The American conservation movement: John Muir and his legacy

Book Cover
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press,
Pub. Date:
1985.
Language:
English
Description

John Muir and His Legacy is at once a biography of this remarkable man--the first work to make unrestricted use of all of Muir's manuscripts and personal papers--and a history of the century-old fight to save the natural environment. Stephen Fox traces the conservation movement's diverse, colorful, and tumultuous history, from the successful campaign to establish Yosemite National Park in 1890 to the movement's present day concerns of nuclear waste and acid rain.     Conservation has run a cyclical course, Fox contends, from its origins in the 1890s when it was the province of amateurs, to its takeover by professionals with quasi-scientific notions, and back, in the 1960s to its original impetus. Since then man's view of himself as "the last endangered species" has sparked an explosion of public interest in environmentalism.     First published in 1981 by Little, Brown, this book was warmly received as both a biography of Muir and a history of the American conservation movement. It is now available in this new Wisconsin paperback edition.

More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780299106348
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDcabd6335-fbb0-3b03-0ea7-ae7116f7eb67
Grouping Titleamerican conservation movement john muir and his legacy
Grouping Authorfox stephen r
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2018-10-10 01:06:21AM
Last Indexed2019-12-08 03:41:50AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorFox, Stephen R.
author_displayFox, Stephen R
available_at_ccuColorado Christian University
detailed_location_ccuCCU Circulating Books (Lower Level)
display_description
format_category_ccuBooks
format_ccuBook
idcabd6335-fbb0-3b03-0ea7-ae7116f7eb67
isbn9780299106348
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b15634978.i59860492CCU Circulating Books (Lower Level)QH 31 .M9 F68 19851falsefalseOn Shelfccbk
itype_ccuBook
last_indexed2019-12-08T10:41:50.857Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_ccuQH 31 .M9 F68 1985
owning_library_ccuColorado Christian University
owning_location_ccuColorado Christian University
primary_isbn9780299106348
publishDate1985
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b15634978BookBooksEnglishUniversity of Wisconsin Press, 1985.x, 436 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_ccu
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b15634978.i59860492On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue80, 76, 77, 78, 79
subject_facetBiographies
Conservationists -- United States -- Biography
Muir, John, -- 1838-1914
Naturalists -- United States -- Biography
Nature conservation -- United States -- History
title_displayThe American conservation movement : John Muir and his legacy
title_fullThe American conservation movement : John Muir and his legacy / Stephen Fox
title_shortThe American conservation movement
title_subJohn Muir and his legacy
topic_facetConservationists
History
Muir, John
Naturalists
Nature conservation