Mountains Without Handrails
Reflections on the National Parks
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Chapter 1: Quiet Genesis

Chapter 2: An Ideal in Search of Itself

Chapter 3: The Ideal in Practice

Chapter 4: Making a Choice

Chapter 5: The Compromise Called For

Chapter 6: The Parks as They Ought to Be

Chapter 7: "At the Core of All This Wilderness and Luxury"

Chapter 8: Conclusion

Appendix: A Policy Statement: The Meaning of National Parks Today


Bibliographic Notes

Index (omitted from the online edition)

Copyright © 1980 by The University of Michigan.
All rights reserved.
Published in the United States of America by
The University of Michigan Press
Manufactured in the United States of America

Grateful acknowledgment is made to Jerry Schurr, the artist, John Szoke Graphics Inc., the publisher, and Original Print Collectors Group, Ltd. for permission to use "Yosemite" as the cover illustration. Copyright © by Jerry Schurr.

Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data
Sax, Joseph L.
Mountains without handrails, reflections on the
national parks.

Bibliography: p.
Includes index.
I. Title
E160.S29   1980     917.3     80-36859
ISBN 0-472-09324-X
ISBN 0-472-06324-3 (pbk.)

For Mary Sax


Mountains Without Handrails
©1980, The University of Michigan
Published by The University of Michigan Press

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