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Saving Places that Matter
A Citizen's Guide to the National Historic Preservation Act
Thomas F. King (Author)
240 pp. / 6.00 x 9.00 / Nov, 2007
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  - Archaeology
  - Heritage Management and Heritage Studies

They’re going to wipe out your neighborhood or drive you off your ranch to put in a transit station or a surface mine. How do you stop it? Tom King, renowned expert on the heritage preservation
" The book is designed by one of the leading experts in governmental preservation policies to steer citizens in its use to achieve specific preservation goals. Since the NHPA is often ignored by governmental agencies and developers alike, this guide explains the law for laymen and how it can be utilized. King also explains the quirky role of the National Register of Historic Places and the importance of consultation in stopping "progress." Much of this action centers on section 106 of the NHPA,and King describes the processs any one can use to protect historic properties. It's a handy volume for those of us interested in saving the past. "

- American Archaeology

"A more authoritative witness on cultural resources work and compliance with the NHPA cannot be found."

- Administrative Law Judge Andrew S. Pearlstein in Avista Corp. vs. US Bureau of Indian Affairs

"Without Dr. Thomas F. King's intellect, understanding, passion and informative books concerning the intricacies of U.S. preservation law, there would be no hope for average citizens to understand the complex/destructive world of the developer, their manipulation of the National Historic Preservation Act, 106 Review, mis-use of state/federal agencies, departments of transportation, Army Corps of Engineers, state and local planners for the most profitable assault on the American people since the ruthless days of the robber barons… It is my hope that Dr. King's experiences will help all people begin to understand what we are losing every day in the name of progress. "

- David W. Blake, Buckland, Virginia, Preservation Society

"No one understands the section 106 review process as well as Tom King does! His many years of experience and esoteric understanding of the 106 review process are unparalleled. Tom's expert advice on steering us through this maze of regulations has been invaluable in trying to save Abo Canyon and our traditional ranching way of life from the ravages of a very destructive train-tracking project. "

- Jean Sawyer-Rosas & Luis Rosas, Dripping Springs Ranch, New Mexico

process in the United States, explains to preservationists and other community activists the ins and outs of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act--the major U.S. law designed to protect historic places—and how it can be used to protect special places in your community. King will show you the scope of the law, how it is often misinterpreted or ignored by government agencies and developers, and how to use its provisions to force others to pay attention to your concerns. He explains the quirky role of the National Register of Historic Places and the importance of consultation in getting what you want. King provides you with examples of how people like you can use the Section 106 process to stop wanton development, and encourages you to do the same. King’s guide will be a bible for anyone trying to save heritage from destruction

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