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By Charles F. Wilkinson

In Crossing the following Meridian, Charles F. Wilkinson, knowledgeable on federal public lands, local American matters, and the West's arcane water legislation explains a number of the middle difficulties dealing with the yank West now and within the future years. He examines the outdated principles that pervade land use and source allocation and argues that major reform of Western legislation is required to strive against desertification and environmental decline, and to heal splintered groups. Interweaving felony heritage with examples of present-day results of the legislation, either meant and unintentional, Wilkinson strains the origins and improvement of the legislation and laws that govern mining, ranching, forestry, and water use. He relates tales of Westerners who face those matters on a daily foundation, and discusses what can and may be performed to carry executive regulations in accordance with the truth of twentieth-century American life.

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