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The Resource Engineering Eden : the true story of a violent death, a trial, and the fight over controlling nature, Jordan Fisher Smith

Engineering Eden : the true story of a violent death, a trial, and the fight over controlling nature, Jordan Fisher Smith

Label
Engineering Eden : the true story of a violent death, a trial, and the fight over controlling nature
Title
Engineering Eden
Title remainder
the true story of a violent death, a trial, and the fight over controlling nature
Statement of responsibility
Jordan Fisher Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Harry Walker was killed by a bear in Yellowstone Park in 1972, the civil trial prompted by his death became a proxy for bigger questions about American wilderness management that had been boiling for a century. At immediate issue was whether the Park Service should have done more to keep bears away from humans, but what was revealed as the trial unfolded was just how fruitless our efforts to regulate nature in the parks had always been. Tracing a course from the founding of the national parks through the tangled twentieth-century growth of the conservationist movement, Smith gives the lie to the portrayal of national parks as Edenic wonderlands unspoiled until the arrival of Europeans, and shows how virtually every attempt to manage nature in the parks has only created cascading effects that require even more management
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Jordan Fisher
Dewey number
978.7/52033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F722
LC item number
.S643 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Nature
  • Bear attacks
  • Violent deaths
  • Negligence
  • Trials
  • National parks and reserves
  • Environmentalism
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park
Label
Engineering Eden : the true story of a violent death, a trial, and the fight over controlling nature, Jordan Fisher Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- American Eden. Los Angeles ; American Eden ; Yosemite and Yellowstone ; Appalachian spring ; Frank ; The balance of nature ; Berkeley ; Claypool ; Smitty ; Trout Creek -- Natural regulation. The big kill ; Starker ; Prometheus ; Observable artificiality in any form ; Reconstruction ; Cole ; The night of the grizzlies ; Natural control ; Bad blood ; Bear management committee ; Firehold ; The temptation of Starker Leopold ; Natural regulation -- Take it easy. Last straws ; Take it easy ; Old Faithful ; The search for Harry Walker -- Human nature. Martha shell ; B-1 ; The discipline ; The verdict ; The appeal -- Epilogue -- Afterword
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 370 pages
Isbn
9780307454263
Lccn
2016008169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
  • ocn944408622
  • (OCoLC)944408622
Label
Engineering Eden : the true story of a violent death, a trial, and the fight over controlling nature, Jordan Fisher Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- American Eden. Los Angeles ; American Eden ; Yosemite and Yellowstone ; Appalachian spring ; Frank ; The balance of nature ; Berkeley ; Claypool ; Smitty ; Trout Creek -- Natural regulation. The big kill ; Starker ; Prometheus ; Observable artificiality in any form ; Reconstruction ; Cole ; The night of the grizzlies ; Natural control ; Bad blood ; Bear management committee ; Firehold ; The temptation of Starker Leopold ; Natural regulation -- Take it easy. Last straws ; Take it easy ; Old Faithful ; The search for Harry Walker -- Human nature. Martha shell ; B-1 ; The discipline ; The verdict ; The appeal -- Epilogue -- Afterword
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 370 pages
Isbn
9780307454263
Lccn
2016008169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
  • ocn944408622
  • (OCoLC)944408622

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