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The Resource Natural rivals : John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and the creation of America's public lands, John Clayton, (text large print)

Natural rivals : John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and the creation of America's public lands, John Clayton, (text large print)

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Natural rivals : John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and the creation of America's public lands
Title
Natural rivals
Title remainder
John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and the creation of America's public lands
Statement of responsibility
John Clayton
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"John Muir, the most famous naturalist in American history, protected Yosemite, co-founded the Sierra Club, and is sometimes called the Father of the National Parks. A poor immigrant, self-taught, individualistic, and skeptical of institutions, his idealistic belief in the spiritual benefits of holistic natural systems led him to a philosophy of preserving wilderness unimpaired.Gifford Pinchot founded the U.S. Forest Service and advised his friend Theodore Roosevelt on environmental policy. Raised in wealth, educated in privilege, and interested in how institutions and community can overcome failures in individual virtue, Pinchot's pragmatic belief in professional management led him to a philosophy of sustainably conserving natural resources. When these rivaling perspectives meet, what happens? For decades, the story of their relationship has been told as a split between the conservation and preservation philosophies, sparked by a proposal to dam a remote Yosemite valley called Hetch Hetchy. But a decade before that argument, Muir and Pinchot camped together alongside Montana's jewel-like Lake McDonald in, which was at the heart of a region not yet consecrated as Glacier National Park.At stake in 1896 was the new idea that some landscapes should be collectively, permanently owned by a democratic government. Although many people today think of public lands as an American birthright, their very existence was then in doubt, and dependent on a merger of the talents of these two men. Natural Rivals examines a time of environmental threat and political dysfunction not unlike our own, and reveals the complex dynamic that gave birth to America's rich public lands legacy"--
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Biography type
collective biography
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DLC
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1964-
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Clayton, John
Dewey number
  • 508.092/2
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH26
LC item number
.C53 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press large nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Muir, John
  • Pinchot, Gifford
  • Naturalists
  • Environmentalists
  • Public lands
  • Large type books
Label
Natural rivals : John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and the creation of America's public lands, John Clayton, (text large print)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-519)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1121423154
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
521 pages (large print), 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432873288
Lccn
2019038562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1121423154
  • (OCoLC)1121423154
Label
Natural rivals : John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and the creation of America's public lands, John Clayton, (text large print)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-519)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1121423154
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
521 pages (large print), 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432873288
Lccn
2019038562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1121423154
  • (OCoLC)1121423154

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