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Allies of the Earth: Railroads and the Soul of Preservation

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Although few Americans use passenger trains today, we still love railroads. We say we want to preserve our national parks, countryside, and urban landscapes, yet we keep tearing into the best of them every day. Once abandoning railroads would have been unthinkable, but we have forgotten the importance of trains for our earth and for ourselves. Alfred Runte challenges our notion that adding highways and airports will help us reach our destinations more quickly, or meet our transportation and environmental goals. He dares us ...

Allies of the Earth: Railroads and the Soul of Preservation 2006, Truman State University Press

ISBN-13: 9781931112529

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