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Dam! by John W. Simpson
Hardcover $28.50

Jul 12, 2005 | 384 Pages

  • Hardcover $28.50

    Jul 12, 2005 | 384 Pages

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“A gripping account, studded with unforgettable characters, of how a classic national park was compromised in the clash between competing public goals and John Muir and Gifford Pinchot. Simpson puts the story in a large context and brings it up to date. Full of new information about workable alternatives. Thoroughly worthwhile.”
–Michael McCloskey, Executive Director, Sierra Club, 1969-85

“Professor Simpson vividly describes the classic American confrontation–wilderness versus civilization–in terms that are both scholarly and emotional. His book is all the more important in light of the current debate over the removal of the dam at Hetch Hetchy and the restoration of the Yosemite-like valley under its reservoir.”
–Dr. Roderick Frazier Nash, author of Wilderness and the American Mind

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