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Rothman, Hal 1958-2007

Overview
Works: 57 works in 179 publications in 1 language and 15,709 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Local history  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: GE197, 333.7209730904
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Hal Rothman
Saving the planet : the American response to the environment in the twentieth century by Hal Rothman( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines American attitudes to the conservation movement including John Muir and the Sierra Club, the policies of Theodore Roosevelt, New Deal projects, atomic testing, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, Pau; Ehrlich's Population Bomb, Earth Day, the Alaska Pipeline, the policies of Ronald Reagan, Love Canal, Three Mile Island, and radioactive dumping in Navada
Devil's bargains : tourism in the twentieth-century American West by Hal Rothman( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The West is popularly perceived as America's last outpost of unfettered opportunity, but twentieth-century corporate tourism has transformed it into America's "land of opportunism." From Sun Valley to Santa Fe, towns throughout the West have been turned over to outsiders - and not just to those who visit and move on, but to those who stay and control." "Although tourism has been a blessing for many, bringing economic and cultural prosperity to communities without obvious means of support or allowing towns on the brink of extinction to renew themselves, the costs on more intangible levels may be said to outweigh the benefits and be a devil's bargain in the making." "Hal Rothman examines the effect of twentieth-century tourism on the West and exposes that industry's darker side."--Jacket
Neon metropolis : how Las Vegas started the twenty-first century by Hal Rothman( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A haven for refugees from ordinary America, chameleon-like in its ability to adapt to the needs and desires of its constituents, Las Vegas is, as historian Hal Rothman argues, the quintessential city of the future. The first full account of America's fastest-growing city, Neon Metropolis brilliantly shows how Las Vegas gambled on the post-industrial service economy well before the rest of the country knew it was coming, and won. Book jacket."--Jacket
Blazing heritage : a history of wildland fire in the national parks by Hal Rothman( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores how the National Parks shaped United States' federal fire management policies. Starting in 1886, the military arrived in Yellowstone National Park to guard the area and fight fires. Unlike the U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, created in 1916, never had the resources to fight wildfires, and an uneasy contention between the two existed for decades. College-educated scientists emerged in the postwar years with ecological studies and conceived the not-so-new notion of fire as a management tool. Since fire was a natural part of the ecosystem, prescribed burning and "let burn" responses were implemented-with varying degrees of success. The author recounts different scenarios, including the 1988 Yellowstone fires that caused immense debate among scientists and politicians and the "Armageddon" in 2000, when a prescribed fire burned out of control near Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico
Out of the woods : essays in environmental history by Char Miller( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering a broad array of topics and reflecting the continuing diversity within the field of environmental history, Out of the Woods begins with three theoretical pieces by William Cronon, Carolyn Merchant, and Donald Worster probing the assumptions that underlie the words and ideas historians use to analyze human interaction with the physical world. One of these - the concept of place - is the subject of a second group of essays. The political context is picked up in the third section, followed by a selection of some of the journal's most recent contributions discussing the intersection between urban and environmental history. Water's role in defining the contours of the human and natural landscape in undeniable and forms the focus of the fifth section
LBJ's Texas White House : "our heart's home" by Hal Rothman( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this detailed account of how the Johnson Ranch was used during LBJ's years in public office, readers will learn who visited, how they were fed and entertained, and how LBJ conducted the nation's business while there. Readers will get a fascinating interpretation of how the ranch influenced LBJ's self-image, promoted his rags-to-riches story, and gave him in retirement the one thing he truly craved: control
Encyclopedia of American national parks( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines the history, development, and legacy of the National Park System."
Reopening the American West by Hal Rothman( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of historical essays re-examines the relationship between people and the environment in the American West over five hundred years, from the legacy of Coronado's search for the Cities of Gold to the social costs of tourism and gaming inflicted by modern adventurers
Preserving different pasts : the American national monuments by Hal Rothman( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The greening of a nation? : environmentalism in the United States since 1945 by Hal Rothman( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The culture of tourism, the tourism of culture : selling the past to the present in the American southwest( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Southwest has long been one of America's dreamscapes, a place we go to relive and reinvent our past for the purposes of the present. Yet the Southwest is a real place, too, one where people live and make a living. This collection of essays looks at the ways tourism affects people and places in the Southwest and at the region's meaning on the larger stage of national life. In the first section, "Configuring Ethnicity: The Meaning of Who You Are," Chris Wilson, Phoebe Kropp, and Rena Swentzell explicate tourist sites in Albuquerque, California's Camino Real, and Taos. Essays on "Collecting and Belonging" include discussions of scrapbooks, souvenirs, and virtual tourism on the Internet by Marguerite Shaffer, Leah Dilworth, and Erika Bsumek. The third section, "The Practice of Tourism," offers the perspectives of William L. Bryan, Jr., a leading ecotourism operator, and Susan Guyette and David White, who argue for the autonomy of native people in presenting their experience to visitors. The final section looks at how places are transformed by tourism. Sylvia Rodriguez examines the power dynamics of tourism, Char Miller chronicles the way San Antonio has become a colonial town, and volume editor Hal Rothman presents Las Vegas as a place where authenticity and inauthenticity are purposefully indistinguishable--Publisher description
The grit beneath the glitter : tales from the real Las Vegas( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of essays and first-person narratives offers a glimpse of the people and institutions that support the Las Vegas gaming industry
On rims & ridges : the Los Alamos area since 1880 by Hal Rothman( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of modern Nevada by Hal Rothman( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maintaining a legacy : an administrative history of George Rogers Clark National Historical Park by Hal Rothman( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The park that makes its own weather : an administrative history of Golden Gate National Recreation Area by Hal Rothman( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The post on the Marmaton : an historical resource study of Fort Scott National Historic Site by Daniel J Holder( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A test of adversity and strength : wildland fire in the National Park system by Hal Rothman( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Promise beheld and the limits of place : a historic resource study of Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks and the surrounding areas by Hal Rothman( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Saving the planet : the American response to the environment in the twentieth century
Alternative Names
Hal Rothman American historian

Hal Rothman Amerikaans historicus (1958-2007)

Rothman, Hal

Rothman, Hal 1958-2007

Rothman, Hal K.

Rothman, Hal K. 1958-

Rothman, Hal K. 1958-2007

Rothman, Hal K. (Hal Karl), 1958-2007

Rothman, Hal Karl

Rothman, Hal Karl 1958-

Languages
English (116)

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Devil's bargains : tourism in the twentieth-century American WestNeon metropolis : how Las Vegas started the twenty-first centuryBlazing heritage : a history of wildland fire in the national parksOut of the woods : essays in environmental historyLBJ's Texas White House : "our heart's home"Encyclopedia of American national parksReopening the American WestPreserving different pasts : the American national monuments