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No Place Distant : Roads And Motorized Recreation On America's Public Lands - David Havlick

No Place Distant

Roads And Motorized Recreation On America's Public Lands

By: David Havlick, Michael P. Dombeck (Foreword by)

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2002
ISBN: 9781559638449
Number Of Pages: 253

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While many of the roads on public lands provide a great service with relatively little harm, others create significant problems -- from habitat fragmentation to noise pollution to increased animal mortality -- with little or no benefit.In No Place Distant, author David Havlick presents for the first time a comprehensive and in-depth examination of the more than 550,000 miles of roads that crisscross our national parks, national forests, Bureau of Land Management lands, and wildlife refuges, considering how they came to be; their ecological, financial, and societal costs; and what can be done to ensure that those roads are as environmentally benign and cost-effective as possible, while remaining functional and accessible. The book: places the profusion of roads on our public lands in historical context offers an overview of the ecological effects of roads explores the policies, politics, and economics that have fostered road-building on public lands considers the contentious topic of motorized recreation examines efforts to remove roads and restore degraded lands to healthBringing together an impressive range and depth of information along with a thoughtful analysis of the issues, No Place Distant offers a definitive look at the debate over roads on public lands. With its well-crafted prose and extensive documentation, it is an unparalleled resource for anyone concerned with the health or management of public lands in the United States.

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
From Bicycles to Board Feet: A History of Public Land Roadsp. 14
The Ecological Effects of Roadsp. 36
The Cutting Edge: Money, Politics, and Accessp. 59
Industrial Revolutions: The Motorized Recreation Boomp. 84
Public Values, Public Landsp. 129
Changing Landscapes: Society, Technology, and Road Removalp. 155
The Road Aheadp. 192
Contact Information for Selected Organizationsp. 213
Notesp. 219
Bibliographyp. 261
Indexp. 285
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ISBN: 9781559638449
ISBN-10: 1559638443
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 253
Published: 1st March 2002
Publisher: Island Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.59