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MICHAEL W. CHILDERS. Colorado Powder Keg

MICHAEL W. CHILDERS. Colorado Powder Keg: Ski Resorts and the Environmental Movement. University Press of Kansas. Hardcover, $34.95, www.kansaspress.ku.edu.

In Colorado Power Keg, skier and historian Michael W. Childers explores the longstanding tension between competing western priorities – environmental protection of public lands vs. private use for economic gain and recreation. In this first study of the Colorado ski industry, Childers offers a clearly written, well-researched and well-reasoned analysis of the conflicts and the conflicting parties.