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The power of scenery : Frederick Law Olmsted and the origin of national parks / Dennis Drabelle.

Drabelle, Dennis, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.

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Burlington Public Library 363.6809 DRABELLE 2021 39851001646083 New Non-fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781496220776
  • ISBN: 1496220773
  • Physical Description: xix, 242 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
You can have the Arno -- Land of the free and home of the sublime -- The counterexample -- An idea in embryo -- The landscape reader -- How to sell a park bill -- In praise of diligent indolence -- The nervous promoter -- Contested ground -- Whiffs of sulfur -- The man who picked up stones running -- Saving gravel -- A shaky start -- Cleaning men -- Going out with two bangs -- The Olmsteds.
Summary, etc.:
"The Power of Scenery tells the story of how America's national parks came to be, with Frederick Law Olmsted's insights and energy serving to link three jewels: Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and Niagara Falls State Park"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903.
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903.
National parks and reserves > United States > History.
Conservationists > United States > Biography.
Yosemite National Park (Calif.) > History.
Yellowstone National Park > History.
Niagara Falls State Park (N.Y.) > History.
United States > Environmental conditions > 19th century.
HISTORY / United States / 19th Century.
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection.
National parks and reserves.
California > Yosemite National Park.
United States.
United States > Yellowstone National Park.
Genre: Biographies.

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