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The Resource America's public lands : from Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and beyond, Randall K. Wilson

America's public lands : from Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and beyond, Randall K. Wilson

Label
America's public lands : from Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and beyond
Title
America's public lands
Title remainder
from Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Randall K. Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How is it that the United States, the country that cherishes the ideal of private property more than any other in the world, has chosen to set aside nearly one-third of its territory as public lands? Considering this intriguing question, Randall K. Wilson traces the often-forgotten ideas of nature that have shaped the evolution of America's public land system. The result is a probing account of the most pressing policy and management challenges facing national parks, forests, rangelands, and wildlife refuges today. The author explores the dramatic story of the origins of the public domain, including the century-long push toward privatization and the subsequent emergence of a national conservation ideal. Arguing that we cannot fully understand one type of public land without understanding its relation to the rest of the system, he provides in-depth accounts of the different types of public lands. Including chapters on national parks, national forests, wildlife refuges, Bureau of Land Management lands, and wilderness areas, Wilson examines key turning points and major policy debates for each land type. He considers questions of bison and elk management and recent disputes over fire policy, roadless areas, mining claims, and grazing fees. This comprehensive overview offers a chance to rethink our relationship with America's public lands, including what it says about the way we relate to, and value, nature in the United States."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Randall K.
Dewey number
333.10973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD216
LC item number
.W48 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public lands
  • Public lands
  • Public lands
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Public lands
  • Public lands
  • Public lands
  • United States
  • Naturpark
  • Landnutzung
  • Staatstätigkeit
  • USA
Label
America's public lands : from Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and beyond, Randall K. Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-306) 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
  • National parks
  • National forests
  • National wildlife refuges
  • Bureau of Land Management lands
  • National Wilderness Preservation System : wild and scenic rivers and national scenic trails
  • Parting thoughts
  • Appendix A:
  • Major U.S. public land laws and other key turning points
  • Appendix B:
  • Units within the National Park System
  • Introduction: Why public lands?
  • Part I:
  • Origins of the public domain :
  • Building the national commons
  • Disposing of the public domain : from commons to commodity
  • A public land system emerges
  • Part II:
  • America's public land system :
Control code
ocn862589429
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 321 pages
Isbn
9781442207974
Lccn
2014000965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023904437
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442207974
  • (OCoLC)862589429
Label
America's public lands : from Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and beyond, Randall K. Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-306) 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
  • National parks
  • National forests
  • National wildlife refuges
  • Bureau of Land Management lands
  • National Wilderness Preservation System : wild and scenic rivers and national scenic trails
  • Parting thoughts
  • Appendix A:
  • Major U.S. public land laws and other key turning points
  • Appendix B:
  • Units within the National Park System
  • Introduction: Why public lands?
  • Part I:
  • Origins of the public domain :
  • Building the national commons
  • Disposing of the public domain : from commons to commodity
  • A public land system emerges
  • Part II:
  • America's public land system :
Control code
ocn862589429
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 321 pages
Isbn
9781442207974
Lccn
2014000965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023904437
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442207974
  • (OCoLC)862589429

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