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Shaping The Sierra

Author : Timothy P. Duane
ISBN : 0520926145
Genre : Nature
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The rural west is at a crossroads, and the Sierra Nevada is at the center of this social and economic change. The Sierra Nevada landscape has always been valued for its bounty of natural resource commodities, but new residents and an ever-growing flood of tourists to the area have transformed the relationship between the region's nature and its culture. In an engaging narrative that melds the personal with the professional, Timothy P. Duane—who grew up in the area—documents the impact of rapid population growth on the culture, economy, and ecology of the Sierra Nevada since the late 1960s. He also recommends innovative policies for mitigating the negative effects of future population growth in this spectacular but threatened region, as well as throughout the rural west. Today, the primary social and economic values of the Sierra Nevada landscape are in the amenities and ecological services provided by its wildlands and functioning ecosystems. Duane shows how further unfettered population growth threatens the very values which have made the Sierra Nevada a desirable place to live and work. A new approach to land use planning, resource management, and local economic development—one that recognizes the emerging values of the landscape—is necessary in order to achieve sustainable development, Duane claims. Weaving personal experience with outstanding scholarship, he shows how such an approach must explicitly recognize the importance of values and the application of an environmental land ethic to future development in the area.
Category: Nature

Africa And The Shaping Of International Human Rights

Author : Derrick M. Nault
ISBN : 9780198859628
Genre : History
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Africa throughout its postcolonial history has been plagued by human rights abuses ranging from intolerance of political dissent to heinous crimes such as genocide. Yet this book argues that the continent has also been pivotal in helping shape contemporary human rights norms and practices.
Category: History

Water And The California Dream

Author : David Carle
ISBN : 9781619028234
Genre : Political Science
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In the last one hundred years, imported water has transformed the environment of the Golden State and its quality of life, with land ownership patterns and real estate boosterism dramatically altering both urban and rural communities. The key to this transformation has been expanded access to water from the Eastern Sierra, the Colorado River, and Northern California rivers. "Whoever brings the water, brings the people," wrote engineer William Mulholland, under whose leadership the process of growth through irrigation began. Now, using first–person voices of Californians to reveal the resulting changes, author David Carle concludes that it may be time to stop drowning the California dream of the good life with imported water. Using oral histories, contemporary newspaper articles, and autobiographies, Carle explores the historic changes in California, showing how imported water has shaped the pattern of population growth in the state. Because water choices remain the primary tool for shaping California's future, Carle also argues that it is possible to improve both the state's damaged environment and the quality of life if Californians will step out of this historic pattern and embrace limited water supplies as a fact of life in this naturally dry region.
Category: Political Science


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105020772500
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Macaulay The Shaping Of The Historian

Author : John Leonard Clive
ISBN : UVA:X000092087
Genre : Authors, English
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Determined to be his own man, he had no sooner achieved financial and political security--in a lucrative post on the Governor-General's Council in India--than the relationship with his beloved sisters so necessary to his emotional security was destroyed. Here is the public Macaulay: cocksure and impetuous, a parvenu lacking the specific gravity of a statesman, and yet speaking out not only for freedom as an abstraction, but concretely for the rights of Jews, Roman Catholics and blacks; envisioning a potential beauty and splendor in industrialization; almost singlehandedly writing a penal code for India; becoming embroiled in the crucial controversy over Indian education (what should be taught and in what language); and forever leaving his mark on Anglo-Indian cultural relations--just as India left its mark on him.
Category: Authors, English

New Mexico Geology

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ISBN : IND:30000143234940
Genre : Geology
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Category: Geology

Shaping Florida

Author : Leon F. Bouvier
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173001295822
Genre : History
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Category: History

The Shaping Of The American Tradition

Author : Louis Morton Hacker
ISBN : UOM:39015009020804
Genre : America
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Begins with the European world from which the Americans came, to the settling of America, the American Revolution, through the mid 1900's to look at the shaping of the American tradition.
Category: America

The Shaping Of America

Author : Richard Orr Curry
ISBN : 0030844894
Genre : United States
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Traces the history of the United States from the arrival of the first settlers to the present day.
Category: United States

The Shaping Of The American Past

Author : Robert Lloyd Kelley
ISBN : PSU:000044135447
Genre : History
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An interpretive history of the US from colonial times to the present. Emphasizes both political history with solid coverage of social history.
Category: History

The Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN : PSU:000045663147
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Landscape Architecture

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ISBN : UOM:39015047799013
Genre : Landscape architecture
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Category: Landscape architecture

Fire In Sierra Nevada Forests

Author : George E. Gruell
ISBN : MINN:31951D02032411Q
Genre : Nature
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In Fire in Sierra Nevada Forests, George Gruell examines the woodlands through repeat photography: rephotographing sites depicted in historical photographs to compare past vegetation to present. The book asks readers to study the evidence, then take an active part in current debates over prescribed fire, fuel buildup, logging, and the management of our national forests.
Category: Nature