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The New Urban Park: Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Civic Environmentalism

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From Yellowstone to the Great Smoky Mountains, America's national parks are sprawling tracts of serenity, most of them carved out of public land for recreation and preservation around the turn of the last century. America has changed dramatically since then, and so has its conceptions of what parkland ought to be. In this book, one of our premier environmental historians looks at the new phenomenon of urban parks, focusing on San Francisco's Golden Gate National Recreation Area as a prototype for the twenty-first century. ...

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The New Urban Park: Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Civic Environmentalism
2004, University Press of Kansas

ISBN-13: 9780700612864

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