the second, revised edition: „Runte‚s book is must reading for all those
who share his love for and commitment to the national park ideal . . .
Certain to be a standard work for years to come. The many black-and-white
photographs are a welcome inclusion to this thoughtful, intelligent history.šųBloomsbury
Runte makes valiant attempts at objectivity, his passion for parks shines
through this interesting treatise. The passion plus the scholarly analysis
make it a valuable book for all concerned with federal lands and especially
the foresters and other resource managers who manage and legislate our
national parks.šųJournal of Forestry.
the best book on national parks. Breaking away from the traditional political
history of the National Park Service, Runte generates new understanding
of the changing perceptions of environmentalism.šųNew Mexico Historical
reading for the student who has an interest in conserving natural ecosystems.šųJournal
of Applied Ecology.
record of our history, our follies, confusions, political constraints,
and our very few successes in environmental planning.šųScience Books
edition includes a new essay on recent environmental issues and concerns,
especially as they center on Yellowstone National Park. Alfred Runte,
a Seattle-based environmental historian, is the author of Yosemite: The
Embattled Wilderness (Nebraska 1990).
Parks: the American Experience by Alfred Runte is published by the University
of Nebraska Press (ISBN 0803289634) for $16 in paperback.
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