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For over two hundred years, the Catskill Mountains have been repeatedly and dramatically transformed by New York City. InMaking Mountains, David Stradling shows the transformation of the Catskills landscape as a collaborative process, one in which local and urban hands, capital, and ideas have come together to reshape the mountains and the communities therein. This collaboration has had environmental, economic, and cultural consequences.
Early on, the Catskills were an important source of natural resources. Later, when New York City needed to expand its water supply, engineers helped direct the city toward the Catskills, claiming that the mountains offered the purest and most cost-effective waters. By the 1960s, New York had created the great reservoir and aqueduct system in the mountains that now supplies the city with 90 percent of its water.
The Catskills also served as a critical space in which the nation's ideas about nature evolved. Stradling describes the great influence writers and artists had upon urban residents - especially the painters of the Hudson River School, whose ideal landscapes created expectations about how rural America should appear. By the mid-1800s, urban residents had turned the Catskills into an important vacation ground, and by the late 1800s, the Catskills had become one of the premiere resort regions in the nation.
In the mid-twentieth century, the older Catskill resort region was in steep decline, but the Jewish "Borscht Belt" in the southern Catskills was thriving. The automobile revitalized mountain tourism and residence, and increased the threat of suburbanization of the historic landscape. Throughout each of these significant incarnations, urban and rural residents worked in a rough collaboration, though not without conflict, to reshape the mountains and American ideas about rural landscapes and nature.
David Stradling is associate professor of history at the University of Cincinnati. His focus is the intersection of urban and environmental history. He is author ofSmokestacks and Progressives: Environmentalists, Engineers, and Air Quality in America, 1881-1951 and editor ofConservation in the Progressive Era: Classical Texts.
Titolo: Making Mountains
Casa editrice: University of Washington Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2008
Condizione libro: New
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Descrizione libro University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA and London, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione: Fine. Hardcover, 8vo, 311pp with index. Some b/w photograph and illustrated plates. Fine in like dj. Dj now protected in mylar. All domestic orders $100 and over will be upgraded to USPS Priority shipping at no additional cost. Size: 8vo. Codice articolo 98830
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Descrizione libro University of Washington Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione: New. Making Mountains: New York City and the Catskills (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Book) (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books) Brand new item sourced directly from publisher. Packed securely in tight packaging to ensure no damage. Shipped from warehouse on same/next day basis. Codice articolo 1111-9780295987477
Descrizione libro University of Washington Press, 2007. Hard cover. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 311 p. Contains: Illustrations. Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books (Hardcover). Audience: General/trade. Fine in fine dust jacket. Contents clean & in Near Fine condition. Fresh Brodart. Codice articolo 008092
Descrizione libro University of Washington Press, 2007. Condizione: New. book. Codice articolo M0295987472