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A wild idea

Jonathan Franklin (Author)
Presents the story of Douglas Tompkins, founder of The North Face, who sold his stake in the company and used his fortune to protect over twenty-five million acres of land in South America from development
Print Book, English, 2021
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HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, NY, 2021
xiv, 353 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 24 cm
9780062964120, 0062964127
Part I. The rucksack revolution
Conquistadors of the useless
The snow cave
Plain Jane goes mainstream
Esprit de corp
Part II. Where is my north? Flying south
Earth first!
Pioneer village
Stalking tigers in Siberia
Two exotic birds in a strange land
Salmon wars
Part III. The land of shining waters
Pumalin Park
In the heart of Patagonia
The river killers
Operation Musashi
River keepers
Part IV. Puppet shows for parrots
The route of parks
Ambushed in Patagonia
Year 1 A.D
after Doug
Islands in the storm
Map on lining papers