Download e-book for kindle: American Women Conservationists: Twelve Profiles by Madelyn Holmes

By Madelyn Holmes

This choice of biographies describes twelve ladies conservationists who helped switch the methods american citizens have interaction with the usual surroundings. Their writings led american citizens to imagine otherwise approximately their land—deserts aren't wastelands, swamps have price, and destructive bugs don’t must be managed chemically. those girls not just wrote on behalf of conservation of the yankee panorama but additionally defined thoughts for dwelling exemplary, environmentally sound lives in the past century. From a chicken lover to a “back to the land” activist, those ladies gave early caution of the harmful results of neglecting conservation.
the most a part of this paintings covers six historic figures who pioneered of their pondering and writing in regards to the atmosphere: Mary Austin, Florence Merriam Bailey, Rosalie side, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Helen Nearing, and Rachel Carson. A later bankruptcy offers graphics of six post–World struggle II conservationists: religion McNulty, Ann Zwinger, Sue Hubbell, Anne LaBastille, Mollie Beattie, and Terry Tempest Williams. The paintings covers a wide variety of conservationist matters, together with upkeep of deserts and previous development forests, flora and fauna security, wetlands upkeep, self-sufficient sustainable methods of manufacturing nutrients, and pollutants regulate. A end examines the place conservationists have picked up after Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring (1962) and provides conservation rules for our time. An appendix lists the printed writings of the twelve conservationists.

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