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The man who built the Sierra Club : a life of David Brower

Author: Bob Wyss
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2016.
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David Brower (1912-2000) was a central figure in the modern environmental movement. His leadership, vision, and elegant conception of the wilderness forever changed how we approach nature. In many ways he was a twentieth-century Thoreau. Brower transformed the Sierra Club into a national force that challenged and stopped federally sponsored projects that would have dammed the Grand Canyon and destroyed hundreds of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wyss, Bob.
Man who built the Sierra Club.
New York : Columbia University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2015034505
(OCoLC)921167231
Named Person: David Brower; David Brower
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Wyss
ISBN: 0231541317 9780231541312
OCLC Number: 948774568
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Illustrations --
Chronology --
Introduction --
1. First Fight --
2. Mountains --
3. The Club --
4. The Lesson --
5. Wilderness --
6. Forest --
7. Parks --
8. Glen Canyon --
9. Progress --
10. Books --
11. Escalating the Risks --
12. Grand Canyon --
13. Losing While Winning --
14. Diablo and Galápagos --
15. Conflict --
16. Campaign --
17. Echoes --
Epilogue --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Robert Wyss.
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