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New Exploration A Philosophy of Regional Planning

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ISBN-10: 0917953436

ISBN-13: 9780917953439

Edition: 3rd (Reprint)

Authors: Benton MacKaye, Lewis Mumford, David N. Startzell

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List price: $8.95
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Publication date: 1/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Benton MacKaye was the impetus for the Appalachian Trail and the founder of its central management organization, as well as a founder of The Wilderness Society. A Harvard-educated forester, he worked in the early Forest Service but soon turned to somewhat utopian regional planning in the 1920s, writing and organizing until his death in 1976.

Lewis Mumford has been referred to as one of the twentieth century's most influential "public intellectuals." A thinker and writer who denied the narrowness of academic speciality, Mumford embraced a cultural analysis that integrated technology, the natural environment, the urban environment, the individual, and the community. Although he lacked a formal university degree, Mumford wrote more than 30 books and 1,000 essays and reviews, which established his "organic" analysis of modern culture. His work defined the interdisciplinary studies movement, especially American studies; urban studies and city planning; architectural history; history of technology; and, most important in the present…