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Miller, Char 1951-

Overview
Works: 61 works in 190 publications in 1 language and 15,963 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Atlases  Reference works  Case studies  Local history  Maps 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: E169.1, 917.303
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Char Miller
Gifford Pinchot and the making of modern environmentalism by Char Miller( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles and examines the life of pioneering American conservationist and Progressive politician Gifford Pinchot, the first chief of the U.S. Forest Service, whose beliefs about conservation and social issues came to be directly related
The atlas of U.S. and Canadian environmental history( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This visually dynamic resource chronologically covers its subject through the use of four-color maps, photos and diagrams, with substantial articles written by well known scholars. Each chapter provides entries on seven essential areas: - agriculture - wildlife and forestry - land use and management - technology and industry - pollution and human heath - human habitats - and ideology and politics. With valuable reference aids--including bibliographies, sources for further research, an extensive index, and newly designed maps--this is an indispensable tool for students and educators alike
Out of the woods : essays in environmental history by Char Miller( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finally, the global character of environmental issues emerges in three compelling articles by Alfred Crosby, Thomas Dunlap, and Stephen Pyne. Of interest to a wide range of scholars in environmental history, law, and politics, Out of the Woods is intended as a reader for course use and a benchmark for the field of environmental history as it continues to develop into the next century
American forests : nature, culture, and politics( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fluid arguments : five centuries of western water conflict( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public lands, public debates : a century of controversy by Char Miller( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The subject of historic struggle and contemporary dispute, public lands in the United States--national forests, monuments, parks, and preserves-- are treasured spaces, owned in common. Their controversial histories demonstrate their vulnerability to shifting tides of public opinion, changes in funding, and overlapping authorities for their management--including federal, state, and local mandates, as well as critical tribal prerogatives and military claims. In nineteen essays, the author explores the history of conservation thinking and the development of a government agency with stewardship as its mission. Taking the U.S. Forest Service as a gauge of the broader debates in which Americans have participated since the late nineteenth century, he examines critical moments of public and private negotiation, shedding light on the particular--and occasionally peculiar--tensions that have shaped the administration of public lands in the United States
Fathers and sons, the Bingham family and the American mission by Char Miller( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the border : an environmental history of San Antonio( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This award winning book is an environmental history of the role of water and water management in the region surrounding San Antonio and and the San Antonio River Valley
Urban Texas : politics and development( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comparative and multidisciplintary perspective that explores the realtionships among interest groups and voting: religion, reform, gender, and race; civic clubs and suburbs; infrastructure and land development
Water in the West : a High country news reader( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Water in the West offers a lively primer on the region's most precious and scarce resource. This volume collects the best reporting on the subject, drawn from the pages of High Country News, the newspaper that has set the standard for coverage of environmental issues in the West."--Jacket
Wilderness and the American mind : Roderick Nash by Roderick Nash( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of America's changing attitude toward wilderness, discussing efforts to protect the Alaskan wilderness, trends in wilderness management, and the international perspective
Between ruin and restoration : an environmental history of Israel by Project Muse( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume assembles leading experts in policy, history, and activism to address Israel's continuing environmental transformation from the biblical era through its future aspirations, with a particular focus on the past one hundred and fifty years
Cities and nature in the American West( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeking the greatest good : the conservation legacy of Gifford Pinchot by Char Miller( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"President John F. Kennedy officially dedicated the Pinchot Institute for Conservation on September 24, 1963 to further the legacy and activism of conservationist Gifford Pinchot (1865-1946). Pinchot was the first chief of the United States Forest Service, appointed by Theodore Roosevelt in 1905. During his five-year term, he more than tripled the national forest reserves to 172 million acres. A pioneer in his field, Pinchot is widely regarded as one of the architects of American conservation and an adamant steward of natural resources for future generations. Author Char Miller highlights many of the important contributions of the Pinchot Institute through its first fifty years of operation. As a union of the United States Forest Service and the Conservation Foundation, a private New York-based think tank, the institute was created to formulate policy and develop conservation education programs. Miller chronicles the institution's founding, a donation of the Pinchot family, at its Grey Towers estate in Milford, Pennsylvania. He views the contributions of Pinchot family members, from the institute's initial conception by Pinchot's son, Gifford Bryce Pinchot, through the family's ongoing participation in current conservation programming. Miller describes the institute's unique fusion of policymakers, scientists, politicians, and activists to increase our understanding of and responses to urban and rural forestry, water quality, soil erosion, air pollution, endangered species, land management and planning, and hydraulic franking. Miller explores such innovative programs as Common Waters, which works to protect the local Delaware River Basin as a drinking water source for millions; EcoMadera, which trains the residents of Cristobal Colon in Ecuador in conservation land management and sustainable wood processing; and the Forest Health-Human Health Initiative, which offers health-care credits to rural American landowners who maintain their carbon-capturing forestlands. Many of these individuals are age sixty-five or older and face daunting medical expenses that may force them to sell their land for timber. Through these and countless other collaborative endeavors, the Pinchot Institute has continued to advance its namesake's ambition to protect ecosystems for future generations and provide vital environmental services in an age of a burgeoning population and a disruptive climate"--
Breaking new ground by Gifford Pinchot( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death Valley National Park : a history by Hal Rothman( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first comprehensive study of the park, past and present, Death Valley National Park probes the environmental and human history of this most astonishing desert. Established as a national monument in 1933, Death Valley was an anomaly within the national park system. Though many who knew this landscape were convinced that its stark beauty should be preserved, to do so required a reconceptualization of what a park consists of, grassroots and national support for its creation, and a long and difficult political struggle to secure congressional sanction
Fifty years of the Texas observer( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Texas Observer began publishing in Austin in 1954, and in the past five decades it has been an important voice in Texas culture and politics. Following in the muckraking tradition of George Seldes and I.F. Stone, the Observer has championed honest government, civil rights, labor, and the environment, providing a platform for many of the state's most outspoken writers - Roy Bedicheck, Willie Morris, Molly Ivins, Amado Muro, Maury Maverick, Jim Hightower, and Dagoberto Gilb, to name a few
Deep in the heart of San Antonio : land and life in south Texas by Char Miller( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the history, environmental conditions, government, politics and travel in and around San Antonio in particular and in South Texas in general
On the edge : water, immigration, and politics in the Southwest by Char Miller( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Explores the challenges in the Southwest of learning how to live within a complex natural system while grasping the borderland's historical and environmental frameworks. Investigates the human place in an ecosystem that burns easily and floods often and defies efforts to develop its foothills, canyons, and washes"--Provided by publisher"--
History in dispute( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses heavily debated questions by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe. This volume covers water and the environment issues from a global perspective. Provides students with an enhanced understanding of events only summarized in history texts, helps stimulate critical thinking and provides ideas for papers and assignments
 
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Gifford Pinchot and the making of modern environmentalism
Alternative Names
Miller, Char

Miller, Char 1951-

Miller, Frank L. 1951-

Languages
English (108)

Covers
The atlas of U.S. and Canadian environmental historyOut of the woods : essays in environmental historyAmerican forests : nature, culture, and politicsFluid arguments : five centuries of western water conflictOn the border : an environmental history of San AntonioUrban Texas : politics and developmentWater in the West : a High country news readerCities and nature in the American West