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Regreening the national parks, Michael Frome

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Regreening the national parks
Title
Regreening the national parks
Statement of responsibility
Michael Frome
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "What has happened to our national parks? Overcrowding and commercialization are commonplace, and with the increase in visitation has come not only congestion but crime. Yet visitor enjoyment seems to be a higher priority of those who manage the parks than the protection and perpetuation of natural systems. How could this have happened? Michael Frome, one of the most outspoken and highly regarded observers of our national parks, here shows how the original mission of the National Park Service has been undermined by politicization and bureaucratization. Regreening the National Parks tells how the Park Service has been transformed from a professional to a political agency and in the process has betrayed its own values by emphasizing recreation and "short-order wilderness served like fast food" rather than the preservation of the nation's natural heritage
  • Frome has drawn on both official documents and personal interviews to examine the policies--and personalities--behind the scenes at the National Park Service. He cites instances of personnel being forbidden to criticize public policy in which they found a conflict with conservation principles, and contends that, as the Park Service has become more bureaucratic, those for whom the environment deeply matters scarcely rise within its ranks. In considering the environmental abuse rampant today, Frome sees national parks as models of respect for nature and concludes his book with a ten-point program toward realizing that ideal."--Pub. website
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frome, Michael
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • National parks and reserves
  • National parks and reserves
  • National parks and reserves
  • Nature conservation
  • National park concessions
  • Concessions (Amusements, etc.)
Label
Regreening the national parks, Michael Frome
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [232]-270) 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
Women should not go hiking alone -- Heave clouds of sleaze -- Who owns the interior? -- Why directors get fired -- Directors of the new age -- innocence lost -- Perplexity of a park superintendent -- When Ranger Rick becomes a renegade -- Showdown at Logan Pass -- The Nature of Naturalness -- Concessionaire profits and public access -- Crashing through the snow -- The silly souvenirs they sell -- Conservationists and compromise [conservation] -- Regreening the national parks
Control code
23689507
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 289 pages
Isbn
9780816509560
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
91017477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1491512
Label
Regreening the national parks, Michael Frome
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [232]-270) 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
Women should not go hiking alone -- Heave clouds of sleaze -- Who owns the interior? -- Why directors get fired -- Directors of the new age -- innocence lost -- Perplexity of a park superintendent -- When Ranger Rick becomes a renegade -- Showdown at Logan Pass -- The Nature of Naturalness -- Concessionaire profits and public access -- Crashing through the snow -- The silly souvenirs they sell -- Conservationists and compromise [conservation] -- Regreening the national parks
Control code
23689507
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 289 pages
Isbn
9780816509560
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
91017477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1491512

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