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Swan, Christopher

Entry updated 26 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

(1946-    ) US author whose Near Future tale of redemptive Ecology, YV88 (1977) with Chet Roaman, describes the transformation of the eponymous Yosemite Valley National Park by 1988 into an enclave no longer savaged by roads, rampant tourism, exploitation. A light railroad system replaces cars; the environmentally destructive O'Shaughnessy Dam. The vision was attractive, but as advocacy the book failed utterly. [JC]

Christopher Cushing Swan

born 1946

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