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Crimes Against Nature : Squatters, Poachers, Thieves, and the Hidden History of American Conservation - 01 edition

Crimes Against Nature : Squatters, Poachers, Thieves, and the Hidden History of American Conservation (ISBN10: 0520239091; ISBN13: 9780520239098)
ISBN13: 978-0520239098
ISBN10: 0520239091

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0520220270
ISBN10: 0520220277

Summary: Crimes against Nature reveals the hidden history behind three of the nation's first parklands: the Adirondacks, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon. Focusing on conservation's impact on local inhabitants, Karl Jacoby traces the effect of criminalizing such traditional practices as hunting, fishing, foraging, and timber cutting in the newly created parks. Jacoby reassesses the nature of these "crimes" and provides a rich portrait of rural people and the
ir relationship with the natural world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Illustrations: 21 b/w photographs, 4 maps, 9 tables.
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Summary: Crimes against Nature reveals the hidden history behind three of the nation's first parklands: the Adirondacks, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon. Focusing on conservation's impact on local inhabitants, Karl Jacoby traces the effect of criminalizing such traditional practices as hunting, fishing, foraging, and timber cutting in the newly created parks. Jacoby reassesses the nature of these "crimes" and provides a rich portrait of rural people and their relationship with the natural world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Illustrations: 21 b/w photographs, 4 maps, 9 tables. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 01
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of California Press
Year Published: 2001
International: No



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