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A North Country Almanac: Reflections of an Old-School Conservationist in a Modern World includes the musings of an independent mind on wilderness, the conservation ethic, and the joys of loving the outdoors. Although a lifelong conservationist, Thomas C. Bailey has never unquestioningly accepted environmental dogma. The essays here often challenge familiar assumptions about stewardship of natural resources. The former National Park ranger, fishing guide, and conservancy director offers a rich variety of perspectives on an interesting array of topics, returning always to his fundamental belief that conservation pioneers such as John Muir, Theodore Roosevelt, and Aldo Leopold had it right when they affirmed Walt Whitman’s observation that “the secret of making the best person . . . is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.”

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Foreword
  2. Gloria Whelan
  3. pp. 7-10
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  1. Prelude
  2. pp. xi-xvi
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  1. Part 1: Beginnings
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. Inspired by Eagles
  2. pp. 3-6
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  1. A Yooper Kid Goes to Washington
  2. pp. 6-8
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  1. An Environmentalist Looks at Fifty
  2. pp. 8-12
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  1. Part 2: Motives
  2. pp. 13-14
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  1. Conquering Nature?
  2. pp. 15-16
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  1. Why Protect Land?
  2. pp. 17-20
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  1. The Biophilia Hypothesis
  2. pp. 20-22
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  1. Science and Spirit
  2. pp. 22-25
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  1. Dark Sky Park
  2. pp. 25-28
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  1. Locking Up Land
  2. pp. 28-30
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  1. Part 3: Hunting
  2. pp. 31-32
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  1. The Hunting Issue: Some Background
  2. pp. 33-37
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  1. Nature-Based People’s Perspective on Hunting
  2. pp. 37-40
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  1. But Is There Room for Hunters?
  2. pp. 40-42
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  1. A Glimpse of How It Might Be . . .
  2. pp. 43-45
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  1. A Glimpse of How It Was: The Elk Hunt
  2. pp. 45-48
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  1. Part 4: Government
  2. pp. 49-50
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  1. Government, Regulations, and Politics
  2. pp. 51-53
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  1. Government Wetland Protection
  2. pp. 53-55
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  1. Property Taxes
  2. pp. 56-58
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  1. The Value of Public Land
  2. pp. 58-62
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  1. Part 5: Economics
  2. pp. 63-64
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  1. The Natural Resources Sector of the Economy
  2. pp. 65-67
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  1. What Is the Economy, Anyway?
  2. pp. 67-70
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  1. Unlimited Growth Can Be Sustainable
  2. pp. 70-72
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  1. Elephants and Resource Economics
  2. pp. 72-74
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  1. War and Resources
  2. pp. 74-76
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  1. Tax Breaks
  2. pp. 76-78
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  1. Part 6: Fathers and Sons
  2. pp. 79-80
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  1. Thanks, Dad
  2. pp. 81-85
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  1. Conservation and the World War II Generation
  2. pp. 85-88
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  1. Another Generation
  2. pp. 88-90
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  1. Enjoying the Snow
  2. pp. 90-92
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  1. The Berry Patch and Food from Nature
  2. pp. 92-94
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  1. On Becoming a Military Family: Reflections on Home, Land, Security
  2. pp. 94-98
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  1. As the Sun Begins to Set
  2. pp. 99-101
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  1. Fathers and Sons: Afterword
  2. pp. 101-104
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 105-110
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781609175665
Related ISBN
9781611862867
MARC Record
OCLC
1029862857
Pages
126
Launched on MUSE
2018-04-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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