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The Resource This land : how cowboys, capitalism, and corruption are ruining the American West, Christopher Ketcham

This land : how cowboys, capitalism, and corruption are ruining the American West, Christopher Ketcham

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This land : how cowboys, capitalism, and corruption are ruining the American West
Title
This land
Title remainder
how cowboys, capitalism, and corruption are ruining the American West
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Ketcham
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"The public lands of the western United States comprise some 450 million acres of grassland, steppe land, canyons, forests, and mountains. It's an American commons, and it is under assault as never before. Journalist Christopher Ketcham has been documenting the confluence of commercial exploitation and governmental misconduct in this region for over a decade. His revelatory book takes the reader on a journey across these last wild places, to see how capitalism is killing our great commons. Ketcham begins in Utah, revealing the environmental destruction caused by unregulated public lands livestock grazing, and exposing rampant malfeasance in the federal land management agencies, who have been compromised by the profit-driven livestock and energy interests they are supposed to regulate. He then turns to the broad effects of those corrupt politics on wildlife. He tracks the Department of Interior's failure to implement and enforce the Endangered Species Act -- including its stark betrayal of protections for the grizzly bear and the sage grouse -- and investigates the destructive behavior of U.S. Wildlife Services in their shocking mass slaughter of animals that threaten the livestock industry. Along the way, Ketcham talks with ecologists, biologists, botanists, former government employees, whistleblowers, grassroots environmentalists and other citizens who are fighting to protect the public domain for future generations. This Land is a colorful muckraking journey -- part Edward Abbey, part Upton Sinclair -- exposing the rot in American politics that is rapidly leading to the sell-out of our national heritage." --
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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LBSOR/DLC
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1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ketcham, Christopher
Dewey number
333.730978
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GE155.W47
LC item number
K47 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ketcham, Christopher
  • West (U.S.)
  • Public lands
  • Environmental degradation
  • Capitalism
  • Political corruption
  • Environmentalists
  • West (U.S.)
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
  • NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
  • NATURE / Endangered Species
  • Capitalism
  • Ecology
  • Environmental degradation
  • Environmentalists
  • Public lands
  • Travel
  • United States
  • United States, West
Label
This land : how cowboys, capitalism, and corruption are ruining the American West, Christopher Ketcham
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Place of publication from publishers website
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Battle -- Betrayal -- Resistance
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9780735220980
Lccn
2019002212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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map
System control number
  • on1057859593
  • (OCoLC)1057859593
Label
This land : how cowboys, capitalism, and corruption are ruining the American West, Christopher Ketcham
Publication
Copyright
Note
Place of publication from publishers website
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Battle -- Betrayal -- Resistance
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9780735220980
Lccn
2019002212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • on1057859593
  • (OCoLC)1057859593

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