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363.73874 H
Descript.
xvi, 350 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-338) and index.
Subject
Title
Global warming
Guide to global warming and environmentalism
Global warming and environmentalism
ISBN/ISSN
1596985011 (pbk.)
9781596985018 (pbk.)
Descript.
1 online resource
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online resource cr rdacarrier
Series
Summary
The history of American environmentalism is the history of men and women who dedicated their lives to protecting the nation's natural heritage. Almost singlehandedly, John James Audubon introduced the study of birds in North America. 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. Cordelia Stanwood, and later Roger Peterson, revolutionized and popularized birdwatching. Rachel Carson opened the world's eyes to the dangers of pesticides, and Julia "Butterfly" Hill saved a 1,000-year-old redwood while bringing to light the devastation of our old growth forests. Together, these environmentalists' inspiring life stories tell the story of American environmentalism, from its inception to the present day. In Friends of Our Earth readers will also learn how to put their concerns into action. Author Pat McCarthy gives step-by-step instructions on how to build a birdfeeder, conduct a water quality survey, start a compost pile, study the Greenhouse Effect, make plaster casts of animals tracks, create their own recycled paper, test for acid rain, and more. It includes a time line of historic milestones, popular outdoor parks and sites to visit or explore online, and Web resources for further study.
Audience
Text Difficulty 4 - Text Difficulty 6
930 Lexile.
Reproduction
Electronic reproduction. Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2013. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 12003 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4868 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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Genre
ISBN/ISSN
9781569769737 (electronic bk)
9781569769751 (electronic bk)
Call #
818 T488
Edition
1st ed.
Descript.
x, 354 p. ; 22 cm.
Note
Includes index.
Summary
Thoreau is one of those authors that readers think they know, even if they don't. He's the solitary curmudgeon with the shack out in the woods, the mystic worshipping solemnly in the quiet church of nature. He's our national Natural Man, the prophet of environmentalism. But here Robert Sullivan--who himself has been called an "urban Thoreau"--presents the Thoreau you don't know: the activist, the organizer, the gregarious adventurer, the guy who likes to go camping with friends (even if they sometimes accidentally burn the woods down). Sullivan shows us not a lonely eccentric but a man in his growing village, and argues that Walden was a book intended to revive America, a communal work forever pigeonholed as a reclusive one--and that this misreading is at the heart of our troubled relationship with the environment today.--From publisher description.
Contents
The Thoreau you don't know -- Where he was coming from -- Reading transcendental -- A life with principle -- A free-lance -- When the woods burned -- The road to Walden -- A place to work -- Imagine a city -- After Walden -- Autumn -- Perfectly distinct.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9780061710315
0061710318
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