Nature's Keeper: John Ripley Forbes and the Children's Nature Movement

Nature's Keeper: John Ripley Forbes and the Children's Nature Movement

by Gary Ferguson
     
 

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Once hailed by Time magazine as "the Johnny Appleseed of nature museums," John Ripley Forbes arguably did as much as anyone in history to keep the wonders of nature alive for America's children.

Through seven decades of passionate, tireless effort, Forbes helped create outdoor-based science and learning centers in more than 200 communities across the

Overview

Once hailed by Time magazine as "the Johnny Appleseed of nature museums," John Ripley Forbes arguably did as much as anyone in history to keep the wonders of nature alive for America's children.

Through seven decades of passionate, tireless effort, Forbes helped create outdoor-based science and learning centers in more than 200 communities across the country.

Nature's Keeper chronicles the life of this extraordinary educator, form his teen years with renowned conservationist William Hornaday, to his celebrated "animal lending libraries" of the 1950s and 1960s, to his final preservation victories at the end of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591520863
Publisher:
Forbes, John Ripley Big Trees Forest Preserve, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Gary Ferguson writes for a variety of national publications, including Vanity Fair and the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of sixteen books on nature and science.

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