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Agony of an American Wildernes Loggers, Environmentalists and the Struggle for Control of a Forgotten Forest

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ISBN-10: 0742541584

ISBN-13: 9780742541580

Edition: 2005

Authors: Samuel A. MacDonald

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What is a forest? What are forests for? Who should control them? These are familiar questions, but the Allegheny casts them in a new light. The national environmental movement has become less willing to compromise since its victories in the Pacific Northwest, and the Allegheny is its newest proving ground. This book explains what activists are after, how the struggle differs from more familiar environmental battles and what it means for the future of the American landscape.
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/3/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Introduction : welcome to Pennsyltucky - a strange new front in the great American timber war
The forgotten forest : the Allegheny experience, from old growth to brush heap and beyond
Meet the activists : history, culture, and politics collide at the annual gathering
Mom and pop go bust : the complex plight of the Allegheny sawmill
I work in the woods : fear and logging on the Allegheny
Restoration, reality, and the perils of science : can the Allegheny become a wilderness again?
Take it to the streets : radical activists battle pre-teen satirists for control
Third way or third rail? : zero cut meets resistance from within
The anti-activist : a right-wing renaissance man in the land of bulls, bars, and "dinors"
Legal eagles, underdogs, and the fish that (almost) ate Pittsburgh : half steps and caveats in federal court
Wilderness revisited : what is pretty? : and why it matters
Old growth, new economy, and the tourism promise : if you build it, who will come?
Epilogue : the great green pendulum