by Dayton Duncan,Ken Burns
Presents a narrative history of the American National Park System, examining the events and political battles that led to the establishment of each park while profiling each for its unique attributes, in a volume that also pays tribute to key advocates.GET BOOK!
by National Park Service (U S ) Division of Publications
Generally referred to as "the red book," the 2005-2007 edition of the National Park System (NPS) Index provides an alphabetical list of all 388 units of the National Park System, as well as affiliated areas, regional offices, statistical information, maps, and NPS nomenclature. Included in the Index are also designated Wilderness Areas, National Heritage Areas, National Trail Systems, and National Wild and Scenic River Systems. The National Parks: Index 2005-2007 is part of the National Park Handbook series. National Park HandbooksGET BOOK!
by Linda Flint McClelland
The Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency, was founded in 1942 by William 'Wild Bill' Donovan under the direction of President Roosevelt, who realized the need to improve intelligence during wartime. A rigorous recruitment process enlisted agents from both the armed services and civilians to produce operational groups specializing in different foreign areas including Italy, Norway, Yugoslavia and China. At its peak in 1944, the number of men and women working in the service totaled nearly 13,500. ThisGET BOOK!
by Harvey H. Kaiser
"In one accessible, engaging, and easy-to-use volume readers will find historical context, directions, factual information, and analytical architectural analysis for more than two hundred places of interest across the United States. The traveler (armchair, behind the wheel, or on foot), the researcher (seeking a comprehensive view of some of America's greatest ideas and accomplishments), and the architect and landscape architect (seeking sources of inspiration) will find a rewarding journey inside this book."--BOOK JACKET.GET BOOK!
by Robert H. Keller,Michael F. Turek
Many national parks and monuments tell unique stories of the struggle between the rights of native peoples and the wants of the dominant society. These stories involve our greatest parks—Yosemite, Yellowstone, Mesa Verde, Glacier, the Grand Canyon, Olympic, Everglades—as well as less celebrated parks elsewhere. In American Indians and National Parks, authors Robert Keller and Michael Turek relate these untold tales of conflict and collaboration. American Indians and National Parks details specific relationships between native peoples and nationalGET BOOK!
Distinguished experts, career NPS employees, and concerned citizens studied the problems facing the NPS and proposed pragmatic and significant changes in the way the national park system is managed. The result is National Parks for the 21st Century: The Vail AgendaGET BOOK!
by Warwick Frost,Colin Michael Hall
In 1872 Yellowstone was established as a National Park. The name caught the public’s imagination and by the close of the century, other National Parks had been declared, not only in the USA, but also in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Yet as it has spread, the concept has evolved and diversified. In the absence of any international controlling body, individual countries have been free to adapt the concept for their own physical, social and economic environments. Some have establishedGET BOOK!
by Francis N. Lovett,Amitai Etzioni
In this book, Francis Lovett examines public parks, especially those administered by the National Park Service, from a communitarian perspective. The author views the parks as an example of a common good_something which is valued for its service to a community or society at large, and not merely for the benefits it brings to individuals or sub-groups. In all public spaces, such as parks, there arise issues regarding the proper balance between individual and sub-group rights and interests onGET BOOK!