The Resource A word for nature : four pioneering environmental advocates, 1845-1913, (electronic resource)

A word for nature : four pioneering environmental advocates, 1845-1913, (electronic resource)

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A word for nature : four pioneering environmental advocates, 1845-1913
Title
A word for nature
Title remainder
four pioneering environmental advocates, 1845-1913
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eng
Summary
The careers and ideas of four figures of monumental importance in the history of American conservation--George Perkins Marsh, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and John Wesley Powell--are explored in A Word for Nature. Robert Dorman offers lively portraits of each of these early environmental advocates, who witnessed firsthand the impact of economic expansion and industrial revolution on fragile landscapes from the forests of New England to the mountains of the West. By examining the nineteenth-century world in which the fourmen lived--its society, economy, politics, and culture--Dormansheds light on the roots of American environmentalism. Heprovides an overview of the early decades of both resourceconservation and wilderness preservation, discussing how Marsh, Thoreau, Muir, and Powell helped define the issues that began changing the nation's attitudes toward its environment by the early twentieth century. Dorman's readings of works including Marsh's Man and Nature, Thoreau's The Maine Woods, Muir's The Mountains of California, and Powell's Report on the Lands of the Arid Region reveal their authors' influence on environmental thought and politics even up to the present day
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Midwest
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Dorman, Robert L
Dewey number
  • 333.72/092/2
  • B
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Marsh, George P.
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Muir, John
  • Powell, John Wesley
  • Environmentalists
  • Environmentalism
  • Electronic books
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adult
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A word for nature : four pioneering environmental advocates, 1845-1913, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Isbn
9780807861103
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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11709946
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MWT11709946
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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A word for nature : four pioneering environmental advocates, 1845-1913, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807861103
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11709946
Publisher number
MWT11709946
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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