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The Living River

Andrew Needham

in Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139067
eISBN:
9781400852406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139067.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter addresses how The New York Times challenged the long-held claims of Arizona officials that their state was entitled to a portion of the Colorado River by rights, a claim recently upheld ... More


Grand Canyon

Robert Wyss

in The Man Who Built the Sierra Club: A Life of David Brower

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231164467
eISBN:
9780231541312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164467.003.0013
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Udall and Dominy want to build two dams within the Grand Canyon and Brower frantically marshals opposition to the plan. Initially, the campaign fares poorly.


The Legacies of Hetch Hetchy

Robert W. Righter

in The Battle Over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195149470
eISBN:
9780199788934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149470.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The legacies of Hetch Hetchy are numerous. Without the fight, American national parks might be administered by the US Forest Service. The fight was instrumental in the passage of the National Parks ... More


Thinking Beyond the Rim

Thomas A. Heberlein

in Navigating Environmental Attitudes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199773329
eISBN:
9780199979639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773329.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter completes our journey. As the sun goes off the river and the big rapids are behind us, we catch our breath, relax, and reflect, reviewing again four principles that help us understand ... More


Losing While Winning

Robert Wyss

in The Man Who Built the Sierra Club: A Life of David Brower

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231164467
eISBN:
9780231541312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164467.003.0014
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Brower publishes a newspaper advertisement against the Grand Canyon dam, prompting an IRS investigation which eventually will lead to the club losing its non-profit status. But the public is outraged ... More


The River Commons

Daniel McCool

in River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161312
eISBN:
9780231504416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161312.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter takes a look at the future and the evolution of a wholly different concept of the way we interact with rivers. In particular, it considers the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon and the ... More


Conclusion: On the Trail

Beth E. Levy

in Frontier Figures: American Music and the Mythology of the American West

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520267763
eISBN:
9780520952027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267763.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the most famous orchestral evocation of the West, “On the Trail.” This central movement of Ferde Grofé's Grand Canyon Suite, premiered by Paul Whiteman in 1931, has for ... More


The Man Who Built the Sierra Club: A Life of David Brower

Robert Wyss

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231164467
eISBN:
9780231541312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164467.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

David Brower (1912–2000) was a central figure in the modern environmental movement. His leadership, vision, and elegant conception of the wilderness forever changed how we approach nature. In many ... More


Ice over Fire: Glaciers Carve the Landscape

Robert B. Smith and Lee J. Siegel

in Windows into the Earth: The Geologic Story of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195105964
eISBN:
9780197565452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195105964.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Historical Geology

Yellowstone, the Tetons, and Jackson Hole were shaped by multiple catastrophes. Huge volcanic eruptions and powerful earthquakes played major roles. Finishing touches were added by another kind of ... More


Introduction

Robert Wyss

in The Man Who Built the Sierra Club: A Life of David Brower

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231164467
eISBN:
9780231541312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164467.003.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Life Magazine calls David Brower the nation’s leading conservation leader. Brower in his lifetime changed how Americans viewed the environment.


Introduction

William E. Ellis

in Irvin S. Cobb: The Rise and Fall of an American Humorist

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813173986
eISBN:
9780813174792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813173986.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In this brief introduction, Ellis poses the question: who was Cobb, and why is his story worth telling so many years after his death? To answer this question, he quotes substantially from Cobb’s ... More


. Spoils of Other Empires

John G. T. Anderson

in Deep Things out of Darkness: A History of Natural History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520273764
eISBN:
9780520954458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273764.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

In which we move to North America to discuss early Spanish explorations of the Gulf Coast, the role of the Hudson’s Bay Company in natural history studies, and the journeys of Lewis and Clark and ... More


A Connoisseur of Nature

David Ehrenfeld

in Swimming Lessons: Keeping Afloat in the Age of Technology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195148527
eISBN:
9780197561867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195148527.003.0029
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

My old college housemate Claude had dropped by for one of his stimulating visits, an infrequent happening even though his apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side was only an hour away by car. In ... More


Perspective

Jan Zalasiewicz

in The Earth After Us: What legacy will humans leave in the rocks?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199214976
eISBN:
9780191917387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199214976.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

The purest of science fiction. The Earth, in a post-human future, many millions of years hence, being re-explored. By . . . whom? Perhaps extraterrestrial explorers or ... More


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