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Title:
Defending the wilderness : the Adirondack writings of Paul Schaefer
Author:
Schaefer, Paul.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Syracuse, NY : Syracuse University Press, 1989.
Physical Description:
xxiii, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9780815602361

9780815602378
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Book

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Central Library QH76.5.N7 S33 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Essays written and pictures taken by the author over the last fifty years represent an anthology of his wilderness philosophy. No index. No bibliography. Cloth edition (unseen), $29.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Summary

Essays written and pictures taken by the author over the last fifty years represent an anthology of his wilderness philosophy. No index. No bibliography. Cloth edition (unseen), $29.95. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


Reviews 2

Choice Review

Defending The Wilderness is a work that this reviewer would like to recommend for every library but cannot. The essays that make up Shaefer's book were written over a period of 40 years for contemporary consumption, and were addressed to an audience with considerable previous knowledge of the issues. Although individuals interested in conservation and environmental preservation will find many of the essays fascinating, the serious reader in most locales will come away with far more questions than answers. Thus, the library purchasing this book must either provide a reasonable collection of ancillary materials on the Adirondack region and New York political history or be willing to obtain these resources in a timely fashion. Aside from this qualification, students of the conservation movement and regional political history should find Schaefer's account of the Higley and Panther mountain reservoir proposals both interesting and provocative. B. M. Banta Louisiana State University


Choice Review

Defending The Wilderness is a work that this reviewer would like to recommend for every library but cannot. The essays that make up Shaefer's book were written over a period of 40 years for contemporary consumption, and were addressed to an audience with considerable previous knowledge of the issues. Although individuals interested in conservation and environmental preservation will find many of the essays fascinating, the serious reader in most locales will come away with far more questions than answers. Thus, the library purchasing this book must either provide a reasonable collection of ancillary materials on the Adirondack region and New York political history or be willing to obtain these resources in a timely fashion. Aside from this qualification, students of the conservation movement and regional political history should find Schaefer's account of the Higley and Panther mountain reservoir proposals both interesting and provocative. B. M. Banta Louisiana State University


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