A People's History of Wilderness

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Matt Jenkins
High Country News Books, 2004 - Nature - 495 pages
High Country News honors the Wilderness Act's 40th Anniversary by examining the Act's origin and impacts. *Published on the 40th anniversary of America's most important public lands protection movement *Highlights the citizen activists who made and continue to make wilderness real *Features new and archival stories from High Country News With the signing of the Wilderness Act by President Lyndon B. Johnson on September 3, 1964, the National Wilderness Preservation System was established to ...secure for the Amerian people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness. High Country News brings to life the people and events who shaped this unprecedented citizen's movement. Drawn from teh pages of this award-winning newspaper whose coverage has been solely focused on environmental and cultural issues affecting the American West for over three decades. A People's History of Wilderness presents the competing philosophies, complexities, and passions, as they happened, that resulted in the protection of over 104 million acres of wilderness.

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About the author (2004)

Matt Jenkins grew up in Reno, Nevada and spent several seasons as a wildland firefighter before earning a degree in Chinese history and launching into an orbit that included three years in China. He now covers California, Nevada and Utah, and also writes about water and wilderness issues for High Country News.

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