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Cities in the Wilderness: A New Vision of Land Use in America

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  52 ratings  ·  8 reviews
In this brilliant, gracefully written, and important new book, former Secretary of the Interior and Governor of Arizona Bruce Babbitt brings fresh thought--and fresh air--to questions of how we can build a future we want to live in.
We've all experienced America's changing natural landscape as the integrity of our forests, seacoasts, and river valleys succumbs to strip mall
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published August 26th 2005 by Island Press (first published August 1st 2005)
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Marc Brackett
Had high hopes for this book but it turned into a manual for how to use3 the power of government to coerce others into doing what you want them to. No mention of conservation oriented groups that build relationships with other users and create lasting changes in public opinion that advance the greater good. The whole approach was heavy headed and the book was perhaps sadly accurate in giving an honest assessment of how matters were settled. The book also ignores a growing body of evidence that s ...more
Zachary Wilson
I'd never heard of Bruce Babbitt before but he is a real visionary on issues of land use in the United States. I can only hope our current Secretary of the Interior is doing as much as he did.
Great Book for people wanting to learn more about environmental policy at the Federal level. Very readable even though the topic is hard to get your hands around.
Hopeful and realistic. Babbitt reveals his work, battles won and lost, as Secretary of Interior under Clinton. Really well written.
Philip Russo
A fascinating book about the earlier days of environmental protection in the US written by one the titans of that era.
Apr 27, 2012 Margaret marked it as to-read
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looks really interesting. never read just quick skims
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Exciting. My first foray into land conservation.
Jan 10, 2009 Timothy marked it as to-read
found in bookshop at sanibel island
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