Gifford Pinchot, John Muir, and the Boundaries of Politics in American Thought

@article{Meyer1997GiffordPJ,
  title={Gifford Pinchot, John Muir, and the Boundaries of Politics in American Thought},
  author={John M. Meyer},
  journal={Polity},
  year={1997},
  volume={30},
  pages={267 - 284}
}
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