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The man from Clear Lake : Earth Day founder Senator Gaylord Nelson

Author: Bill Christofferson
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On Earth Day 1970, twenty million Americans displayed their commitment to a clean environment. It was called the largest demonstration in human history, and it permanently changed the nation's political agenda. By Earth Day 2000, participation had exploded to 500 million people in 167 countries." "The seemingly simple idea - a day set aside to focus on protecting our natural environment - was the brainchild of U.S.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Gaylord Nelson; Gaylord Nelson
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Christofferson
ISBN: 0299196402 9780299196400
OCLC Number: 228663797
Description: vii, 403 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Bill Christofferson.
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Widely regarded as one of the leading environmentalists in American history, Gaylord Nelson is best known as the founder of Earth Day. This political biography tells the rest of the story - how a  Read more...

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"A fun book to read--filled with fascinating stories of politics in the twentieth century. We yearn for more political leaders like Gaylord who always voted his conscience and led with integrity and Read more...

 
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