National Parks

The American Experience

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Author: Alfred Runte

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 9781589794733

Category: History

Page: 307

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In this lavishly illustrated book well-known environmental historian Alfred Runte, a prominent figure on the Ken Burns documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea, tells the highly engaging story of the development of our national parks, from the first national park, Yellowstone, to the more recent decision to set aside vast tracts of Alaska for preservation.

National Parks Beyond the Nation

Global Perspectives on "America's Best Idea"

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Author: Adrian Howkins,Jared Orsi,Mark Fiege

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806154756

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: N.A

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"National Parks beyond the Nation brings together the work of fifteen scholars and writers to reveal the tremendous diversity of the global national park experience--an experience sometimes influencing, sometimes influenced by, and sometimes with no reference whatever to the United States. They explore the historical interactions and influences--intellectual, political, and material--within and between national park systems in Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Indonesia, Antarctica, Brazil, and other countries"--Provided by publisher.

Coyote Valley

Deep History in the High Rockies

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Author: Thomas G. Andrews

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674495357

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Thomas Andrews drills deep into the many pressures that have reshaped a small stretch of North America, from the ice age to the advent of the Anthropocene and controversies over climate change. He brings to the surface lessons about the critical relationships to land, climate, and species that only seemingly unimportant places on Earth can teach.

Trains of Discovery

Railroads and the Legacy of Our National Parks

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Author: Alfred Runte

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1570984417

Category: Transportation

Page: 161

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A thoroughly revised and expanded successor to Runte's Trains of Discovery: Western Railroads and the National Parks, the new edition now includes eastern historic sites and parks made possible or influenced by railroads. In addition to western destination, the book describes how railroads made many eastern and southern parks widely accessible for the first time.

America's Public Lands

From Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and Beyond

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Author: Randall K. Wilson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 144220799X

Category: Nature

Page: 334

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Randall Wilson traces the often-forgotten ideas of nature that have shaped the evolution of America’s public land system. The result is a fresh, compelling, and comprehensive account of the most pressing policy and management challenges facing national parks, forests, rangelands, and wildlife refuges today.

Environmental Policy in North America

Approaches, Capacity, and the Management of Transboundary Issues

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Author: Robert G. Healy,Debora L. VanNijnatten,Marcela López-Vallejo

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442693770

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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This comprehensive analysis of key issues in North American environmental policy provides an overview of how the US, Mexico, and Canada differ in their environmental management approaches and capacity levels, and how these differences play into cross-border cooperation on environmental problems. The book offers insights into transboundary cooperation both before and after NAFTA, and presents a framework for making environmental interaction more effective in the future. The book is organized into two parts. The first, more general, section compares the national contexts for environmental management in each country—including economic conditions, sociocultural dynamics, and political decision-making frameworks— and shows how these have led to variations in policy approaches and levels of capacity. The authors argue that effective environmental governance in North America depends on the ability of transboundary institutions to address and mediate these differences. The book's second section illustrates this argument, using four case studies of environmental management in North America: biodiversity and protected areas, air pollution (smog); greenhouse gas reduction, and genetically modified crops.

The Moon in the Nautilus Shell

Discordant Harmonies Reconsidered

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Author: Daniel B. Botkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019997697X

Category: Science

Page: 448

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Why do we keep talking about so many environmental problems and rarely solve any? If these are scientific issues, then why can't scientists solve them or at least agree on what to do? In his new book, The Moon in the Nautilus Shell, ecologist Daniel Botkin explains why. For one thing, although we live in a world of constantly changing environments and talk a lot about climate change, most of our environmental laws, policies, and scientific premises are based on the idea that the environment is constant, never changing, except when people affect it. For another, we have lost contact with nature in personal ways. Disconnected from our surroundings, we lack the deep understanding and feelings about the environment to make meaningful judgments. The environment has become just another one of those special interests that interferes with our lives. Poised to be a core text of the twenty-first century environmental movement, The Moon in the Nautilus Shell challenges us to think critically about our role in nature.

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History

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Author: Andrew C. Isenberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199394474

Category: Science

Page: 640

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The field of environmental history emerged just decades ago but has established itself as one of the most innovative and important new approaches to history, one that bridges the human and natural world, the humanities and the sciences. With the current trend towards internationalizing history, environmental history is perhaps the quintessential approach to studying subjects outside the nation-state model, with pollution, global warming, and other issues affecting the earth not stopping at national borders. With 25 essays, this Handbook is global in scope and innovative in organization, looking at the field thematically through such categories as climate, disease, oceans, the body, energy, consumerism, and international relations.

Das Wunder von Berlin

1936: Wie neun Ruderer die Nazis in die Knie zwangen

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Author: Daniel James Brown

Publisher: Riemann Verlag

ISBN: 3641093309

Category: History

Page: 496

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Der Millionenseller aus den USA Von Beginn an ist es eine Reise mit unwahrscheinlichem Ausgang: Neun junge Männer aus der amerikanischen Provinz machen sich 1936 auf den Weg nach Berlin, um die Goldmedaille im Rudern zu gewinnen. Daniel James Brown schildert das Schicksal von Joe Rantz, einem Jungen ohne Perspektive, der rudert, um den Dämonen seiner Vergangenheit zu entkommen und seinen Platz in der Welt zu finden. Wie er und seine Freunde vor den laufenden Kameras Leni Riefenstahls den Nazis ihre Propagandashow stehlen, ist ein atemberaubendes Abenteuer und zugleich das eindringliche Porträt einer Ära. Eine unvergessliche wahre Geschichte von Entschlossenheit, Überleben und Mut.

Major Problems in American Environmental History

Documents and Essays

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Author: Carolyn Merchant

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780618308057

Category: History

Page: 559

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This volume traces the history of environmental conditions in the United States through the examination of critical issues such as pollution, conservation, and wilderness preservation. The Second Edition of this popular text includes several new essays and documents and pays particular attention to multiculturalism and gender throughout. In order to place American environmental issues in a larger context, the text emphasizes international relations and globalization.

Wilderness Management

Stewardship and Protection of Resources and Values

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Author: Chad Patrick Dawson,John C. Hendee

Publisher: Fulcrum Pub

ISBN: 9781555916824

Category: Nature

Page: 525

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A new edition of this classic 30-year-old textbook.

Environmental science

sustaining the earth

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Author: George Tyler Miller

Publisher: Arden Shakespeare

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 465

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Wisconsin Magazine of History

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Wisconsin

Page: N.A

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The Wisconsin Magazine of History, the full-color quarterly magazine of the Wisconsin Historical Society, informs and delights readers with intriguing articles about the people, places and events of Wisconsin's past. Sharing the stories of times gone by and helping to shed light on the foundations of Wisconsin culture since it was first published in 1917, the Wisconsin Magazine of History celebrates all that makes Wisconsin special. Whatever your interests may be, you will find something to spark your curiosity - carefully researched and beautifully presented

Polishing the Jewel

An Administrative History of Grand Canyon National Park

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Author: Michael F. Anderson

Publisher: Grand Canyon Assn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 116

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Interpersonal Violence in the African-American Community

Evidence-Based Prevention and Treatment Practices

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Author: Robert L. Hampton,Thomas P. Gullotta

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387295985

Category: Education

Page: 214

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This book provides a solid foundation for understanding violence within the African-American community from the perspective of African Americans. It challenges existing stereotypes of African Americans and offers concrete advice on approaches that are, or might be, effective with African-American populations. The content is driven by real-world, evidence-based practices based on sound scientific foundations.

Comprehensive Medical Assisting Exam Review: Preparation for the CMA, RMA and CMAS Exams

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Author: J. P. Cody

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133007929

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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Prepare your students for the CMA, RMA, or CMAS certification examinations with COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL ASSISTING EXAM REVIEW, Third Edition. The book includes test information and preparation sections, review content on general, administrative, and clinical topics, and pre- and post-test exams for each test type. The new edition conforms to the latest content outlines from the AAMA and AMT. The accompanying CD-ROM includes over 1,600 questions and is fully customizable for individual study needs. Delmar is a part of Cengage Learning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

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Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“