To Save the Earthby Jules Archer
The American environmental movement stretches back over a century of activism and hard work. Four extraordinary Americans stand at its heart: John Muir, a pioneer of conservationism, was the founder of our national park system. Rachel Carson, biologist and author, brought widespread attention to the effects of pesticides and chemical wastes. David McTaggert, the organizer of Greenpeace, introduced the tactic of non-violent resistance into the struggle, while Dave Foreman, co-founder and former leader of the activist group Earth First!, shook up a movement that had grown complacent. Engaging biographies of all four, highlighted by the authorÆs interviews with McTaggert and Foreman, place each in historical context, while Archer explains where the movement has been, and what the issues will be in the future. Numerous details and incidents vividly evoke the social climate. ùKirkus Reviews for They Had a Dream Jules Archer lives in Scotts Valley, California.
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