Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth

A History of American Environmentalism ; With 21 Activities

Book - 2013
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The history of American environmentalism is an inspiring story of men and women who dedicated their lives to protecting the nation's natural heritage. Cordelia Standwood, and later Roger Peterson, revolutionized and popularized birdwatching. Almost singlehandedly, John James Audubon introduced the study of birds in North America, while John Muir pushed a president and a nation into setting aside vast preserves, including Yosemite, Sequoia, Mt. Rainier, and the Grand Canyon. Marjory Stoneman Douglas did the same for the Florida Everglades, as did Mardy Murie with the Grand Tetons and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. And Rachel Carson opened the world's eyes to the dangers of pesticides. In addition to its engaging history, Friends of the Earth includes a time line of environmental milestones, a list of popular outdoor parks and sites to visit or explore online, and Web resources for further study. -- From cover.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781569767184
Branch Call Number: j 304.2 McCarthy
Characteristics: 132 p. : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm


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