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Author Kupper, Patrick,
Title Wildnis schaffen. English
Creating wilderness : a transnational history of the Swiss National Park / Patrick Kupper ; translated by Giselle Weiss.
Imprint New York : Berghahn Books, [2014]
Edition English-language edition.

Author Kupper, Patrick,
Series The environment in history : international perspectives ; volume 4
Environment in history ; v. 4.
Subject Schweizerischer Nationalpark (Switzerland) -- History.
Nature conservation -- Switzerland -- History.
Alt Name Weiss, Giselle,
Description 1 online resource (vii, 266 pages) : illustrations, maps
Edition English-language edition.
Note Translation of: Wildnis schaffen : eine transnationale Geschichte des Schweizerischen Nationalparks. Bern : Haupt, 2012.
Summary The history of the Swiss National Park, from its creation in the years before the Great War to the present, is told for the first time in this book. Unlike Yellowstone Park, which embodied close cooperation between state-supported conservation and public recreation, the Swiss park put in place an extraordinarily strong conservation program derived from a close alliance between the state and scientific research. This deliberate reinterpretation of the American idea of the national park was innovative and radical, but its consequences were not limited to Switzerland.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Global parks : national parks, globalization, and western modernism -- National natures : the Swiss National Park and the Conservationist Internationale -- Local landscapes : political spaces, institutional arrangements, and subjective attitudes -- Total protection : philosophy and practice of freely developing nature -- Ecological field laboratory : the park as a scientific experiment -- Wilderness limits : natural dynamics and social equilibrium.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781782383741 (ebook)
1782383743 (ebook)
9781782383734 (hardback ; alk. paper)
1782383735 (hardback ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 881567478
Additional Format Print version: Kupper, Patrick. Wildnis schaffen. English. Creating wilderness. New York : Berghahn Books, 2014 9781782383734 (DLC) 2013044896 (OCoLC)861068641

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