Our Unprotected Heritage : Whitewashing the Destruction of our Cultural and Natural Environment

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Most Americans agree that our heritage-both natural and cultural-should be protected. Then why does development run rampant, aided-rather than limited-by government inaction? Tom King has been a participant in and observer of this system for decades, as a government worker, heritage consultant, and advocate for local communities. In this hard-hitting critique of the heritage-industrial complex, King points the finger at watchdogs who instead serve as advocates, unintelligible (often contradictory) regulations, disinterested government employees and power-seeking agencies, all of whom conspire to keep our heritage unprotected. His solution to this crisis will be uncomfortable to many in power, but may help save more of our cultural and natural treasures.

Details

Author(s)
Thomas F. King
Format
Paperback | 200 pages
Dimensions
149.86 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 317.51g
Publication date
15 Aug 2009
Publisher
Left Coast Press Inc
Publication City/Country
Walnut Creek, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
1598743813
ISBN13
9781598743814