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Natural Rivals: John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and the Creation of America's Public Lands

  • John Clayton
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  • ISBN-10: 1432873288
  • ISBN-13: 9781432873288
  • Shipping Weight: 1.50 lbs ( .68 kgs)
  • 546 Pages | Hardcover
  • Available January 2020

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John Muir, is sometimes called the Father of the National Parks. His idealistic belief in the spiritual benefits of holistic natural systems led him to a philosophy of preserving wilderness unimpaired. Gifford Pinchot founded the U.S. Forest Service. Pinchot’s pragmatic belief in professional management led him to a philosophy of sustainably conserving natural resources. When these rivaling perspectives meet, what happens? Natural Rivals examines a time of environmental threat and political dysfunction and reveals the complex dynamic that gave birth to America’s rich public lands legacy.