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Nature's allies : eight conservationists who changed our world

Author: Larry A Nielsen; Curt Meine; Island Press,
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2017 [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Nature's Allies, Larry Nielsen profiles the lives of eight pioneers--John Muir, Ding Darling, Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson, Chico Mendes, Billy Frank Jr., Wangari Maathai, and Gro Harlem Brundtland--all individuals from modest backgrounds who have influenced the course of conservation over the past century, showing us better ways to live in balance with nature. Some famous and some little known, they all spoke  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: John Muir; Jay N Darling; Aldo Leopold; Rachel Carson; Chico Mendes; Billy Frank, Jr.; Wangari Maathai; Gro Harlem Brundtland; John Muir; Chico Mendes; Wangari Maathai; Aldo Leopold; Billy Frank, Jr.; Jay N Darling; Rachel Carson; Gro Harlem Brundtland
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry A Nielsen; Curt Meine; Island Press,
ISBN: 9781610917957 1610917952 9781610917964 1610917960
OCLC Number: 971025529
Description: xv, 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
John Muir : Earth-planet, universe --
Ding Darling : the best friend a duck ever had --
Aldo Leopold : a very large & important sumpin --
Rachel Carson : the lady who started all this --
Chico Mendes : Gandhi of the Amazon --
Billy Frank Jr. : the getting-arrested guy --
Wangari Maathai : the green crusader --
Gro Harlem Brundtland : godmother of sustainable development.
Responsibility: Larry A. Nielsen ; foreword by Curt Meine.

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