Nature and the Environment

Nature and the Environment

by Doris Faber, Harold Faber
     
 

All of the twenty-six diverse people whose lives are told in this book have one thing in common: a love of nature. These naturalists, conservationalists, and environmentalists added immeasurably to our knowledge of the natural world. Even more important, they guided us toward preserving the beauty and value of that world for ourselves and for generations to come.  See more details below

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All of the twenty-six diverse people whose lives are told in this book have one thing in common: a love of nature. These naturalists, conservationalists, and environmentalists added immeasurably to our knowledge of the natural world. Even more important, they guided us toward preserving the beauty and value of that world for ourselves and for generations to come.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-- Twenty-five environmental leaders (24 men and 1 woman) from Henry David Thoreau to Rachel Carson are discussed. Well-known figures such as John Muir, George Washington Carver, Theodore Roosevelt, John James Audubon, Luther Burbank, Jacques-Yves Cousteau are included as well as those who are lesser known: Aldo Leopold, Gilbert White, Liberty Bailey. With the appearance of naturalists, conservationists, and environmentalists, it's surprising that Dian Fossey and Jane Goodall are omitted. Each section is crisply written, providing a comprehensive summary of the individual's lifetime events and achievements. The bibliography lists books written by and about each person; there is no summary table of important events or list of relevant groups/organizations. This well-written collective biography is not intended to replace more comprehensive and powerful volumes. It is a useful resource for school and public libraries, illustrated with black-and-white photographs. --Renee Blumenkrantz, Davis Community Library, Bethesda, MD

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684190471
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Publication date:
07/30/1991
Series:
Great Lives Ser.
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.54(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.12(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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