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The Resource Natural rivals : John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and the creation of America's public lands, John Clayton

Natural rivals : John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and the creation of America's public lands, John Clayton

Label
Natural rivals : John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and the creation of America's public lands
Title
Natural rivals
Title remainder
John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and the creation of America's public lands
Statement of responsibility
John Clayton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Muir, the most famous naturalist in American history, protected Yosemite, co-founded the Sierra Club, and is sometimes called the Father of the National Parks. A poor immigrant, self-taught, individualistic, and skeptical of institutions, his idealistic belief in the spiritual benefits of holistic natural systems led him to a philosophy of preserving wilderness unimpaired. Gifford Pinchot founded the U.S. Forest Service and advised his friend Theodore Roosevelt on environmental policy. Raised in wealth, educated in privilege, and interested in how institutions and community can overcome failures in individual virtue, Pinchots pragmatic belief in professional management led him to a philosophy of sustainably conserving natural resources. When these rivaling perspectives meet, what happens? For decades, the story of their relationship has been told as a split between the conservation and preservation philosophies, sparked by a proposal to dam a remote Yosemite valley called Hetch Hetchy. But a decade before that argument, Muir and Pinchot camped together alongside Montanas jewel-like Lake McDonald in, which was at the heart of a region not yet consecrated as Glacier National Park. At stake in 1896 was the new idea that some landscapes should be collectively, permanently owned by a democratic government. Although many people today think of public lands as an American birthright, their very existence was then in doubt, and dependent on a merger of the talents of these two men. Natural Rivals examines a time of environmental threat and political dysfunction not unlike our own, and reveals the complex dynamic that gave birth to America's rich public lands legacy. - provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clayton, John
Dewey number
  • 508.092/2
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH26
LC item number
.C53 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Muir, John
  • Pinchot, Gifford
  • Naturalists
  • Conservationists
  • Environmentalists
Label
Natural rivals : John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and the creation of America's public lands, John Clayton
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223134913707
  • 31223131750136
  • 31223134913723
  • 31223134913715
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-265) 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xxii, 276 pages
Isbn
9781643130804
Lccn
bl2019021772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1110618825
Label
Natural rivals : John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and the creation of America's public lands, John Clayton
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223134913707
  • 31223131750136
  • 31223134913723
  • 31223134913715
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-265) 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xxii, 276 pages
Isbn
9781643130804
Lccn
bl2019021772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1110618825

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