Ansel Adams

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At the young age of 14, Ansel Adams traveled with his family to Yosemite National Park and fell in love with its breathtaking scenery. It was during this 1916 trip that Adams received his first camera and began taking pictures of the park's natural wonders. He continued to photograph striking images of the American West, including Yosemite's mountains, valleys, and waters, throughout his life. Upon publication and exhibitions across the country, Adams's photos raised public awareness about America's natural ...

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At the young age of 14, Ansel Adams traveled with his family to Yosemite National Park and fell in love with its breathtaking scenery. It was during this 1916 trip that Adams received his first camera and began taking pictures of the park's natural wonders. He continued to photograph striking images of the American West, including Yosemite's mountains, valleys, and waters, throughout his life. Upon publication and exhibitions across the country, Adams's photos raised public awareness about America's natural beauty and the people's need to protect it. In Ansel Adams, learn how this photographer's love of photography and the environment encouraged a nation to cherish its natural resources.

A good leader leads by example, and leaders in the conservation movement are especially hands-on. Conservation Heroes focuses on famous and inspirational luminaries in the protection of the natural world. Readers will learn about the leaders' lives, influences, and work and gain a greater understanding of the earth, oceans, and animals-and the importance of each to our lives-in the processes.

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Gr 5–8—Captivating, richly informative biographies about individuals whose efforts have improved the environment. The scope of these books is comprehensive. They are not light reading, but are as engaging as they are educational and will be ideal for research and reports. All of the books offer a profile of the subjects that spans their lifetimes, covering childhood, education, personal life, and conservation achievements. The impressive texts are supplemented by captioned photographs and detailed sidebars. Extensive back matter includes lists of resources for those who wish to become involved in conservationism. Readers will finish this series not only having learned about the "heroes" themselves, but also with a feeling of inspiration about environmentalism and an awareness of the world around them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604139464
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Series: Conservation Heroes Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,137,365
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Love at First Sight 7

2 A Bumpy Childhood 19

3 Music vs. Mountains 30

4 Photography Takes Root 42

5 Creating Kings Canyon 55

6 Defending Yosemite 66

7 Presidents and Prizes 78

8 The Accidental Conservationist 92

How to Get Involved 106

Chronology 108

Glossary 112

Bibliography 114

Further Resources 116

Picture Credits 118

Index 119

About the Author 124

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