America's National Park System: The Critical Documents by Lary M. DilsaverAmerica's National Park System: The Critical Documents by Lary M. Dilsaver

America's National Park System: The Critical Documents

byLary M. DilsaverForeword byJonathan B. Jarvis

Paperback | February 18, 2016

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Now in a fully updated edition, this invaluable reference work is a fundamental resource for scholars, students, conservationists, and citizens interested in America's national park system. The extensive collection of documents illustrates the system's creation, development, and management. The documents include laws that established and shaped the system; policy statements on park management; Park Service self-evaluations; and outside studies by a range of scientists, conservation organizations, private groups, and businesses. A new appendix includes summaries of pivotal court cases that have further interpreted the Park Service mission.
Lary M. Dilsaver is professor emeritus of geography at the University of South Alabama. He has conducted research on the national park system for over three decades and published six books and numerous articles on the National Park Service.
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Title:America's National Park System: The Critical DocumentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:506 pages, 9.05 × 5.93 × 1.04 inPublished:February 18, 2016Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442256834

ISBN - 13:9781442256835

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An invaluable compilation of the documents that define the National Park System. Reading the source materials is the best way to understand the story of the parks, while Professor Dilsaver's introductions to each chapter help to weave that story together nicely. I used the first edition of this book in teaching many courses on park law and policy. I am delighted that this revised and updated version is now available for the benefit of park professionals and the enjoyment of park lovers.