To Save the Earth: The American Environmental Movement

To Save the Earth: The American Environmental Movement

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Overview

With today's climate change, our environmental problems aren’t going away any time soon.

To Save the Earth looks at the lives of four extraordinary Americans who fought to save our earth. John Muir, a pioneer of conservationism, was the founder of our national park system. Rachel Carson, biologist and author, educated our country about the effects of pesticides and chemical waste. David McTaggart, the organizer of Greenpeace, introduced nonviolent protest into the struggle, while Dave Foreman, cofounder and former leader of the activist group Earth First!, shook up a movement that had grown complacent.

The biographies of each of these figures, as well as personal interviews with David McTaggart and Dave Foreman, help us to understand the environmental movement specific to the United States. With current issues of excessive pollution and climate change, this is an excellent resource for introducing young readers to the cause. Upon first publication, To Save the Earth was chosen as a Junior Library Guild Selection, and now, this fascinating and important book is back in print to teach a whole new generation of readers the importance of environmental conservation and preservation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634501965
Publisher: Sky Pony
Publication date: 04/12/2016
Series: Jules Archer History for Young Readers Series
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 944,845
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Jules Archer was one of the most respected names in nonfiction for young people. During his lifetime he published more than seventy books, which have been translated into twelve languages throughout the world. He lived in Scotts Valley, California, until his death in 2008.

Erin Peabody loves getting young people excited about the fascinating and quirky workings of our natural world. She’s worked as a park ranger in the National Mall in Washington, DC, the Dry Tortugas in the Gulf of Mexico, and Yellowstone. Among her favorite topics are grizzly bears, sea turtles, carnivorous crickets, and geysers that spout once a century. Erin lives with her husband, daughter, and yellow lab, Luna, in the leafy hills of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Introduction xv

John Muir 1

Rachel Carson 45

David McTaggart of Greenpeace 85

Dave Foreman of Earth First! 125

A Short History of the Environmental Movement 159

The Fight to Save the Earth Today and Tomorrow 175

About the Author 187

Environmental Organizations You Can Join 188

Bibliography and Suggested Further Reading 189

Index 193

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