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Repairing paradise [electronic resource] : the restoration of nature in America's national parks / William R. Lowry.

Author/Creator:
Lowry, William R. (William Robert), 1953-
Publication:
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (303 p.)
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Subjects:
National parks and reserves -- Government policy -- United States.
National parks and reserves -- United States -- Management.
National parks and reserves -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Conservation of natural resources -- United States.
Nature conservation -- United States.
Environmental policy -- United States.
United States -- Environmental conditions.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
"Examines whether the U.S. can restore the most-loved crown jewels of its national park system, focusing on four ambitious efforts to reverse environmental damage. Combines field research with public policy analysis to portray the mission to restore the natural health and glory to some of the world's most wondrous places"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Changing policies in national parks
Reintroducing wolves at Yellowstone
Reducing automobile impacts at Yosemite
Restoring water to the Everglades
Removing impediments to river flows at the Grand Canyon
Repairing damage from past policies.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-271) and index.
ISBN:
1-282-40361-3
9786612403613
0-8157-0392-9
OCLC:
489252277