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Author Sutter, Paul.
Title Driven wild : how the fight against automobiles launched the modern wilderness movement / Paul S. Sutter ; foreword by William Cronon.
Imprint Seattle : University of Washington Press, 2005.
Edition First paperback edition.

Series Weyerhaeuser environmental books
Weyerhaeuser environmental book.
Subject Nature conservation -- United States -- History.
Wilderness areas -- United States -- History.
Conservationists -- United States -- History.
Automobiles -- Environmental aspects -- United States -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 343 pages) : illustrations.
Edition First paperback edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 308-331) and index.
Contents The problem of the wilderness -- Knowing nature through leisure: outdoor recreation during the interwar years -- A blank spot on the map: Aldo Leopold -- Advertising the wild: Robert Sterling Yard -- Wilderness as regional plan: Benton MacKaye -- The freedom of the wilderness: Bob Marshall -- Epilogue: a living wilderness.
Summary In this book, the author traces the intellectual and cultural roots of the modern wilderness movement from about 1910 through the 1930s, with tightly drawn portraits of four Wilderness Society founders- Aldo Leopold, Robert Sterling Yard, Benton MacKaye, and Bob Marshall.--Back Cover.
"By the 1930s, a new national organization- the Wilderness Society- had been created with the explicit mission of protecting wild places on the public lands and securing legislation that would guarantee that they remain forever wild. Although less well known by the public than it deserves to be, the Wilderness Society played an essential role in drafting and lobbying for the legislation that created the national wilderness system as we know it today. The 1964 Wilderness Act that eventually resulted from this effort remains among the most important environmental laws ever passed in the United States."--Foreword.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780295989907 (electronic bk.)
0295989904 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 763181109
Additional Format Print version: Sutter, Paul. Driven wild. 1st pbk. ed. Seattle : University of Washington Press, 2005 0295982209 (OCoLC)62934830