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The Resource Tangled roots : the Appalachian Trail and American environmental politics, Sarah Mittlefehldt ; foreword by William Cronon

Tangled roots : the Appalachian Trail and American environmental politics, Sarah Mittlefehldt ; foreword by William Cronon

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Tangled roots : the Appalachian Trail and American environmental politics
Title
Tangled roots
Title remainder
the Appalachian Trail and American environmental politics
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Sarah Mittlefehldt ; foreword by William Cronon
Title variation
Appalachian Trail and American environmental politics
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eng
Summary
"The Appalachian Trail, a thin ribbon of wilderness running through the densely populated eastern United States, offers a refuge from modern society and a place apart from human ideas and institutions. But as environmental historian and thru-hiker Sarah Mittlefehldt argues, the trail is also a conduit for community engagement and a model for public-private cooperation and environmental stewardship. In Tangled Roots, Mittlefehldt tells the story of the trail's creation. The project was one of the first in which the National Park Service attempted to create public wilderness space within heavily populated, privately owned lands. Originally a regional grassroots endeavor, under federal leadership the trail project retained unprecedented levels of community involvement. As citizen volunteers came together and entered into conversation with the National Parks Service, boundaries between 'local' and 'nonlocal,' 'public' and 'private,' 'amateur' and 'expert' frequently broke down. Today, as Mittlefehldt tells us, the Appalachian Trail remains an unusual hybrid of public and private efforts and an inspiring success story of environmental protection"--Book jacket
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Mittlefehldt, Sarah
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index present
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non fiction
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Cronon, William
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Weyerhaeuser environmental books
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  • Appalachian Trail
  • Trails
  • Environmental policy
  • Nature conservation
  • Environmentalism
  • Eminent domain
  • MacKaye, Benton
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Tangled roots : the Appalachian Trail and American environmental politics, Sarah Mittlefehldt ; foreword by William Cronon
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-248) and index
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24 cm.
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xvii, 255 pages
Isbn
9780295993003
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(hardback)
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2013015519
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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40022723940
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illustrations, maps
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(OCoLC)843124193
Label
Tangled roots : the Appalachian Trail and American environmental politics, Sarah Mittlefehldt ; foreword by William Cronon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-248) 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.
Extent
xvii, 255 pages
Isbn
9780295993003
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013015519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022723940
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)843124193

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