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Crimes Against Nature Squatters, Poachers, Thieves, and the Hidden History of American Conservation

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By: Karl Jacoby
305 pages, B/w photos, tabs
Crimes Against Nature
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  • Crimes Against Nature ISBN: 9780520239098 Paperback Mar 2003 Out of Print #137512
  • Crimes Against Nature ISBN: 9780520220270 Hardback Dec 2001 Out of Print #118758
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Centering his analysis on social relations and law, Jacoby uncovers the consequences for ordinary people of various conservation policies.


List of Illustrations List of Tables Preface Introduction: The Hidden History of American Conservation PART ONE: Forest: The Adirondacks 1. The Re-creation of Nature 2. Public Property and Private Parks 3. Working-Class Wilderness PART TWO: Mountain: Yellowstone 4. Nature and Nation 5. Fort Yellowstone 6. Modes of Poaching and Production PART THREE Desert: The Grand Canyon 7. The Havasupai Problem 8. Farewell Song Epilogue: Landscapes of Memory and Myth Chronology of American Conservation Notes Bibliography Index

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Karl Jacoby is the Robert J. Carney Assistant Professor of History at Brown University.

Out of Print
By: Karl Jacoby
305 pages, B/w photos, tabs
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A well-conceived, solidly researched, and clearly written work with important conclusions but even richer possibilities. Anyone interested in environmental history or the contributions it can make to other fields in our discipline ought to read it. Anyone interested in important questions and methods in environmental history has to study it carefully.--Thomas Dunlap, "Reviews in American History"

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