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Wilderness Forever: Howard Zahniser and the Path to the Wilderness Act (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books)

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As a central figure in the American wilderness preservation movement in the mid-twentieth century, Howard Zahniser (1906-1964) was the person most responsible for the landmark Wilderness Act of 1964. In this deeply researched and affectionate portrait, Mark Harvey brings to life this great leader of environmental activism. Zahniser worked for the Bureau of Biological Survey (a precursor to the Fish and Wildlife Service) and the Department of the Interior, wrote for Nature magazine, and eventually managed the Wilderness Society and edited its magazine, Living Wilderness. His eloquent definition of wilderness still serves as a central tenet for the Wilderness Society: "an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammelled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain."
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ISBN-13: 9780295987071
ISBN-10: 0295987073
Pagini: 325
Ilustrații: 22 photographs
Dimensiuni: 155 x 228 x 21 mm
Greutate: 0.53 kg
Editura: University of Washington Press
Seria Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books


Notă biografică

Mark Harvey is professor of history at North Dakota State University in Fargo. He is the author of "A Symbol of Wilderness: Echo Park and the American Conservation Movement."