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Women and Wilderness

Women and Wilderness

by Anne LaBastille


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900871568280
Publisher: Sierra Club Books
Publication date: 08/12/1984
Series: Paperback Library
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Anne LaBastille has been honored by the World Wildlife Fund and other groups for her work in wildlife conservation. She contributes to National Geographic, Reader's Digest, and other magazines and lectures nationwide about ecology. Her other books include the best-selling Woodswoman, Beyond Black Bear Lake (a sequel), and Mama Poc. She lives in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.

Table of Contents

Part 1Finding the Way
Chapter 1The Background11
Chapter 2Frontier Women-Case Studies22
Chapter 3Frontier Women in Fiction54
Chapter 4Changing Times65
Chapter 5The Making of Professionals79
Part 2The Wilderness Women
Chapter 6Elaine Rhode: Freelancer in the Aleutians91
Chapter 7Jeanne Gurnee: Explorer Underground106
Chapter 8Krissa Johnson: Architect with a Chainsaw120
Chapter 9Margaret Owings: An Artist in Activism131
Chapter 10Diana Cohen: A School without Walls146
Chapter 11Eugenie Clark: Scientist in a Wetsuit159
Chapter 12Peggy Eckel Duke: Monitoring the Olympics173
Chapter 13Sheila Link: A Modern Diana184
Chapter 14Carol Ruckdeschel: Island Naturalist195
Chapter 15Margaret Stewart: The Frog Professor210
Chapter 16Rebecca Lawton: Crusader for Whitewater224
Chapter 17Margaret Murie: A Long Life in the Wilderness237
Chapter 18Maggie Nichols: Outdoor Journalism in the Urban Jungle254
Chapter 19Nicole Duplaix: The Peripatetic Zoologist263
Chapter 20Joan Daniels: Homesteading on the Alaskan Frontier274
Chapter 21Women and Wilderness287
Afterword to the New Edition297

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