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Title:
National parks in crisis : debating the issues
Author:
Beckman, Wendy Hart.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
National parks: yesterday and today -- Fire! -- Flora and fauna -- Visitors and carrying capacity -- Fighting pollution -- Culture clash -- Safety and the future.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 9.1 4.0 85963.
ISBN:
9780766019478
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The national park system was established to keep areas of natural and cultural significance "unimpaired for future generations." Author Wendy Hart Beckman explores the subjects that have historically concerned the parks, from the building of dams to the control of wildlife. And she outlines the issues facing the parks today: How can pollution be controlled? What are the interests of different cultural groups? How can visitors enjoy the parks without spoiling the experience--for today's visitors and the visitors of tomorrow?


Author Notes

Wendy Hart Beckman is an award-winning freelance writer, editor, and college instructor. She holds bachelor's degrees in geology and technical communications and a master's degree in English


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 6
1 National Parks: Yesterday and Todayp. 7
2 Fire!p. 32
3 Flora and Faunap. 42
4 Visitors and Carrying Capacityp. 60
5 Fighting Pollutionp. 75
6 Culture Clashp. 88
7 Safety and the Futurep. 100
Chapter Notesp. 108
Glossaryp. 120
Further Readingp. 124
Internet Addressesp. 125
Indexp. 126