YV88; An Eco-Fiction of Tomorrow

TitleYV88; An Eco-Fiction of Tomorrow
Year for Search1977
AuthorsSwan, Christopher, and Roaman, Chet (b. 1939)
Pagination248 pp.
Date Published1977
PublisherSierra Club Books
Place PublishedSan Francisco, CA
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Ecological eutopia set in 1988 focusing on Yosemite National Park beginning with a ride on a new train into the park that replaces the road and runs on a combination of the roadbed and the right of way of an earlier train. Most of the facilities in the park have been removed to return the park to a wilderness. Wildlife is returning. Extensive use of improved solar power. De-damming. There is a chronology showing the changes between 1978 and 1988 (104-05). Presented in a wide variety of ways including letters, postcards, reminiscences, architectural plans, an argument between two people, a TV transcript, detailed plans for the train engine, stations, and rail cars. stories, and stories. The policies that were developed for reversing environmental damage, such as removing asphalt, are slowly being adopted elsewhere in the country.

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Author Note

Roaman (b. 1939)

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1977 Swan, Christopher and Chet Roaman (b. 1939). YV88; An Eco-Fiction of Tomorrow. Illus. San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club Books. 248 pp. PSt

Ecological eutopia set in 1988 focusing on Yosemite National Park beginning with a ride on a new train into the park that replaces the road and runs on a combination of the roadbed and the right of way of an earlier train. Most of the facilities in the park have been removed to return the park to a wilderness. Wildlife is returning. Extensive use of improved solar power. De-damming. There is a chronology showing the changes between 1978 and 1988 (104-05). Presented in a wide variety of ways including letters, postcards, reminiscences, architectural plans, an argument between two people, a TV transcript, detailed plans for the train engine, stations, and rail cars. stories, and stories. The policies that were developed for reversing environmental damage, such as removing asphalt, are slowly being adopted elsewhere in the country.