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TIME America s National Parks

TIME America   s National Parks Author The Editors of TIME
ISBN-10 9781683302704
Release 2016-05-13
Pages 96
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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



America s National Parks

America s National Parks Author
ISBN-10 1683304187
Release 2016
Pages 96
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The Wonder of It All

The Wonder of It All Author Yosemite Conservancy
ISBN-10 9781930238701
Release 2016-02-22
Pages 320
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Since the founding of the National Park Service in 2016, tens of thousands of NPS employees and volunteers have devoted themselves to preserving our public lands, which today number more than 400. Each person’s NPS career is unique, seasoned with daily duties, grand adventures, and everything in between! Yet there is one common element: each person has plenty of material for terrific stories about living and working in America’s most special places. These 100 true stories from current and past NPS employees and volunteers make for an engrossing, funny, and often moving read, with something for everyone. The writers welcome visitors, ride the rails, collar caribou, reenact and make history, and every day face the mystery of wildness—including plenty of bears!—all for America’s public lands. Featuring more than 100 photograph and stories from 80 different parks, monuments, and historic sites, stretching from the coast of Maine to American Samoa, The Wonder of It All is sure to inspire a new generation to cherish the natural and cultural resources that the National Park Service was born to preserve.



Preserving Nature in the National Parks

Preserving Nature in the National Parks Author Richard West Sellars
ISBN-10 9780300154146
Release 2009
Pages 404
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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 1872 to near the present, analyzing the management of fires, predators, elk, bear, and other natural phenomena in parks such as Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Great Smoky Mountains. Based largely on original documents never before researched, this is the most thorough history of the national parks ever written. Focusing on the decades after the National Park Service was established in 1916, the author reveals the dynamics of policy formulation and change, as landscape architects, foresters, wildlife biologists, and other Park Service professionals contended for dominance and shaped the attitudes and culture of the Service. 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, internal alliances and rivalries, self-image, folklore, and rhetoric. The book will prove indispensable for environmental and governmental specialists and for general readers seeking an in-depth analysis of one of America’s most admired federal bureaus.



Americas Antiquities 100 Years of Managing Fossils on Federal Lands

Americas Antiquities  100 Years of Managing Fossils on Federal Lands Author Spencer G. Lucas
ISBN-10
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 185
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The Hour of Land

The Hour of Land Author Terry Tempest Williams
ISBN-10 9780374712266
Release 2016-05-31
Pages 416
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America’s national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why more than 300 million people visit the parks each year. Now Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the environmental classic Refuge and the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds, returns with The Hour of Land, a literary celebration of our national parks, an exploration of what they mean to us and what we mean to them. From the Grand Tetons in Wyoming to Acadia in Maine to Big Bend in Texas and more, Williams creates a series of lyrical portraits that illuminate the unique grandeur of each place while delving into what it means to shape a landscape with its own evolutionary history into something of our own making. Part memoir, part natural history, and part social critique, The Hour of Land is a meditation and a manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America.



Prophets and Moguls Rangers and Rogues Bison and Bears

Prophets and Moguls  Rangers and Rogues  Bison and Bears Author Heather Hansen
ISBN-10 9781594858895
Release 2015-10-20
Pages 352
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•* Celebrates the dedicated men and women of our National Park Service (NPS) who have safeguarded the nation’s natural legacy for 100 years •* 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service •* 125 images including many archival photos Anyone who has stood beneath a redwood, neck craned to see its top rising far above; or who has heard ghostly whispers of residents long-past among the burnt-red cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde; or who has climbed the stairs to gaze out from the Statue of Liberty’s crown, would agree that our National Park system is a source of pride and wonder. But 100 years ago, creating a bureau to administer America’s vast and diverse parks was a concept requiring great debate and persuasion. The story of the National Park Service is the story of people who fought for the protection of the places that have helped to define our national identity, those places we now hold dear—from the blue hazy mist that hangs over Great Smokey Mountains National Park to the spouting geysers of Yellowstone to the thick, steamy waterways of the Everglades. The NPS founders were the architects of our family vacations, the inventors of icons with worldwide appeal. They battled “progress,” which often masked greed and ignorance, and their story continues with those who molded and grew the NPS through a flu pandemic, the Great Depression, World Wars, and beyond. Prophets and Moguls, Rangers and Rogues, Bison and Bears is the engaging and accessible story of the NPS that brings to life its history and characters. The result of extensive research, dozens of interviews with Park Service employees, and the author’s own experiences at park units she visited all over the country, it’s a highly readable history that connects the dots of past to present and will remind readers of the vast array of public assets administered by the NPS—resources which offer something for everyone and also need every citizen’s support.



Mill Power

Mill Power Author Paul Marion
ISBN-10 9781442236301
Release 2014-09-08
Pages 288
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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



National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States

National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States Author National Geographic Society (U.S.)
ISBN-10 9781426208690
Release 2012
Pages 480
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Offers descriptions, road maps, itineraries, travel tips, costs, and contact information for national parks ranging from Virginia's Shenandoah to Alaska's Glacier Bay. Original.



National Parks

National Parks Author
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Release 2006
Pages 64
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The flagship publication of the National Parks Conservation Association, National Parks Magazine (circ. 340,000) fosters an appreciation of the natural and historic treasures found in the national parks, educates readers about the need to preserve those resources, and illustrates how member contributions drive our organization's park-protection efforts. National Parks Magazine uses images and language to convey our country's history and natural landscapes from Acadia to Zion, from Denali to the Everglades, and the 387 other park units in between.



Congressional Record Proceedings and Debates of the 106th Congress First Session Vol 145 Part 15

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Search for Solitude

Search for Solitude Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X030487909
Release 1971
Pages 32
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The Everglades

The Everglades Author Marjory Stoneman Douglas
ISBN-10 1561643947
Release 2007
Pages 447
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Before 1947, when Marjory Stoneman Douglas named the Everglades a "river of grass," most people considered the area worthless. She brought the world's attention to the need to preserve the Everglades. In the Afterword, Michael Grunwald tells us what has happened to them since then. Grunwald points out that in 1947 the government was in the midst of establishing the Everglades National Park and turning loose the Army Corps of Engineers to control floods--both of which seemed like saviors for the Glades. But neither turned out to be the answer. Working from the research he did for his book, The Swamp, Grunwald offers an account of what went wrong and the many attempts to fix it, beginning with Save Our Everglades, which Douglas declared was "not nearly enough." Grunwald then lays out the intricacies (and inanities) of the more recent and ongoing CERP, the hugely expensive Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.



Uncertain Path

Uncertain Path Author William C. Tweed
ISBN-10 9780520265578
Release 2010
Pages 236
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"Bill Tweed has that rare combination of deep historical knowledge and even deeper passion for the national parks. I can't think of a better trail guide." Dayton Duncan, author of the National Parks: America's Best Idea --



America s National Park System

America s National Park System Author Lary M. Dilsaver
ISBN-10 9781442256842
Release 2016-02-18
Pages 506
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Now in a fully updated edition, this invaluable reference work is a fundamental resource for scholars, students, conservationists, and citizens interested in America's national park system. The extensive collection of documents illustrates the system's creation, development, and management. The documents include laws that established and shaped the system; policy statements on park management; Park Service self-evaluations; and outside studies by a range of scientists, conservation organizations, private groups, and businesses. A new appendix includes summaries of pivotal court cases that have further interpreted the Park Service mission.



Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents

Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents Author
ISBN-10 OSU:32437011290299
Release 1976
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A Park Ranger s Life

A Park Ranger s Life Author Bruce W. Bytnar
ISBN-10 9781604943450
Release 2009
Pages 241
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What is a park ranger's life? A wild bear who favors Kentucky Fried Chicken A fugitive wanted in eight states A dog that saves his owner's life Wildland firefighters battling nature and fire A ghost haunting a colonial mansion Hikers who stay lost because they think searchers calling their names are wild animals Being willing to risk your life to make our parks safe and help preserve them for the future These are just a few experiences you will read about in "A Park Ranger's Life." Drawn from the thirty-two-year career of National Park Ranger Bruce W. Bytnar, you will discover what it takes to be a park ranger, what threats to visitors and resources they deal with on a daily basis, and what you can do to help protect and preserve our national heritage.