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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

United States. Committee on Improving the Science and Technology Programs of the National Park Service.

Science and the national parks / Committee on Improving the Science and Technology Programs of the National Park Service [and] Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources, National Research Council.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-04781-1

1. National parks and reserves—Research—United States. 2. National parks and reserves—United States—Management. 3. United States. National Park Service—Management. I. National Research Council (U.S.) Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. II. Title.

SB482.A3 1992

333.78'15'0973—dc20 92-26303

CIP

Cover: Nevada Fall, Rainbow, Yosemite National Park, c. 1947. Photograph by Ansel Adams. Copyright © 1992 by the Trustees of The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust. All Rights Reserved.

Copyright 1992 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.

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May 1993


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