WorldCat Identities

Zaslowsky, Dyan

Overview
Works: 3 works in 17 publications in 1 language and 2,962 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E160, 973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dyan Zaslowsky
These American lands : parks, wilderness, and the public lands by Dyan Zaslowsky( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative and stirring assessment of our public lands - the first book ever published to give the history and propose the future of each unit of a federal trust that today accounts for approximately one-third of America's landmass - begins with the establishment of Yellowstone National Park in 1872. The national park concept, which the historian Lord Bryce called the best idea to come out of the New World, was the first attempt by a national government to preserve land for future generations. Since then, hundreds of additional parks, monuments, historic sites, wilderness areas, and wildlife refuges have been added to a vast system of public lands that also includes national forest and Bureau of Land Management holdings. The preservation of our nation's natural heritage has become a model throughout the world, but the fight to keep public land unspoiled - from the Everglades to Alaskan mountain ranges - is never-ending, as this lively and dramatic history of America reveals. This preservationist idea did not come naturally: the myth of the land's superabundance dominated the thinking of Americans even after the frontier was officially closed one hundred years ago. Frontier greed and carelessness, combined with business and political pressures for local control, continue to threaten our parks, forests, and wilderness lands today. The battles over these lands, especially as their outcomes determine present and future patterns of land use, will continue to define our civilization. These American Lands assesses management policy within each unit and demonstrates why the citizen's vigilance is necessary today if future Americans are to look upon our natural legacy as the crowning achievement of the twentieth century
Rosalie Edge, hawk of mercy : the activist who saved nature from the conservationists by Dyan Zaslowsky( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosalie Edge (1877-1962) was the first American woman to achieve national renown as a conservationist. Dyana Z. Furmansky draws on Edges personal papers and on interviews with family members and associates to portray an implacable, indomitable personality whose activism earned her the names Joan of Arc and hellcat. A progressive New York socialite and veteran suffragist, Edge did not join the conservation movement until her early fifties. Nonetheless, her legacy of achievements--called "widespread and monumental" by the New Yorker--forms a crucial link between the eras defined by John Muir and Rachel Carson. An early voice against the indiscriminate use of toxins and pesticides, Edge reported evidence about the dangers of DDT fourteen years before Carson's Silent Spring was published
Does the West Have a Death Wish? by Dyan Zaslowsky( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Before there were Western states, there were public lands - over a billion acres irrevocably reserved for the people of the United States. The Sagebrush Rebels are the most recent in a series of covetous groups bent on "regaining" what was never theirs
 
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Alternative Names
Furmansky, Dyana Z.

Languages
English (17)

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Rosalie Edge, hawk of mercy : the activist who saved nature from the conservationists