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

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  • 4 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Clinton PL - Clinton 333.7309 KET (Text) 36806002100004 NEW ITEMS Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 333.730978 KETCHAM (Text) 34330513369182 Adult - New Non-Fiction In process -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780735220980
  • Physical Description: 422 pages : map ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, [2019]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-408) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Battle -- Betrayal -- Resistance.
Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Ketcham, Christopher, 1973- > Travel > West (U.S.)
Public lands > West (U.S.)
Environmental degradation > West (U.S.)
Capitalism > Environmental aspects > United States.
Political corruption > Environmental aspects > United States.
Environmentalists > West (U.S.) > Biography.
West (U.S.) > Environmental conditions.
West (U.S.) > Description and travel.
Genre: Nonfiction.
Environment. > Nature.
Westerns. > Nonfiction. 
Science.

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