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Death Valley National Park: A History by Rothman, Hal, Miller, Char (2013) Paperback Tapa blanda – 1609
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Don R. Lago
like nowhere else
28 de mayo de 2014 - Publicado en Amazon.com
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This is a fine contribution to the rapidly growing field of scholarly histories of national parks. It includes lots of history you won't find anywhere else. Authors Rothman and Miller, both highly respected environmental historians, show how Death Valley faced many unique challenges. To begin with, in the late 19th century, when the idea of national parks was new and affixing itself to places with Alpine-like mountains with forests and waterfalls, deserts were considered ugly wastelands, undesirable as national parks or monuments. Attitudes evolved, but mining companies opposed Death Valley becoming a national monument, so they were granted the right to continue mining inside the monument. This compromise left many in the National Park Service feeling that Death Valley was not legitimate as a national monument, so Death Valley was left starved for respect, funds, and resources. This book is centered on decades of evolving National Park Service values, and policy decisions and disputes, but along the way it offers a good history of Death Valley, including Native American culture, American exploration and mining, and personal dramas such as Charles Manson living and being apprehended there. It covers issues such as private inholdings within the park, wild burros, jeep impacts, water disputes, and the shabby treatment given the Timbisha Shoshone. Rothman spent his career "just down the road" at UNLV, so he knows his material well.
Death Valley National Park: A History by Rothman's and Miller is a classic and must read history.
10 de abril de 2015 - Publicado en Amazon.com
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A fascinating history that makes for excellent reading. The authors told it the way they saw it and pointed out mistakes made by the National Park Service while also describing the struggles the park staff had in getting resources. This is the most interesting and well documented administrative history that I have read and for me I had to keep reading it. The discussion on the detached Devils Hole unit in Nevada was well researched and included the history of the larger Ash Meadows area. Char Miller did a fine job in taking the late Hal Rothman's manuscript and producing such a good work. This should be required reading for all National Park Service managers and even Forest Service, BLM and state agency land managers who can get a lot of history and practical lessons out of it.
Richard F Falasco
22 de junio de 2016 - Publicado en Amazon.com
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A must-read for Death Valley fans!
14 de enero de 2014 - Publicado en Amazon.com
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A great and detailed book on the human, environmental, political, and administrative history of the Death Valley territory and Death Valley National Park. A must-read for all Death Valley fans!