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The Resource A woman in the great outdoors : adventures in the National Park Service, Melody Webb

A woman in the great outdoors : adventures in the National Park Service, Melody Webb

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A woman in the great outdoors : adventures in the National Park Service
Title
A woman in the great outdoors
Title remainder
adventures in the National Park Service
Statement of responsibility
Melody Webb
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Melody Webb's reflections on her twenty-five-year-long career in the National Park Service is an insider's account of a public bureaucracy. As a woman, she was working in a male-dominated agency; as an idealist, she attempted to champion the wise use of the national parks in a pragmatic political agency. Webb's career began in Alaska during President Gerald Ford's administration. She helped set up the mechanism that permitted Alaskan Natives to claim up to 2 million acres of federal land to preserve culturally significant areas. Following a dozen years of historic preservation work in Alaska and New Mexico, Webb spent the second half of her tenure in management positions. She served as superintendent at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park and then as assistant superintendent, in charge of all park operations at Grand Teton National Park. During this period the Park Service was faced with conflicting mandates: there was a growing demand for recreational land use and, at the same time, environmental requirements and tight budgets limited the NPS's options. Webb's frankness about the day-to-day politics within an institution that many Americans feel should be above politics make this book an eye opener for historians and anyone who has an interest in the National Park System.
Assigning source
Amazon.com
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
  • 333.78/3/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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A woman in the great outdoors : adventures in the National Park Service, Melody Webb
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Publication
Note
"First paperbound printing, 2007"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-266) and index
Control code
156811754
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 272 p.
Isbn
9780826331762
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)156811754
Label
A woman in the great outdoors : adventures in the National Park Service, Melody Webb
Publication
Note
"First paperbound printing, 2007"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-266) and index
Control code
156811754
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 272 p.
Isbn
9780826331762
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)156811754

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