There are many famous names in the history of conservation but there are also some not so famous ones especially outside the united states natures allies eight conservationists who changed our world highlights eight major players in conservation some are exceptionally well known rachel carson. Natures allies is much more than a collection of fascinating stories about the lives of eight great conservationists its an account of what it takes to bring about major change its a must read not only for students of conservation but for all who are interested in the future of this planet and improving the quality of life. Natures allies opened my eyes up to conservationists whom ive known but quite a few whom i didnt each chapter gives a biography of each of the featured eight conservationists that could easily be pared down a bit further. In natures allies larry nielsen profiles the lives of eight pioneers john muir ding darling aldo leopold rachel carson chico mendes billy frank jr wangari maathai and gro harlem brundtland all individuals from modest backgrounds who have influenced the course of conservation over the past century showing us better ways to live in balance with nauture. Get this from a library natures allies eight conservationists who changed our world larry a nielsen curt meine island press its easy to feel powerless in the face of big environmental challenges but we need inspiration more than ever with political leaders who deny climate change species that are fighting for their
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