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Windshield Wilderness: Cars, Roads, and Nature in Washington's National Parks
by David Louter
University of Washington Press, 2006
Cloth: 978-0-295-98606-7 | eISBN: 978-0-295-98984-6
Library of Congress Classification SB486.P83L68 2006
Dewey Decimal Classification 333.78/3

In his engaging book Windshield Wilderness, David Louter explores the relationship between automobiles and national parks, and how together they have shaped our ideas of wilderness. National parks, he argues, did not develop as places set aside from the modern world, but rather came to be known and appreciated through technological progress in the form of cars and roads, leaving an enduring legacy of knowing nature through machines.
    Foreword by William Cronon									00
    Acknowledgments										00
    Introduction: Nature as We See It								00
    1. Glaciers and Gasoline: Mount Rainier as a Windshield Wilderness			00
    2. The Highway in Nature: Mount Rainier and the National Park Service			00
    3. Wilderness with a View: Olympic and the New Roadless Park				00
    4. A Road Runs Through It: A Wilderness Park for the North Cascades			00
    5. Wilderness Threshold: North Cascades and a New Concept of National Parks		00
    Epilogue 											00 
    Selected Bibliography 									00 
    Index												00

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