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Range Wars The Environmental Contest for White Sands Missile Range / Ryan H. Edgington.

Author/Creator:
Edgington, Ryan H.
Publication:
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2014.
Manufacture:
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2014
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (503 p.)
Subjects:
NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Plains & Prairies.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX).
Militarism -- Environmental aspects -- West (U.S.) -- History.
Environmental policy -- United States -- History.
Landscape protection -- New Mexico -- White Sands Missile Range -- History.
Nuclear weapons -- Testing -- Environmental aspects -- New Mexico -- White Sands Missile Range -- History.
Social conflict -- New Mexico -- White Sands Missile Range -- History.
Land use -- Political aspects -- New Mexico -- White Sands Missile Range -- History.
Land use -- Environmental aspects -- New Mexico -- White Sands Missile Range -- History.
United States -- Military policy.
White Sands Missile Range (N.M.) -- History.
White Sands Missile Range (N.M.) -- Environmental conditions.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
"Established in south-central New Mexico at the end of World War II, White Sands Missile Range is the largest overland military reserve in the western hemisphere. It was the site of the first nuclear explosion, the birthplace of the American space program, and the primary site for testing U.S. missile capabilities. In this environmental history of White Sands Missile Range, Ryan H. Edgington traces the uneasy relationships between the military, the federal government, local ranchers, environmentalists, state game and fish personnel, biologists and ecologists, state and federal political figures, hunters, and tourists after World War II--as they all struggled to define and productively use the militarized western landscape. Environmentalists, ranchers, tourists, and other groups joined together to transform the meaning and uses of this region, challenging the authority of the national security state to dictate the environmental and cultural value of a rural American landscape. As a result, White Sands became a locus of competing geographies informed not only by the far-reaching intellectual, economic, and environmental changes wrought by the Cold War but also by regional history, culture, and traditions"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Seeds of Discontent
Atomic Attractions
Boundaries
A Consumer's Landscape
Range Wars
Natural Security States.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-8032-5563-2
0-8032-5562-4
OCLC:
881244968
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