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📒Building The National Parks ✍ Linda Flint McClelland
📝Building the National Parks Book Synopsis : Recalling the era of the great lodges at Yellowstone and Yosemite, here is the story of the landscape designers, architects, and engineers who built America's scenic national parks. Illustrated with 118 rare, archival photographs, this book records the lasting contributions of our National Park Service.
📒Science And The National Parks ✍ Committee on Improving the Science and Technology Programs of the National Park Service
✍Author : Committee on Improving the Science and Technology Programs of the National Park Service
♛Publisher : National Academies Press
♣Release Date : 1992-01-01
✿Pages : 136
♠ISBN : 9780309047814
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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📝Science and the National Parks Book Synopsis : The U.S. National Park Service needs much better scientific information to protect the nation's parks for future generations, and research must be an essential element in its mandate. Science and the National Parks examines the reasons why science is important to the national parks, reviews previous evaluations of research in the parks, and recommends ways to improve the current science program. The book stresses the need for two distinct but related approaches to research, called "science for the parks" and "parks for science." Science for the parks includes research to gain understanding of park resources and develop effective management strategies. The parks for science concept recognizes that the national parks are potentially very important to scientific investigations of broad national and global environmental problems and invaluable for understanding the ecological response to anthropogenic change. Science and the National Parks is a critical assessment of the problems hampering the current Park Service science program, providing strong recommendations to help the agency establish a true mandate for science, create separate funding and autonomy for the program, and enhance its credibility and quality.
📒Creating The National Park Service ✍ Horace M. Albright
📝Creating the National Park Service Book Synopsis : Two men played a crucial role in the creation and early history of the National Park Service: Stephen T. Mather, a public relations genius of sweeping vision, and Horace M. Albright, an able lawyer and administrator who helped transform that vision into reality. In Creating the National Park Service, Albright and his daughter, Marian Albright Schenck, reveal the previously untold story of the critical "missing years" in the history of the service. During this period, 1917 and 1918, Mather's problems with manic depression were kept hidden from public view, and Albright, his able and devoted assistant, served as acting director and assumed Mather's responsibilities. Albright played a decisive part in the passage of the National Park Service Organic Act of 1916; the formulation of principles and policies for management of the parks; the defense of the parks against exploitation by ranchers, lumber companies, and mining interests during World War I; and other issues crucial to the future of the fledgling park system. This authoritative behind-the-scenes history sheds light on the early days of the most popular of all federal agencies while painting a vivid picture of American life in the early twentieth century.
📒National Parks ✍ Alfred Runte
📝National Parks Book Synopsis : In this lavishly illustrated book well-known environmental historian Alfred Runte, a prominent figure on the Ken Burns documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea, tells the highly engaging story of the development of our national parks, from the first national park, Yellowstone, to the more recent decision to set aside vast tracts of Alaska for preservation.
📒The National Parks ✍ Dayton Duncan
📝The National Parks Book Synopsis : Presents a narrative history of the American National Park System, examining the events and political battles that led to the establishment of each park while profiling each for its unique attributes, in a volume that also pays tribute to key advocates.
📒National Geographic Guide To The National Parks Of The United States ✍ National Geographic
📝National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of the United States Book Synopsis : Offers descriptions, road maps, itineraries, travel tips, costs, and contact information for national parks ranging from Virginia's Shenandoah to Alaska's Glacier Bay.
📒To Conserve Unimpaired ✍ Robert B. Keiter
📝To Conserve Unimpaired Book Synopsis : When the national park system was first established in 1916, the goal "to conserve unimpaired" seemed straightforward. But Robert Keiter argues that parks have always served a variety of competing purposes, from wildlife protection and scientific discovery to tourism and commercial development. In this trenchant analysis, he explains how parks must be managed more effectively to meet increasing demands in the face of climate, environmental, and demographic changes. Taking a topical approach, Keiter traces the history of the national park idea from its inception to its uncertain future. Thematic chapters explore our changing conceptions of the parks as wilderness sanctuaries, playgrounds, educational facilities, and more. He also examines key controversies that have shaped the parks and our perception of them. Ultimately, Keiter demonstrates that parks cannot be treated as special islands, but must be managed as the critical cores of larger ecosystems. Only when the National Park Service works with surrounding areas can the parks meet critical habitat, large-scale connectivity, clean air and water needs, and also provide sanctuaries where people can experience nature. Today's mandate must remain to conserve unimpaired—but Keiter shows how the national park idea can and must go much farther. Professionals, students, and scholars with an interest in environmental history, national parks, and federal land management, as well as scientists and managers working on adaptation to climate change should find the book useful and inspiring.
📒National Parks And The Woman S Voice ✍ Polly Welts Kaufman
📝National Parks and the Woman s Voice Book Synopsis : In this updated study, Polly Kaufman discovers that staff are no longer able to fulfill the National Park Service mission without outside support.
📒Death Daring And Disaster ✍ Charles R. Farabee
📝Death Daring and Disaster Book Synopsis : Updated to include the most notable incidents through the summer of 2004, the new edition features recent rescues and rescue attempts from the icy slopes of Mount Rainier to the seas off of Acadia National Park.
📒The National Parks Camping Guide ✍ United States. National Park Service
📝The National parks camping guide Book Synopsis :