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The American Conservation Movement: John Muir and His Legacy

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Synopsis:

John Muir and His Legacy is at once a biography of this remarkable man—the first work to make unrestricted use of all of Muir’s manuscripts and personal papers—and a history of the century-old fight to save the natural environment. Stephen Fox traces the conservation movement's diverse, colorful, and tumultuous history, from the successful campaign to establish Yosemite National Park in 1890 to the movement's present day concerns of nuclear waste and acid rain.

    Conservation has run a cyclical course, Fox contends, from its origins in the 1890s when it was the province of amateurs, to its takeover by professionals with quasi-scientific notions, and back, in the 1960s to its original impetus. Since then man’s view of himself as “the last endangered species” has sparked an explosion of public interest in environmentalism.

    First published in 1981 by Little, Brown, this book was warmly received as both a biography of Muir and a history of the American conservation movement. It is now available in this new Wisconsin paperback edition.

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ISBN:
9780299106348
Author:
Fox, Stephen
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Author:
Fox, Stephen
Location:
Madison, Wis. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Wildlife
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Nature conservation
Subject:
Naturalists
Subject:
Muir, john, 1838-1914
Subject:
Conservationists
Subject:
Muir, John
Subject:
Naturalists -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Conservationists -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Nature Studies-World Wildlife
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
3 ser., nr. 254
Publication Date:
19860231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in

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John Muir and His Legacy is at once a biography of this remarkable man—the first work to make unrestricted use of all of Muir’s manuscripts and personal papers—and a history of the century-old fight to save the natural environment. Stephen Fox traces the conservation movement's diverse, colorful, and tumultuous history, from the successful campaign to establish Yosemite National Park in 1890 to the movement's present day concerns of nuclear waste and acid rain.

    Conservation has run a cyclical course, Fox contends, from its origins in the 1890s when it was the province of amateurs, to its takeover by professionals with quasi-scientific notions, and back, in the 1960s to its original impetus. Since then man’s view of himself as “the last endangered species” has sparked an explosion of public interest in environmentalism.

    First published in 1981 by Little, Brown, this book was warmly received as both a biography of Muir and a history of the American conservation movement. It is now available in this new Wisconsin paperback edition.

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