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A force for nature : the story of DRDC and the fight to save our planet

Author: John H Adams; Patricia Adams; George Black
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The world's preeminent environmental organization began with a layer of soot on the windowsill of a Greenwich Village apartment. Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) founder John H. Adams - a widely recognized pioneer of environmental action - was working as a lawyer for the U.S. Attorney's Office when he and fellow lawyers, outraged at the levels of pollution in their air and water, teamed up to form an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John H Adams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John H Adams; Patricia Adams; George Black
ISBN: 9780811865357 0811865355
OCLC Number: 531718647
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 400 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: First decade 1970-1980. Gathering forces --
Here to stay --
As we live and breathe --
Waters of life --
Does a tree have standing? --
This land is our land --
Second decade 1980-1990. The dark ages (and how we survived them) --
A terrible power --
Going underground --
The poisoned chalice --
An apple a day --
Third decade 1990-2000. Uptown, downtown, all around the town --
Smoke alarm --
Our toxic legacy --
Contract on America --
The last wilderness --
Land of the spirit bear --
Fourth decade 2000-2010. One gem at a time --
Water, water everywhere --
The rule of law --
We're having a heat wave --
California dreaming --
The China syndrome --
A new energy economy --
Epilogue : Back to the future --
Time line of NRDC and the modern environmental movement.
Responsibility: John H. Adams & Patricia Adams, with George Black ; foreword by Robert Redford.

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The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the world's preeminent environmental advocacy group. From modest beginnings in 1970, NRDC has grown into an international powerhouse with 1.2 million  Read more...

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