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Craig W. Allin explores here the history of wilderness preservation politics in the United States. American pioneers originally viewed the wilderness as an enemy to destroy, Allin recounts, but with the rapid decline in natural resources in the nineteenth century, citizens realized their error and began to enact revolutionary environmental policies. Allin explores the far-reaching political and economic impact of these policies, as well as their status today and their uncertain future. With its timely, cutting-edge analysis, "The Politics of Wilderness Preservation" is a must-read for environmentalists and policy makers alike.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781602230255
ISBN-10: 1602230250
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: University of Alaska Press
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
Publish Date: 20-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Craig W. Allin

Craig W. Allin is professor of political science at Cornell College.