Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - New Guardians for the Golden Gate by Amy Meyer

National parks are a distinctively American idea. But it takes people to make them happen. This unique, insider's account tells how Bay Area activists forged bipartisan local and national support for an unprecedented campaign to create a great new national park. In 1970, beginning with the former Army lands originally reserved to protect San Francisco Bay, the grassroots People for a Golden Gate National Recreation Area succeeded in preserving all of the spectacular land that frames the Golden Gate. Spanning more than thirty eventful years, Amy Meyer tells the story of how dedicated citizens, including visionary conservationist Edgar Wayburn, master politician Phillip Burton, and a battalion of lesser-known but key allies made our democratic system work for the common good and won their fight to save these dramatic and historic lands for all of the American people. Pictures by noted California photographers capture the park's grandeur and new activities. "New Guardians for the Golden Gate" tells how a bold vision, dedicated citizens, and a variety of old and new conservation strategies saved these magnificent lands for all time.

Buy New Guardians for the Golden Gate by Amy Meyer from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780520235342
ISBN-10: 0520235347
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 203mm x 34mm)
Pages: 390
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 21-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - New Guardians for the Golden Gate by Amy Meyer

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about New Guardians for the Golden Gate book by Amy Meyer and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Amy Meyer

Amy Meyer is co-chair of People for a Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Randolph Delehanty, PhD, is a historian and author.