focuses on the debate over the management of the natural resources of
the park, deftly addressing delicate questions of the balance between
preservation and use... His work is alive, and even more than his fine
research and clear writing, his passion accounts for the wide readership
his work enjoys." -Environmental History Review.
angry book...firmly grounded in scholarship....[and placing] in historical
perspective the decisions that... [resulted in] overdevelopment and
pollution...Read the book. Get angry. Write your congressman!" -Southern
history of Yosemite is symbolic of the environmental history of America
itself. Those who read this fine study will understand that." -Utah
major work that has application beyond the Yosemite experience. Today,
America's national parks are being destroyed by the unrestrained commercialism
that Runte chronicles so effectively. His work is stimulating, thought-provoking,
and valuable for insights." -Nevada Historical Society Quarterly.
powerful and important book, a critical contribution to Yosemite historiography
and ideology at a time when the politicizing of the National Park Service
and the vast hordes of visitors pose genuine threats...to the natural
environment of Yosemite." -Western American Literature.
analysis is appicable to every park, wilderness, and national treasure;
it is a warning for every conservationist to be on guard against the
pressures for development." -Naturalist Review.
Embattled Wilderness by Alfred Runte is published by the University
of Nebraska Press (ISBN 0803238940) for $14.00 in softcover.
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