Now a feature-length documentary on the Discovery channel narrated by Tom Brokaw.
“Lush, gorgeously written…A profoundly hopeful book.” Tina Rosenberg, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award
A Kirkus Best Book of 2016
Many of the men and women doing today’s most consequential environmental workrestoring America’s grasslands, wildlife, soil, rivers, wetlands, and oceanswould not call themselves environmentalists; they would be too uneasy with the connotations of that word. What drives them is their deep love of the land: the iconic terrain where explorers and cowboys, pioneers and riverboat captains forged the American identity. They feel a moral responsibility to preserve this heritage and natural wealth, to ensure that their families and communities will continue to thrive.
Unfolding as a journey down the Mississippi River, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman tells the stories of five representatives of this stewardship movement: a Montana rancher, a Kansas farmer, a Mississippi riverman, a Louisiana shrimper, and a Gulf fisherman. In exploring their work and family histories and the essential geographies they protect, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman challenges pervasive and powerful myths about American and environmental values.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Miriam Horn is the author of two previous books, including the New York Times best-selling Earth: The Sequel. She works at Environmental Defense Fund and lives in New York City.