352 pages, 6 x 9
41 b&w illustrations, 5 maps
Since the 1950s, the housing developments in the West that historianLincoln Bramwell calls “wilderburbs” have offered residentsboth the pleasures of living in nature and the creature comforts of thesuburbs. Remote from cities but still within commuting distance,wilderburbs celebrate the natural beauty of the West and pose a vitalthreat to it. From access to water to fire management and animalcontrol, living in wilderburbs is challenging, and attempts to makeprovide residents with the amenities they enjoyed in the city haveoften permanently altered the wild regions that buyers found soattractive.
Lincoln Bramwell is chief historian of the USDA ForestService.
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