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📒Building The National Parks ✍ Linda Flint McClelland
✏Building the National Parks Book Summary : The Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency, was founded in 1942 by William 'Wild Bill' Donovan under the direction of President Roosevelt, who realized the need to improve intelligence during wartime. A rigorous recruitment process enlisted agents from both the armed services and civilians to produce operational groups specializing in different foreign areas including Italy, Norway, Yugoslavia and China. At its peak in 1944, the number of men and women working in the service totaled nearly 13,500. This intriguing story of the origins and development of the American espionage forces covers all of the different departments involved, with a particular emphasis on the courageous teams operating in the field. The volume is illustrated with many photographs, including images from the film director John Ford who led the OSS Photographic Unit and parachuted into Burma in 1943.
📒Steve Mather Of The National Parks ✍ Robert Shankland
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📒Regreening The National Parks ✍ Michael Frome
✏Regreening the National Parks Book Summary : Shows how the original mission of the National Park service has been undermined by commercialization and politicization, in an argument that will evoke controversy as the service celebrates its seventy-fifth anniversary.
✏The National Parks Index 2009 2011 Book Summary : Generally referred to as the red book, the 2005-2007 edition of the National Park System (NPS) Index provides an alphabetical list of all 388 units of the National Park System, as well as affiliated areas, regional offices, statistical information, maps, and NPS nomenclature. Included in the Index are also designated Wilderness Areas, National Heritage Areas, National Trail Systems, and National Wild and Scenic River Systems. The National Parks: Index 2005-2007 is part of the National Park Handbook series. National Park Handbooks support management programs and promote understanding and enjoyment of the 388 parks in the National Park System. The National Park Service cares for these special places saved by the American people so that all may enjoy our heritage.
📒The National Park Service ✍ National Parks and Conservation Association
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📒Mammals Of The National Parks ✍ John H. Burde
✏Mammals of the National Parks Book Summary : Looks at the diverse types of mammals that make their homes in America's national parks, discussing each animal's physical characteristics, behavior, range, feeding habits, and environmental issues.
📒The National Parks ✍ Barry Mackintosh
✏The National Parks Book Summary : 3rd edition. Tells the story of the evolution of the United States National Park System.
📒Proceedings Of The National Park Conference ✍ National parks conference
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📒Advancing The National Park Idea ✍ National Parks Second Century Commission
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📒Our National Park System ✍ Dwight F. Rettie
✏Our National Park System Book Summary : This is the first comprehensive look at America's national park system, an insider's tour covering the system and the National Park Service, the agency responsible for its care. Dwight F. Rettie, former chief of the NPS policy development office, is uniquely qualified to address the state--the problems and the possibilities--of the system, which is comprised of millions of acres of land in more than 350 areas around the nation, including historic sites, battlefields, and recreation areas. Rettie agrees, as many critics have claimed, that the system is in disarray; he proposes in detail stronger management operations, clearer and more stringent measures of personnel performance, and training of park rangers to help them become professionals knowledgeable about the scientific management and protection of resources. For a concerned public as well as for policy-makers and students of government, this comprehensive analysis and outline may provide hope--and a future--for the invaluable legacy that is our national park system.