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National Parks: Shaping the System (rev., 3rd ed.)
This book tells the story of the evolution of the

 
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By Barry Mackintosh (au); Fran P. Mainella (pf); Janet McDonnell (ed)
Year: 2005
Pages: 127
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1422301826

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This book tells the story of the evolution of the U.S. Nat. Park System, the first of its kind in the world. In Part 1 former Bureau Historian Barry Mackintosh discusses the origins of the System & describes the complexity of its designations. In Part 2 Mackintosh chronicles the step-by-step growth of the System from its beginnings to its 388 areas at the beginning of 2005. Part 3 contains maps showing the extent of the System & its growth over time, a list of all Nat. Park Service directors with their tenures, a feature on individuals who helped make the System what it is today, & suggested readings. Black & white photos. An index completes the book.

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