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Nature's allies : eight conservationists who changed our world /
Larry A. Nielsen ; foreword by Curt Meine.
imprint
Washington, DC : Island Press, [2017]
description
xv, 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN
1610917952, 1610917960, 9781610917957, 9781610917964
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imprint
Washington, DC : Island Press, [2017]
isbn
1610917952
1610917960
9781610917957
9781610917964
contents note
John Muir : Earth-planet, universe -- Ding Darling : the best friend a duck ever had -- Aldo Leopold : a very large & important sumpin -- Rachel Carson : the lady who started all this -- Chico Mendes : Gandhi of the Amazon -- Billy Frank Jr. : the getting-arrested guy -- Wangari Maathai : the green crusader -- Gro Harlem Brundtland : godmother of sustainable development.
abstract
"In 'Nature's Allies', Larry Nielsen profiles the lives of eight pioneers-- John Muir, Ding Darling, Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson, Chico Mendes, Billy Frank Jr., Wangari Maathai, and Gro Harlem Brundtland-- all individuals from modest backgrounds who have influenced the course of conservation over the past century, showing us better ways to live in balance with nauture. Some famous and some little-known, they all spoke out to protect wilderness, wildlife, fisheries, rainforests, and wetlands. They exposed polluting practices and fought for social justice. They wrote books, marched, testified before Congress, and performed acts of civil disobedience. One was martyred for standing up to the perpetrators of institutionalized environmental destruction. 'Nature's Allies' pays tribute to these heroes as it seeks to rally a new generation of conservationists to follow in their footsteps ..." --
catalogue key
11056073
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-244) and index.

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