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Main Title The new urban park : Golden Gate National Recreation Area and civic environmentalism /
Author Rothman, Hal,
Publisher University Press of Kansas,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 52509409
ISBN 0700612866 (alk. paper); 9780700612864 (alk. paper)
Subjects Golden Gate National Recreation Area (Calif)--History ; Urban ecology (Sociology)--California--San Francisco--History ; Environmentalism--California--San Francisco--History ; Urban parks--United States--Case studies ; Urban ecology (Sociology)--United States--Case studies ; California--Golden Gate National Recreation Area ; Urban ecology--California--San Francisco--History ; Urban ecology--United States--Case studies
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ERAM  F868.S156R68 2004 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/20/2005
Collation xi, 258 p. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-254) and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- National parks and the Bay Area -- A national park for the Golden Gate -- Golden Gate national recreation area and growth: land acquisition in the Bay Area -- How to build an urban park -- Administering Golden Gate national recreation area: "There's a constituency for everything and each has a voice" -- Natural resources management in a national recreation area -- Cultural resources management -- What stories? Why stories at all? Interpreting an urban park -- The Presidio and the future -- Epilogue -- Chronology -- Appendix. "In this book, one of our premier environmental historians looks at the new phenomenon of urban parks, focusing on San Francisco's Golden Gate National Recreation Area as a prototype for the twenty-first century. Cobbled together from public and private lands in a politically charged arena, the GGNRA represents a new direction for parks as it highlights the long-standing tension within the National Park Service between preservation and recreation."--Jacket.