America's Great National Forests, Wildernesses, and Grasslands

White River, Angeles, Gifford Pinchot, Tongass, Superior, Mt. Hood, Bitterroot, Wasatch-Cache, Francis Marion, Monongahela, El Yunque, White Mountain and Gila

Author: Char Miller

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847849154

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Page: 256

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The outdoor enthusiast’s dream bucket list is embodied in this illustrated celebration of our greatest national forests, from Alaska to Florida. For more than a century, America’s national forests have proved an environmental gift and cultural treasure, our spectacular backyard. Under the management of the U.S. Forest Service, this system of public lands encompasses 193 million acres of mountains, prairies, rivers, and canyons—much of it undiscovered, but accessible for hiking, kayaking, fishing, and winter sports.Officially published with the U.S. Forest Service, this book features the thirty most notable national forests—while also celebrating more than one hundred different national forests in forty-four states—from the White Mountains of New Hampshire to the Olympics of Washington. Unlike the national parks, Americans can use these lands for all manner of recreation, truly earning these tremendous resources the moniker of "America’s backyard." This book is a treasure for all readers who use and cherish these lands.
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The Oxford Handbook of Public History

Author: James B. Gardner,Paula Hamilton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190673788

Category: History

Page: 640

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The Oxford Handbook of Public History introduces the major debates within public history; the methods and sources that comprise a public historian's tool kit; and exemplary examples of practice. It views public history as a dynamic process combining historical research and a wide range of work with and for the public, informed by a conceptual context. The editors acknowledge the imprecision bedeviling attempts to define public history, and use this book as an opportunity to shape the field by taking a deliberately broad view. They include professional historians who work outside the academy in a range of institutions and sites, and those who are politically committed to communicating history to the wide range of audiences. This volume provides the information and inspiration needed by a practitioner to succeed in the wide range of workplaces that characterizes public history today, for university teachers of public history to assist their students, and for working public historians to keep up to date with recent research. This handbook locates public history as a professional practice within an intellectual framework that is increasingly transnational, technological, and democratic. While the nation state remains the primary means of identification, increased mobility and the digital revolution have occasioned a much broader outlook and awareness of the world beyond national borders. It addresses squarely the tech-savvy, media-literate citizens of the world, the"digital natives" of the twenty-first century, in a way that recognizes the revolution in shared authority that has swept museum work, oral history, and much of public history practice. This volume also provides both currently practicing historians and those entering the field a map for understanding the historical landscape of the future: not just to the historiographical debates of the academy but also the boom in commemoration and history outside the academy evident in many countries since the 1990s, which now constitutes the historical culture in each country. Public historians need to understand both contexts, and to negotiate their implications for questions of historical authority and the public historian's work. The boom in popular history is characterized by a significant increase in both making and consuming history in a range of historical activities such as genealogy, family history, and popular collecting; cultural tourism, historic sites, and memorial museums; increased memorialization, both formal and informal, from roadside memorials to state funded shrines and memorial Internet sites; increased publication of historical novels, biographies, and movies and TV series set in the past. Much of this, as well as a vast array of new community cultural projects, has been facilitated by the digital technologies that have increased the accessibility of historical information, the democratization of practice, and the demand for sharing authority.
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Valuing Chaparral

Ecological, Socio-Economic, and Management Perspectives

Author: Emma C. Underwood,Hugh D. Safford,Nicole A. Molinari,Jon E. Keeley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319683039

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 467

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Chaparral shrubland ecosystems are an iconic feature of the California landscape, and a highly biodiverse yet highly flammable backdrop to some of the fastest growing urban areas in the United States. Chaparral-type ecosystems are a common element of all of the world’s Mediterranean-type climate regions – of which California is one – yet there is little public appreciation of the intrinsic value and the ecosystem services that these landscapes provide. Valuing Chaparral is a compendium of contributions from experts in chaparral ecology and management, with a focus on the human relationship with chaparral ecosystems. Chapters cover a wide variety of subjects, ranging from biodiversity to ecosystem services like water provision, erosion control, carbon sequestration and recreation; from the history of human interactions with chaparral to current education and conservation efforts; and from chaparral restoration and management to scenarios of the future under changing climate, land use, and human population. Valuing Chaparral will be of interest to resource managers, the research community, policy makers, and the public who live and work in the chaparral dominated landscapes of California and other Mediterranean-type climate regions.
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Wilderness

The National Forests, America's Playgrounds

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Wilderness areas

Page: 16

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Where There's Smoke

The Environmental Science, Public Policy, and Politics of Marijuana

Author: Char Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780700625222

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

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Where There's Smoke is the first comprehensive and interdisciplinary analysis of the impact that marijuana has had on the physical and political landscape. It draws on the insights of scientists, policymakers, and legal and academic scholars who probe the complex relationship between marijuana, endangered species, state and national politics, and social justice.
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Program Aid

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Great Places: Colorado

A Recreational Guide to Colorado's Public Lands and Historic Places for Birding, Hiking, Photography, Fishing, Hunting, and Camping

Author: Marty Bartholomew

Publisher: Wilderness Adventures Press

ISBN: 9781932098686

Category: Travel

Page: 471

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"Great Places Colorado" is the ticket to the beautiful and intriguing public lands in the Centennial State. Bestselling author Bartholomew guides readers through Colorado's fishing, hunting, birding, hiking, photography, and camping opportunities, and provides lodging and restaurant suggestions along the way. Full-color photos.
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Forests, on the wild side

wildlife, fish, endangered species : habitat management in the National Forest system

Author: United States. Forest Service

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 1

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Sharing the Commitment

Partnerships for Wildlife, Fish and Rare Plants on the National Forests

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Plant conservation

Page: 16

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The Forest Service

Fighting for Public Lands

Author: Gerald W. Williams

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313337949

Category: Nature

Page: 459

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Illuminates the Forest Service and its responsibilites of managing 193 millions acres of public land.
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Alexander von Humboldt und die Erfindung der Natur

Author: Andrea Wulf

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641195500

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

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Was hat Alexander von Humboldt, der vor mehr als 150 Jahren starb, mit Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeit zu tun? Der Naturforscher und Universalgelehrte, nach dem nicht nur unzählige Straßen, Pflanzen und sogar ein »Mare« auf dem Mond benannt sind, hat wie kein anderer Wissenschaftler unser Verständnis von Natur als lebendigem Ganzen, als Kosmos, in dem vom Winzigsten bis zum Größten alles miteinander verbunden ist und dessen untrennbarer Teil wir sind, geprägt. Die Historikerin Andrea Wulf stellt in ihrem vielfach preisgekrönten – so auch mit dem Bayerischen Buchpreis 2016 – Buch Humboldts Erfindung der Natur, die er radikal neu dachte, ins Zentrum ihrer Erkundungsreise durch sein Leben und Werk. Sie folgt den Spuren des begnadeten Netzwerkers und zeigt, dass unser heutiges Wissen um die Verwundbarkeit der Erde in Humboldts Überzeugungen verwurzelt ist. Ihm heute wieder zu begegnen, mahnt uns, seine Erkenntnisse endlich zum Maßstab unseres Handelns zu machen – um unser aller Überleben willen.
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A Direction for the '90s

Medicine Bow National Forest & Thunder Basin National Grassland

Author: United States. Forest Service

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Forest management

Page: 6

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The Enduring Wilderness

Author: Doug Scott

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 9781555915278

Category: Nature

Page: 184

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A look at how America has preserved more than 100 million acres of diverse wilderness areas in 44 states, now protected in our National Wilderness Preservation System. Discussion of current visions valuing wilderness and its place in our culture.
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