Wildlands Philanthropy: The Great American Tradition

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Earth Aware, 2008 - Nature - 332 pages
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In Wildlands Philanthropy, veteran conservation writer Tom Butler and world-class landscape photographer Antonio Vizcaíno take readers on a visually specacular tour of natural landmarks from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego and around globe. With more than 350 pages, 170 color photographs, and a large-format design with exquisite production values, Wildlands Philanthropy is a book grand enough to tell the inspiring stories of people who saved extraordinary places. From Muir Woods National Monument to Acadia National Park, from beloved icons to obscure natural areas, the forty parks, refuges, and sanctuaries featured in the book represent the incredible diversity of wildlife habitats that have been saved through private initiative during the past century. The amazing people who invested their passion and wealth to secure these scenic treasures come from every walk of life and every corner of the country, suggesting that everyone—regardless of means—can join this great American tradition of individual action on behalf of wild nature.

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While one can visit a Carnegie library or the Guggenheim Museum, few travelers to California's Muir Woods National Monument or Maine's Acadia National Park know the name of their benefactors. This ... Read full review

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Bishop Tom Butler has been a regular contributor to Thought for the Day since 1988. He was for?eleven years?Bishop of Southwark, and Co-Chair of the Interfaith Network of Britain and Ireland.?Previously?Bishop of Leicester and, before that, ?Bishop of Willesden, he was a member of the House of Lords for fourteen years, and chaired several of the Church of England's Councils and Boards.? ?

Tom Brokaw, a native of South Dakota, graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in political science. He began his journalism career in Omaha & Atlanta before joining NBC News in 1966. Brokaw was the White House correspondent for NBC News during Watergate, and from 1976 to 1981 he anchored Today on NBC. He's been the sole anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw since 1983. Brokaw has won every major award in broadcast journalism, including two DuPonts, a Peabody Award, and several Emmys. He is the author of the bestselling books "The Greatest Generation" and "The Greatest Generation Speaks". He lives in New York and Montana.

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