Eight Conservationists Who Changed Our World
On Sale: February 2, 2017
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Non-Fiction Inspirational | Non-Fiction Political | Non-Fiction Biography
Itâ€™s easy to feel powerless in the face of big environmental
challengesâ€”but we need inspiration more than ever. With
political leaders who deny climate change, species that are
fighting for their very survival, and the planetâ€™s last
places of wilderness growing smaller and smaller, what can a
single person do? In Natureâ€™s Allies, Larry Nielsen
uses the stories of conservation pioneers to show that
through passion and perseverance, we can each be a positive
force for change.
In eight engaging and diverse biographiesâ€”John Muir, Ding
Darling, Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson, Chico Mendes, Billy
Frank Jr., Wangari Maathai, and Gro Harlem Brundtlandâ€”we
meet individuals who have little in common except that they
all made a lasting mark on our world. Some famous and some
little known to readers, they spoke out to protect
wilderness, wildlife, fisheries, rainforests, and wetlands.
They fought for social justice and exposed polluting
practices. They marched, wrote books, testified before
Congress, performed acts of civil disobedience, and, in one
case, were martyred for their defense of nature. Natureâ€™s
Allies pays tribute to them all as it rallies a new
generation of conservationists to follow in their footsteps.
These vivid biographies are essential reading for anyone who
wants to fight for the environment against todayâ€™s political
opposition. Natureâ€™s Allies will inspire students,
conservationists, and nature lovers to speak up for nature
and show the power of one person to make a difference.
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