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Conservation And The Gospel Of Efficiency: The Progressive Conservation Movement, 1890–1920
by Samuel P. Hays
University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999
eISBN: 978-0-8229-7203-7 | Paper: 978-0-8229-5702-7
Library of Congress Classification S930.H38 1999
Dewey Decimal Classification 333.720973

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The relevance and importance of Samuel P. Hay's book, Conservation and the Gospel of Efficiency, has only increased over time. Written almost half a century ago, it offers an invaluable history of the conservation movement's origins, and provides an excellent context for understanding contemporary enviromental problems and possible solutions. Against a background of rivers, forests, ranges, and public lands, this book defines two conflicting political processes: the demand for an integrated, controlled development guided by an elite group of scientists and technicians and the demand for a looser system allowing grassroots impulses to have a voice through elected government representatives.
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