Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Editora: University of Nevada Press Data de lançamento: 2016-08-02
Pontos Requerido: 7600


Descrição

This book examines the creation, characteristics, and tribulations of the first United States National Recreation Area. It also addresses the NationalPark Service's historic role in managing reservoir-based recreation in a uniquely arid region. First named the Boulder Dam Recreation Area, this parkland was created in 1936 by a memorandum of agreement between the National Park Service and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Over the course of its existence, the area has served as a model for a subsequent system of National Recreation Areas. The area's extreme popularity has, in combination with changing public attitudes regarding preservation and safety, presented the National Park Service with tremendous challenges in recent decades. Jonathan Foster's examination of these challenges and the responses to them reveal an increasingly anxious relationship between the government, the public, and special interest groups in the American West.

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Informação Adicional

Gênero: Nevada

Coleção: University of Nevada Press

Typo: EPub

Páginas: 176

ISBN: 9780874170054

Informação Adicional

Gênero: Nevada

Coleção: University of Nevada Press

Typo: EPub

Páginas: 176

ISBN: 9780874170054

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