A Word for Nature: Four Pioneering Environmental Advocates, 1845-1913
The careers and ideas of four figures of monumental importance in the history of American conservation_George Perkins Marsh, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and John Wesley Powell_are explored in A Word for Nature. Robert Dorman offers lively portr
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