Women and Wilderness

Women and Wilderness

by Anne LaBastille
     
 

Wildlife ecologist Anne LaBastille is a pioneer in the growing movement of women into wilderness-oriented careers. In this groundbreaking book, she documents this phenomenon, profiling fifteen remarkable women ranging in age from twenty-one to seventy whose lives and professions center on the outdoors. Some are field scientists or hold technical jobs—a

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Wildlife ecologist Anne LaBastille is a pioneer in the growing movement of women into wilderness-oriented careers. In this groundbreaking book, she documents this phenomenon, profiling fifteen remarkable women ranging in age from twenty-one to seventy whose lives and professions center on the outdoors. Some are field scientists or hold technical jobs—a zoologist, a speleologist (cave explorer), a builder of log houses—others have forged unique, self-reliant lifestyles in wilderness homesteads. These women, LaBastille herself among them, constitute a new and important category of role models for young women.
LaBastille also looks at the complex web of social and psychosexual factors that have alienated women from wilderness in the past and shows how feminism and the rise of environmental consciousness have allowed the "wilderness within women" to emerge. Updated with a new Afterword for this edition, Women and Wilderness offers exciting career ideas and inspiration for women everywhere.

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WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women
Imagine waking up in the morning to a symphony of birds and wild animals, and to the sun rising from behind a colossal mountain blanketed with patches of lush greenery; and then throwing on your most comfortable jeans and going to work. Anne LaBastille does this every morning. She's a wildlife ecologist who has lived her life working (if you want to call it work) with nature's blessings. In Women and Wilderness, Anne profiles 15 women and their careers in the wilderness, and talks about how the surfacing of women in wilderness occupations has become more prevalent, more desirable and more pertinent. For the sake of environmental care and occupational equality, women might want to consider a career in a nontraditional (wildlife) sector. Women and WIlderness portrays real life stories of women, past and present, who have spent their lives living and working in the backwoods of Mother Earth. Hopefully, their stories, captivating and compelling, will stimulate more women to take the back road to fullfillment and emplyment.
—SH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871568281
Publisher:
Sierra Club Books
Publication date:
08/12/1984
Series:
Paperback Library
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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