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Cumberland Island National Seashore: A History of Conservation Conflict

By: Lary M Dilsaver

328 pages, 35 illus, 24 maps

University of Virginia Press

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #148048 | ISBN: 0813922682
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About this book

Uses Cumberland Island, located off the coast of Georgia, USA, as an example of the difficulty of converting privately owned lands into public space. The fate of the island has galvanised national environmental groups, the descendants of powerful families, historic preservation organisations and African-American heritage societies.

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Lary M. Dllsaver, Professor of Geography at the University of South Alabama, is the author or editor of several books about national parkland and natural history, including America's National Parks.

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