Crimes against Nature : Squatters, Poachers, Thieves, and the Hidden History of American Conservation / Karl Jacoby.
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- Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, 
1 online resource (348 p.)
- National parks and reserves -- Social aspects -- United States.
Nature conservation -- Social aspects -- United States.
National parks and reserves -- United States -- History.
- Electronic books.
- In English.
- Crimes against Nature reveals the hidden history behind three of the nation's first parklands: the Adirondacks, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon. Focusing on conservation's impact on local inhabitants, Karl Jacoby traces the effect of criminalizing such traditional practices as hunting, fishing, foraging, and timber cutting in the newly created parks. Jacoby reassesses the nature of these "crimes" and provides a rich portrait of rural people and their relationship with the natural world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
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Introduction: The Hidden History of American Conservation
PART I. FOREST: THE ADIRONDACKS
PART II. MOUNTAIN: YELLOWSTONE
PART III. DESERT: THE GRAND CANYON
Epilogue: Landscapes of Memory and Myth
Chronology of American Conservation
- "With a New Afterword."
First paperback printing 2003"--T. p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
- Publisher Number:
- 10.1525/9780520957930 doi
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