• Nature

National Parks

The American Experience
Author: Alfred Runte
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 1589794745
Category: Nature
Page: 336
View: 3569
In this lavishly illustrated book well-known environmental historian Alfred Runte, a prominent figure on the Ken Burns documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea, tells the highly engaging story of the development of our national parks, from the first national park, Yellowstone, to the more recent decision to set aside vast tracts of Alaska for preservation.

    • Travel

National Parks

The American Experience
Author: Alfred Runte
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803289635
Category: Travel
Page: 335
View: 5877
This third edition includes a new essay on recent environmental issues and concerns, especially as they center on Yellowstone National Park.

    • Politicians

National Parks (FHE).

Author: Alfred Runte
Publisher: Bradley Kuhns,Ph.D.,O.M.D.
Category: Politicians
Page: 240
View: 7733

    • Nature

National Parks and the Woman's Voice

A History
Author: Polly Welts Kaufman
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826339942
Category: Nature
Page: 312
View: 7683
In this updated study, Polly Kaufman discovers that staff are no longer able to fulfill the National Park Service mission without outside support.

    • Travel


The Embattled Wilderness
Author: Alfred Runte
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803289413
Category: Travel
Page: 271
View: 7052
Alfred Runte, An environmental historian based in Seattle, Is the author of National Parks: The American Experience (1979; rev. ed., 1987), also published by the University of Nebraska Press.

    • Nature

Preserving Nature in the National Parks

A History : with a New Preface and Epilogue
Author: Richard West Sellars
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300154143
Category: Nature
Page: 404
View: 9085
This book traces the epic clash of values between traditional scenery-and-tourism management and emerging ecological concepts in the national parks, America’s most treasured landscapes. It spans the period from the creation of Yellowstone National Park in 1872 to near the present, analyzing the management of fires, predators, elk, bear, and other natural phenomena in parks such as Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Great Smoky Mountains. Based largely on original documents never before researched, this is the most thorough history of the national parks ever written. Focusing on the decades after the National Park Service was established in 1916, the author reveals the dynamics of policy formulation and change, as landscape architects, foresters, wildlife biologists, and other Park Service professionals contended for dominance and shaped the attitudes and culture of the Service. The book provides a fresh look at the national parks and an analysis of why the Service has not responded in full faith to the environmental concerns of recent times. Richard West Sellars, a historian with the National Park Service, has become uniquely familiar with the history, culture, and dynamics of the Service--including its biases, internal alliances and rivalries, self-image, folklore, and rhetoric. The book will prove indispensable for environmental and governmental specialists and for general readers seeking an in-depth analysis of one of America’s most admired federal bureaus.

    • Political Science

Creating the National Park Service

The Missing Years
Author: Horace M. Albright,Marian Albright Schenck
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806131559
Category: Political Science
Page: 384
View: 722
Two men played a crucial role in the creation and early history of the National Park Service: Stephen T. Mather, a public relations genius of sweeping vision, and Horace M. Albright, an able lawyer and administrator who helped transform that vision into reality. In Creating the National Park Service, Albright and his daughter, Marian Albright Schenck, reveal the previously untold story of the critical "missing years" in the history of the service. During this period, 1917 and 1918, Mather's problems with manic depression were kept hidden from public view, and Albright, his able and devoted assistant, served as acting director and assumed Mather's responsibilities. Albright played a decisive part in the passage of the National Park Service Organic Act of 1916; the formulation of principles and policies for management of the parks; the defense of the parks against exploitation by ranchers, lumber companies, and mining interests during World War I; and other issues crucial to the future of the fledgling park system. This authoritative behind-the-scenes history sheds light on the early days of the most popular of all federal agencies while painting a vivid picture of American life in the early twentieth century.

    • Nature

Guardians of the Parks

A History of the National Parks and Conservation Association
Author: John C. Miles
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781560324461
Category: Nature
Page: 363
View: 4154
Guardians of the Parks is the unique story of the National Parks and Conservation Association (NPCA). Created on the heels of the National Park Service, NPCA began as a citizens' organization to keep watch over the nation's national parks. It was charged with the duty of ensuring that the National Park Service remain true to its original purpose: to preserve these wild spaces as "virtually the only places where humans could seek and find answers to questions about nature and their relation to it." This book chronicles NPCA's efforts from its founding to the present day. John Miles has given us an "inside narrative," a history of strong personalities - such as Robert Sterling Yard, Sigurd Olsen, Anthony Wayne Smith, and Paul Pritchard - all struggling to define their own organization and its goals, and also to develop a protected park system for all citizens to enjoy. This book tells not only their story, their motives, and lasting influence, but also the story of the national park themselves.

    • Nature

Wilderness by Design

Landscape Architecture and the National Park Service
Author: Ethan Carr
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803263833
Category: Nature
Page: 378
View: 9336
Carr delves into the planning and motivations of the people who wanted to preserve America's scenic geography. He demonstrates that by drawing on historical antecedents, landscape architects and planners carefully crafted each addition to maintain maximum picturesque wonder. Tracing the history of landscape park design from British gardens up through the city park designs of Frederick Law Olmsted, Carr places national park landscape architecture within a larger historical context.

    • Political Science

The Birth of the National Park Service

The Founding Years, 1913-1933
Author: Horace Marden Albright
Publisher: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 340
View: 6528

    • History

American Indians and National Parks

Author: Robert H. Keller,Michael F. Turek
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816520145
Category: History
Page: 319
View: 4153
Many national parks and monuments tell unique stories of the struggle between the rights of native peoples and the wants of the dominant society. These stories involve our greatest parks—Yosemite, Yellowstone, Mesa Verde, Glacier, the Grand Canyon, Olympic, Everglades—as well as less celebrated parks elsewhere. In American Indians and National Parks, authors Robert Keller and Michael Turek relate these untold tales of conflict and collaboration. American Indians and National Parks details specific relationships between native peoples and national parks, including land claims, hunting rights, craft sales, cultural interpretation, sacred sites, disposition of cultural artifacts, entrance fees, dams, tourism promotion, water rights, and assistance to tribal parks. Beginning with a historical account of Yosemite and Yellowstone, American Indians and National Parks reveals how the creation of the two oldest parks affected native peoples and set a pattern for the century to follow. Keller and Turek examine the evolution of federal policies toward land preservation and explore provocative issues surrounding park/Indian relations. When has the National Park Service changed its policies and attitudes toward Indian tribes, and why? How have environmental organizations reacted when native demands, such as those of the Havasupai over land claims in the Grand Canyon, seem to threaten a national park? How has the Park Service dealt with native claims to hunting and fishing rights in Glacier, Olympic, and the Everglades? While investigating such questions, the authors traveled extensively in national parks and conducted over 200 interviews with Native Americans, environmentalists, park rangers, and politicians. They meticulously researched materials in archives and libraries, assembling a rich collection of case studies ranging from the 19th century to the present. In American Indians and National Parks, Keller and Turek tackle a significant and complicated subject for the first time, presenting a balanced and detailed account of the Native-American/national-park drama. This book will prove to be an invaluable resource for policymakers, conservationists, historians, park visitors, and others who are concerned about preserving both cultural and natural resources.

    • Transportation

Trains of Discovery

Western Railroads and the National Parks
Author: Alfred Runte
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub
ISBN: 9781570982316
Category: Transportation
Page: 106
View: 7845
This updated look at railroads and the national parks includes practical information about touring parks by train, offering an alternate solution to the growing traffic congestion in the parks.

    • Travel

Your Guide to the National Parks

The Complete Guide to All 59 National Parks
Author: Michael Joseph Oswald
Publisher: Stone Road Press
ISBN: 1621280683
Category: Travel
Page: 720
View: 7641
This award-winning guide, completely updated for the 2017 edition, includes more than 450 new photographs, 160 revised maps, and 50 hiking tables, making it the only guidebook you'll need to explore the United States National Parks. An all new design with the same intuitive layout keeps the step-by-step itineraries,kid-friendly activities, and most popular ranger programs at your fingertips to help plan your next family vacation. Thousands of hotels, restaurants, and attractions beyond the parks and 11 suggested road trips make it the ultimate dashboard companion. Exhaustive activity information--including hiking tables, easy-to-find trailhead markers, outfitter details, and backpacking essentials--serves as blueprint for an adventure of a lifetime. With something for everyone, this is Your Guide to the National Parks.

    • Social Science

Studies in Outdoor Recreation

Search and Research for Satisfaction
Author: Robert E. Manning
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780870715907
Category: Social Science
Page: 468
View: 2473
This third edition is fully revised to reflect current research and new concerns in the field. A new chapter examines the emerging issue of sense of place and its relationship, to outdoor recreation. The book concludes with twenty principles to guide outdoor recreation management and research. An extensive bibliography and a section entitled "Notes on Sources: A Guide to the Social Science Literature in Outdoor Recreation" lead readers to valuable primary source material.

    • History

Public Lands, Public Debates

A Century of Controversy
Author: Char Miller
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780870716591
Category: History
Page: 186
View: 7427
Nineteen essays from an environmental historian that explore the U.S. system of public lands, the subject of historical struggle and contemporary debate.

    • Travel

National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426208693
Category: Travel
Page: 480
View: 2066
Offers descriptions, road maps, itineraries, travel tips, costs, and contact information for national parks ranging from Virginia's Shenandoah to Alaska's Glacier Bay. Original.

    • Education

Interpreting Our Heritage

Author: Freeman Tilden
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807889091
Category: Education
Page: 224
View: 8546
Every year millions of Americans visit national parks and monuments, state and municipal parks, battlefields, historic houses, and museums. By means of guided walks and talks, tours, exhibits, and signs, visitors experience these areas through a very special kind of communication technique known as "interpretation." For fifty years, Freeman Tilden's Interpreting Our Heritage has been an indispensable sourcebook for those who are responsible for developing and delivering interpretive programs. This expanded and revised anniversary edition includes not only Tilden's classic work but also an entirely new selection of accompanying photographs, five additional essays by Tilden on the art and craft of interpretation, a new foreword by former National Park Service director Russell Dickenson, and an introduction by R. Bruce Craig that puts Tilden's writings into perspective for present and future generations. Whether the challenge is to make a prehistoric site come to life; to explain the geological basis behind a particular rock formation; to touch the hearts and minds of visitors to battlefields, historic homes, and sites; or to teach a child about the wonders of the natural world, Tilden's book, with its explanation of the famed "six principles" of interpretation, provides a guiding hand. For anyone interested in our natural and historic heritage--park volunteers and rangers, museum docents and educators, new and seasoned professional heritage interpreters, and those lovingly characterized by Tilden as "happy amateurs--Interpreting Our Heritage and Tilden's later interpretive writings, included in this edition, collectively provide the essential foundation for bringing into focus the truths that lie beyond what the eye sees.

    • Business & Economics

The National Parks

America's Best Idea : an Illustrated History
Author: Dayton Duncan,Ken Burns
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307268969
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 403
View: 3265
Presents a narrative history of the American National Park System, examining the events and political battles that led to the establishment of each park while profiling each for its unique attributes, in a volume that also pays tribute to key advocates.

    • History

Reader's digest scenic wonders of America

Author: Reader's Digest
Publisher: Readers Digest
ISBN: 9780895770097
Category: History
Page: 575
View: 4616
Photographs, drawings, maps, and descriptive text provide a tour of fifty natural wonderlands in America and provide insight into their wildlife and attractions

    • Parks

Introduction to Park Management

Author: Samuel V. Lankford,Jill Knowles-Lankford,Daniel Archie Wheeler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781571677938
Category: Parks
Page: 400
View: 9216
This fourth edition is intended for university students who may have an interest in becoming employed in the parks profession. The book explores the responsibilities of staff and the problems and challenges associated with managing parks in the 21st century. Particular attention is paid to the structure of park organisations, planning, decision making, and politics that ultimately influence the way parks are managed. Part I provides an overview of parks and park management. Historical aspects of the development of parks are reviewed and detailed. Part II specifically addresses the multitude of park administrative functions, such as organisational structures, park policies, laws and risk management, funding, personnel, and concludes with maintenance and safety concerns. Part III provides information on resource planning and management of the resources through citizen involvement, planning, facilities, and environmental management issues. Part IV is an overview of visitor use issues and protection of parks. Topics include visitor conflicts, vandalism, law enforcement, fire management, interpretation, and visitor management services. Finally, Part V provides a broad overview and examples of sustainable practices in park management, including tools such as ROS, LAC, and VERP and possible solutions to the numerous challenges that park managers must address. It is our belief that sustainable management practices and planning practices designed with environmental management and visitor management are the keys to successful park operations. Similar to the 3rd edition, the 4th edition utilises where applicable the practical and sage advice of Grant W Sharpe, Charles H Odegaard, and Wenonah Finch Sharpe in the earlier editions of this book. We have retained the essence of the material, and the broad topics that those authors provided as a framework for park management. Readers will note that some references are older. We retained references that have historical significance and have been overlooked in the current literature, which are included at the end of each chapter under General References. Some of these ideas are currently accepted as common knowledge; however, we all can benefit from understanding the origin of ideas that have influenced park management.