National Parks: The American Experience ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Alfred Runte

National Parks: The American Experience

Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date: April 2010
ISBN: 9781589794740
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In this highly acclaimed history of the national parks, Alfred Runte takes us from Yosemite and Yellowstone to Alaska on a journey of discovery of the American land. Also a prominent adviser and on-camera personality in the Ken Burns documentary, The National Parks: America's Best Idea, Runte reminds us what it means to have national parks in a country equally committed to economic achievement. In this fourth edition, there are many new photographs and some old favorites-including an eight-page color portfolio. The text has been revisited in its entirety and a majority of the chapters extensively revised. The book concludes with a hard-hitting assessment about the future, noting that civilization is the problem parks solve. If the park idea Americastarted is to survive, the world must continue to embrace it, too.
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