Eco Barons: The Dreamers, Schemers, and Millionaires Who Are Saving Our Planet

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Nature - 384 pages
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“Well written and compelling, Eco Barons gives the reader a first glimpse of the activists, philanthropists and gadflies who may well turn out to be the J.D. Rockefellers and Rachel Carsons of our time.”
—Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Humes offers readers an eye-opening look at the remarkable philanthropists and visionaries who are devoting their lives to saving the earth from overdevelopment and destruction. In Eco Barons, Humes, the bestselling author of Mississippi Mud and Monkey Girl, gives us fascinating portraits of extraordinary men and women who are dedicated to humankind’s survival—as important a contribution to the environmental cause as Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth. As the New York Times points out, “Humes’s urgent message is clear: We must all strive to become ‘eco barons’ in our own right if we are to save Planet Earth.”

 

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Contents

The PlanBuy Low Sell Never
1
PaRt
15
The Empire strikes Out
34
lost and Found
51
Image and Reality
71
PaRt
93
They Never saw It Coming
116
The Polar Bear Express
144
your land Is my land
201
PaRt fouR
219
Can a malibu Pool Cleaner save the World?
245
The Turtle lady
265
Wild man
280
Schemers and Dreamers
294
Some Resources
308
Index
348

waiting for thoreau
169
Bees and Trees
190

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Edward Humes is the author of ten critically acclaimed nonfiction books, including Eco Barons, Monkey Girl, Over Here, School of Dreams, Baby E.R., Mean Justice, No Matter How Loud I Shout, and the bestseller Mississippi Mud. He has received the Pulitzer Prize for his journalism and numerous awards for his books. He has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, and Sierra. He lives in California.

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