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Repairing Paradise : The Restoration of Nature in America's National Parks - William R. Lowry

Repairing Paradise

The Restoration of Nature in America's National Parks

Paperback Published: 12th December 2011
ISBN: 9780815722700
Number Of Pages: 287

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By the turn of the millennium, it had become painfully apparent that the United States had made some serious misjudgments in its interactions with the natural world. The country's treasured national parks, while remaining immensely popular tourist destinations, were not immune to the damage. Preservation alone would no longer be enough; by this time, repair and restoration were necessary.

Can the United States reverse the mistaken policies that severely damaged the crown jewels of its national park system? This thoughtful and hopeful book, in turns analytical and personal, investigates that critical question by focusing on four of America's most-loved public paces. In Repairing Paradise, William Lowry, an eminent expert on U.S. natural resource policy, details and assesses four ambitious efforts to reverse environmental damage in the national parks:

The reintroduction of wolves in Yellowstone

Reducing the impact of vehicle traffic in Yosemite

Restoring fresh water to the Everglades

Removing structural impairments to river flows in the Grand Canyon

Repairing Paradise combines authoritative research with extensive personal experience. Lowry has spent time in all four of the parksobserving conditions, talking to the most informed decisionmakers, and taking photos. He deftly combines his field research with solid public policy analysis to paint an instructive portrait of the mission to restore the natural health and glory of some of the world's most wondrous places.

ISBN: 9780815722700
ISBN-10: 0815722702
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 287
Published: 12th December 2011
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.42

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