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Eco Barons: The New Heroes of Environmental Activism

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“Well written and compelling, Eco Barons gives the reader a first glimpse of the activists, philanthropists and gadflies who may well turn out to be the J.D. Rockefellers and Rachel Carsons of our time.”
—Cleveland Plain Dealer

 

Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Humes offers readers an eye-opening look at the remarkable philanthropists and visionaries who are devoting their lives to saving the earth from overdevelopment and destruction. In Eco Barons, Humes, the bestselling author of Mississippi Mud and Monkey Girl, gives us fascinating portraits of extraordinary men and women who are dedicated to humankinds survival—as important a contribution to the environmental cause as Al Gores An Inconvenient Truth. As the New York Times points out, “Humess urgent message is clear: We must all strive to become ‘eco barons in our own right if we are to save Planet Earth.”

Synopsis:

While many people remain paralyzed by the scope of Earth's environmental crisis, the eco barons—a new, unheralded generation of men and women—have quietly dedicated their lives and fortunes to saving the planet from eco-logical destruction. From the former fashion magnate and founder of Esprit who's saved more rainforests than anyone else to the Hollywood pool cleaner who became the leading force behind a worldwide effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the incredible stories of Eco Barons offer proof that a single person's determination and vision can effect monumental change.

About the Author

Edward Humes is the author of ten critically acclaimed non-fiction books, including the bestseller Mississippi Mud and, most recently, Monkey Girl. He has received the Pulitzer Prize and a PEN Award, and is a contributing writer for Los Angeles magazine. He lives in California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061350306
Subtitle:
The New Heroes of Environmental Activism
Author:
Humes, Edward
Author:
Ellis, Warren
Author:
Joyce, William
Publisher:
Ecco
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Green Business
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Animals - Frogs & Toads
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20100119
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.5 x 8 in 4.00 oz
Age Level:
from 4 to 8

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