352 pages, 5 1/5 x 9 2/5
41 b&w illustrations, 5 maps
Release Date:01 Sep 2014


Communities on Nature’s Edge

University of Washington Press
Since the 1950s, the housing developments in the West that historian Lincoln Bramwell calls “wilderburbs” have offered residents both the pleasures of living in nature and the creature comforts of the suburbs. Remote from cities but still within commuting distance, wilderburbs celebrate the natural beauty of the West and pose a vital threat to it. From access to water to fire management and animal control, living in wilderburbs is challenging, and attempts to make provide residents with the amenities they enjoyed in the city have often permanently altered the wild regions that buyers found so attractive.
Lincoln Bramwell is chief historian of the USDA Forest Service.
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