United States its reputation as a leader in global conservation. One hundred years after Roosevelt's proclamation, the refuges stand as a testament to the beauty of natural America and an example of how our wildlife can be preserved for generations yet to come. The history and photographs found in the book entice us not only to visit our nearest refuge but also to reflect on what we are capable of achieving as a nation. Though the title leads one to expect a survey of refuges, this beautifully illustrated volume is devoted to a moving history that chronicles the development of national wildlife refuges, including the beginning of the movement to protect wildlife, the key figures involved, the long road to protections, the fight to institute legal protection for birds, the ongoing struggle to maintain and add refuges during the Reagan years and after, and current issues. A final chapter presents the histories of eight refuges
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dolin, Eric Jay
Dewey number
333.95/16/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL84.2
LC item number
.D65 2003
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QL84.2
NAL item number
.D65 2003
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National Wildlife Refuge System (U.S.)
  • National Wildlife Refuge System (U.S.)
  • Wildlife refuges
  • Wildlife refuges
  • United States
  • Naturschutzgebiet
  • Naturschutz
  • USA
  • Naturschutzgebiet
  • Naturschutz
  • USA
Label
Smithsonian book of national wildlife refuges, Eric Jay Dolin ; photographs by John and Karen Hollingsworth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-255)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Theodore Roosevelt : a force of and for nature
  • 6.
  • Growth by fits and starts
  • 7.
  • Legal protection for the birds
  • 8.
  • Ducks and the dust bowl
  • 9.
  • The glory years
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Conflict, controversy, and compromise
  • 11.
  • New roles and responsibilities
  • 12. Searching for direction
  • 13.
  • Growing and losing ground
  • 14.
  • Turning the refuge system around
  • 15.
  • A national treasure
  • Profiles in beauty
  • Bosque del Apache
  • Charles M. Russell
  • Chincoteague
  • Don Edwards San Francisco Bay
  • J.N. "Ding" Darling
  • Neal Smith
  • Okefenokee
  • Petit Manan
  • 16.
  • 2.
  • Conclusion
  • From abundance to scarcity
  • 3.
  • Preservation, conservation, and the call to arms
  • 4.
  • The birth of the refuge system
Control code
ocm50280140
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiii, 258 p.
Isbn
9781588341174
Lccn
2002030254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o50280140
  • (OCoLC)50280140
Label
Smithsonian book of national wildlife refuges, Eric Jay Dolin ; photographs by John and Karen Hollingsworth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-255)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Theodore Roosevelt : a force of and for nature
  • 6.
  • Growth by fits and starts
  • 7.
  • Legal protection for the birds
  • 8.
  • Ducks and the dust bowl
  • 9.
  • The glory years
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Conflict, controversy, and compromise
  • 11.
  • New roles and responsibilities
  • 12. Searching for direction
  • 13.
  • Growing and losing ground
  • 14.
  • Turning the refuge system around
  • 15.
  • A national treasure
  • Profiles in beauty
  • Bosque del Apache
  • Charles M. Russell
  • Chincoteague
  • Don Edwards San Francisco Bay
  • J.N. "Ding" Darling
  • Neal Smith
  • Okefenokee
  • Petit Manan
  • 16.
  • 2.
  • Conclusion
  • From abundance to scarcity
  • 3.
  • Preservation, conservation, and the call to arms
  • 4.
  • The birth of the refuge system
Control code
ocm50280140
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiii, 258 p.
Isbn
9781588341174
Lccn
2002030254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o50280140
  • (OCoLC)50280140

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