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Challenge of the Big Trees: A Resource History of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
"A close look at every aspect of the administration of Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks. . . . An excellent case study in a genre where such works increasingly abound."--Journal of Arizona History

"This book helped me to appreciate the character of Sequoia-Kings Canyon, a special place in a system of special places."--Geographical Review

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Hardcover, 379 pages
Published January 28th 1991 by Three Rivers, California, U.S.A.: Sequoia Natural History Assn (first published January 1990)
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Charlie
Mar 28, 2012 Charlie rated it really liked it
Bill Tweed is a National Park Service officer, historian, and author par excellence. His prose is as engaging as a mystery writer's, and he conveys a deep love for nature and the NPS. I got to know him 10 years ago when I was a board member of the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Foundation. He is inspiring and so is his writing. This is a terrific book for anyone interested in how the NPS came to be, including the intrigue, politics, and personalities that have shaped it.
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Sep 24, 2008 Krista rated it really liked it
This was a really complete history, but I was hoping on some more in depth info on some topics. But very good. Amazing all of the different road and facility proposals over the years. I'm glad I read this while I'm still here, but would have been helpful to have read early season (lots of good info for programs).
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