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Force of nature : George Fell, founder of the natural areas movement

Author: Arthur Melville Pearson
Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Efforts to preserve wild places in the United States began with the allure of scenic grandeur: Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon. But what about the many significant natural sites too small or fragile to qualify as state or federal parks? George Fell was determined to save these places, too-prairie remnants, upland forests, sedge meadows and fens, ocean beaches, desert canyons, mountain creeks, bogs, caves and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: George B Fell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Melville Pearson
ISBN: 9780299312305 0299312305
OCLC Number: 959200408
Notes: "Foreword by Peter Crane"--Cover.
Description: xx, 194 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Foreword by Peter R. Crane --
Acknowledgments --
Chronology --
Prologue --
From the bend of a beautiful river to the alcatraz of conscientious objector camps --
Threatened lands, living museums --
The nature conservancy: setting up the necessary structure ourselves --
The Illinois natural areas preservation act: if at first you don't succeed ... --
The Illinois nature preserves commission: where once we were opportunists --
Sowing more acorns, fighting more battles --
Epilogue --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Arthur Melville Pearson.

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The inspiring story of the innovative conservation institutions and legislation instigated by George Fell and his wife, Barbara, highlighted by the Nature Conservancy, arguably the largest Read more...

 
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