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ISBN:
0140052305
Author:
Boyd Gibbons
Category:
Engineering
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books; No Additional Printings Listed edition (October 25, 1979)
Pages:
240 pages
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1806 kb
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4.6
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Boyd Gibbons is an excellent writer. Like Wye Island itself, this book is a real treasure

Boyd Gibbons is an excellent writer. Like Wye Island itself, this book is a real treasure. The story is fascinating and important-involving developers (both progressive and traditional), the varied layers of community residents, and the rich ecology of the Maryland Eastern Shore. But perhaps most striking is the way in which Boyd Gibbons tells this story. His prose is unusually strong and effective.

Combining history, journalism, character sketches, and sharp sociological insights, Boyd Gibbons presents both sides of the struggle

Combining history, journalism, character sketches, and sharp sociological insights, Boyd Gibbons presents both sides of the struggle. Though the book deserves new attention for its example of the environmental activism that began to emerge in the 1960s and early 1970s, Gibbons is clear in revealing that not all of the opposition to Rouse was based on conservationist values.

Boyd Gibbons was president of the Johnson Foundation from 1997 to 2006. He was formerly the director of the California Department of Fish and Game, a senior journalist for National Geographic magazine, Secretary to the President¿s Council on Environmental Quality, and Deputy Under Secretary of the Interior in the Nixon Administration.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. Today, most of the 2,800 tranquil acres that make up Wye Island are managed by the Maryland Park Service. However, from 1973 to 1974, the island was the site of a raging controversy. A major developer, James Rouse, wanted to build a compact waterfront village that would be surrounded by large estates, protected farms, and wetlands. A boyhood resident of nearby Easton, Maryland, Rouse hoped that the island could avoid the sprawl of unplanned subdivisions that were marring so many other places along the Eastern Shore.

by. Gibbons, Boyd; Resources for the Future. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Gibbons describes Wye Island and its environs, its history, and its people with skill and objectivity. The book is excellent in all respects and should be read by those who care about the future of our communities. - Library Journal, 6/15/1977. When, in December 1973, an internal reorganization brought Boyd Gibbons into the division I was then heading, he seemed, above all else, a misfit.

Like Wye Island itself, this book is a real treasure. He has a great gift for the apt description, the telling image

Book's title: Wye Island Boyd Gibbons. Library of Congress Control Number: 76047399. C) 2017-2018 All rights are reserved by their owners.

Book's title: Wye Island Boyd Gibbons. International Standard Book Number (ISBN): 0801819369. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Personal Name: Gibbons, Boyd. Publication, Distribution, etc. Publication, Distribution, et. Baltimore.

  • Bladebringer
It takes a community to band together to fight big development and this well written and easy read is inspiring in that the people won. For eastern shore residents, this is a good read. For others fighting development, this is a must read.
  • Gholbirius
Issues addressed in this book, written in 1977, are still relevant today.
  • Flamekiller
Like Wye Island itself, this book is a real treasure. The story is fascinating and important--involving developers (both progressive and traditional), the varied layers of community residents, and the rich ecology of the Maryland Eastern Shore. But perhaps most striking is the way in which Boyd Gibbons tells this story. His prose is unusually strong and effective. He has a great gift for the apt description, the telling image, as well as for narrative flow. This is a book to read and to keep.