The National Park Service: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The National Park Service

1st Edition

By William Everhart


198 pages

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pub: 2019-09-27
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Since the first edition of this book was published ten years ago, the U.S. national park system has more than doubled in size, and the National Park Service (NPS) has been subjected to more political manipulation than at any time since the agency was established in 1916.

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Prologue: “For the Good of the Service” -- The First Parks -- The New Bureau -- The Organization and Its People -- Park Service Functions and Activities -- Has Success Spoiled the National Parks? -- Threats to the Parks -- Wilderness Management -- The Problem of Concessions -- The Alaskan Park System -- The Politicizing of the Park Service -- Parks Around the World -- A Forecast -- The Organic Acts of the National Park Service -- The National Park System

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General