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The Resource DeVoto's West : history, conservation, and the public good, Bernard DeVoto ; edited by Edward K. Muller

DeVoto's West : history, conservation, and the public good, Bernard DeVoto ; edited by Edward K. Muller

Label
DeVoto's West : history, conservation, and the public good
Title
DeVoto's West
Title remainder
history, conservation, and the public good
Statement of responsibility
Bernard DeVoto ; edited by Edward K. Muller
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Social commentator and preeminent western historian Bernard DeVoto vigorously defended public lands in the West against commercial interests. By the time of his death in 1955, DeVoto had published criticism, history, and fiction. He had won both the Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes. But his most passionate writing--at once incisive and eloquent--advocated conservation of America's prairies, rangeland, forests, mountains, canyons, and deserts. This collection showcases the complexity, depth, and breadth of DeVoto's thinking. These essays (many of which originally appeared in the renowned Harper's column The Easy Chair) persuasively advocate stewardship of public land. DeVoto addressed the plundering of resources by absentee eastern corporations, westerners' conflicted relationship with the forces of exploitation, and the degradation of the national parks.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
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1897-1955
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De Voto, Bernard
Dewey number
333.72/0978
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
GE155.W47
LC item number
D4 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Muller, Edward K
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  • Environmental protection
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Public lands
  • Common good
  • Environmental degradation
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
Label
DeVoto's West : history, conservation, and the public good, Bernard DeVoto ; edited by Edward K. Muller
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Published in association with the Center for American Places Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Staunton, Virginia."
  • "DeVoto's West collects twenty-two of DeVoto's essays on the American West and convervation issues"--Introd
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-267) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[Pt.]1. DeVoto's West: Footnote on the West (1927) ; Fossil remnants of the frontier (1935) ; The West : a plundered province (1934) ; The anxious West (1946) ; The high country (1952) -- [Pt.] 2. The Western land grab, 1940s: The West against itself (1947) ; The western land grab (1947) ; U.S. Forest Service and the western land grab (1948) ; Sacred cows and public lands (1948) ; Statesmen on the lam (1948) -- [Pt.] 3. Desert, water, and the West: The West (1947) ; Flood in the desert (1952) ; Our hundred year plan (1950) ; And fractions drive me mad (1954) -- [Pt.] 4. Protection of the National Parks: National Park Service (1949) ; Shall we let them ruin our National Parks? (1950) ; Let's close the National Parks (1953) ; Intramural giveaway (1954) -- [Pt.] 5. The Western land grab, 1950s: Two-gun Desmond is back (1951) ; An old steal refurbished (1952) ; Conservation : down and on the way out (1954) ; One-way partnership derailed (1955)
Control code
57211070
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxv, 275 pages
Isbn
9780804010726
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004028391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
DeVoto's West : history, conservation, and the public good, Bernard DeVoto ; edited by Edward K. Muller
Publication
Note
  • "Published in association with the Center for American Places Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Staunton, Virginia."
  • "DeVoto's West collects twenty-two of DeVoto's essays on the American West and convervation issues"--Introd
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[Pt.]1. DeVoto's West: Footnote on the West (1927) ; Fossil remnants of the frontier (1935) ; The West : a plundered province (1934) ; The anxious West (1946) ; The high country (1952) -- [Pt.] 2. The Western land grab, 1940s: The West against itself (1947) ; The western land grab (1947) ; U.S. Forest Service and the western land grab (1948) ; Sacred cows and public lands (1948) ; Statesmen on the lam (1948) -- [Pt.] 3. Desert, water, and the West: The West (1947) ; Flood in the desert (1952) ; Our hundred year plan (1950) ; And fractions drive me mad (1954) -- [Pt.] 4. Protection of the National Parks: National Park Service (1949) ; Shall we let them ruin our National Parks? (1950) ; Let's close the National Parks (1953) ; Intramural giveaway (1954) -- [Pt.] 5. The Western land grab, 1950s: Two-gun Desmond is back (1951) ; An old steal refurbished (1952) ; Conservation : down and on the way out (1954) ; One-way partnership derailed (1955)
Control code
57211070
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxv, 275 pages
Isbn
9780804010726
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004028391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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