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Friends of the Earth: A History of American Environmentalism with 21 Activities


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From John Muir pushing a president and a nation into setting aside vast preserves—including Yosemite, Sequoia, Mt. Rainer, and the Grand Canyon—to Julia “Butterfly” Hill saving a 1,000-year-old redwood while bringing to light the devastation of our old-growth forests, Friends of the Earth chronicles the efforts of the men and women who dedicated their lives to protecting the United States natural heritage. Other notable profiles include John James Audubon, who introduced the study of birds to North America; Marjory Stoneman Douglas, who worked to conserve the Florida Everglades; and Rachel Carson, who opened the worlds eyes to the dangers of pesticides. Together, these environmentalists inspiring life stories tell the history of American environmentalism, from its inception to the present day. In this comprehensive resource, children also learn how to put their concerns into action. Step-by-step instructions on how to build a birdfeeder, conduct a water quality survey, start a compost pile, create their own recycled paper, and test for acid rain are included, as well as a time line of historic milestones and a list of popular parks and sites to visit or explore online.

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Pat McCarthy is the author of Heading West and 10 other childrens titles. She has written for Childrens Digest, Cricket, and other publications. She lives in Greenville, Ohio.

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McCarthy, Pat
Science & Technology - Experiments & Projects
Children s Nonfiction-Environmental Studies
Environmental Conservation & Protection
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