Our national parks and the search for sustainability (Book, 1999) [Alabama State University Library]
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Our national parks and the search for sustainability

Author: Bob R O'Brien
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Summary:
Explores the National Park Service's attempt to achieve "sustainability," a balance that allows as many people as possible to visit a park that is kept in as natural a state as possible.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
O'Brien, Bob R.
Our national parks and the search for sustainability.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607136581
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bob R O'Brien
ISBN: 0292760493 9780292760493 0292760507 9780292760509
OCLC Number: 38749014
Description: xvi, 246 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Nature of the system --
History --
Case study: Yellowstone National Park --
Preserving the parks from commercial use --
External threats --
Case study: Grand Canyon National Park --
Wilderness --
Case study: Denali National Park --
Wildlife --
Visitation --
Recreational land use --
Case Study: Canyonlands National Park --
Care and feeding of visitors --
Case study: Yosemite National Park --
Administration, politics, and finance --
Case study: Grand Teton National Park.
Responsibility: Bob R. O'Brien ; drawings by Gary O'Brien.

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In this book, longtime park visitor and professional geographer Bob O'Brien explores the National Park Service's attempt to achieve "sustainability"-a balance that allows as many people as possible  Read more...
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