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Summary: Often called the mother of the modern environmental movement, Rachel Carson rocked the world in 1962 with her book Silent Spring, which warned the American public of the impact of pesticides on the environment and unleashed an extraordinary national debate about science and safety. At the center of that firestorm stood Ms. Carson, a strong, intensely private woman who balanced her love of the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD RAC NOT RATED

Bertagna, Julie

Summary: An introduction to the life and achievements of the environmentalist describes his boyhood in Scotland, his global explorations, and his role in inspiring important conservation movements.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Yosemite Conservancy 2019

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Slade, Suzanne.

Summary: "A picture book biography about naturalist and artist Anna Comstock (1854-1930), who defied social conventions and pursued the study of science. She pioneered a movement to encourage schools to conduct science and nature classes for children outdoors, thereby increasing students' interest in nature" --

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 COM

Lasky, Kathryn.

Summary: A biography of John Muir, naturalist and founder of the Sierra Club, whose travels, speeches and writings led directly to the creation of the Yosemite National Park in 1890 and other national parks that followed. From the meadows of Scotland to the farms of Wisconsin, from the swamps of Florida to the Alaskan tundra, John Muir loved the land. Born in 1838, he was a writer, a scholar, an...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2006

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Muir

Sims, Michael

Summary: "The Adventures of Henry Thoreau-chronicling the ten years in his life beginning with Harvard in 1837 and ending as he walked away from Walden Pond after living in his long dreamed-of cabin for only two years--tells the dramatic (and at times heartbreaking) story of how a troubled young man found a meaningful life in a tempestuous era"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: St Martins Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 THOREAU, HENRY DAVID SIM

Muir, John

Contents: The story of my boyhood and youth -- A thousand mile walk to the Gulf -- My first summer in the Sierra -- Travels in Alaska -- Stickeen.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Canongate Classics 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MUIR, JOHN MUI

Muir, John

Summary: "In a lifetime of exploration, writing, and passionate political activism, John Muir made himself America's most eloquent spokesman for the mystery and majesty of the wilderness. A crucial figure in the creation of our national parks system and a visionary prophet of environmental awareness, he was also a master of natural description who evoked with unique power and intimacy the untrammeled...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 508 MUI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 508.74 MUI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: SC Muir

Muir, John

Summary: "Like Muir himself, Essential Muir packs an astounding range of experience into a lithe frame: ecstatic yet scientific descriptions of Yosemite; the heartrending tale of that "wee, hairy, sleekit beastie," Stickeen; reflections on the society of Eskimos; Muir's touching tribute, after a lifetime of wonder, to the mighty baobob trees of Africa; and more. Fred D. White's selection from Muir's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Heyday Books 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 508.7 MUI

Summary: John James Audubon's story is dramatic and surprising. He was not born in America, but saw more of the North American continent than virtually anyone alive. His growing apprehension about the destruction of nature became his prophecy. As an artist and naturalist his achievements were monumental. John James Audubon: Drawn from Nature creates a meaningful portrait of Art and Science in the first...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2016

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Walls, Laura Dassow

Summary: Drawing on Thoreau’s copious writings, published and unpublished, Walls presents a Thoreau vigorously alive in all his quirks and contradictions: the young man shattered by the sudden death of his brother; the ambitious Harvard College student; the ecstatic visionary who closed Walden with an account of the regenerative power of the Cosmos. We meet the man whose belief in human freedom and the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The University of Chicago Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 THOREAU, HENRY DAVID WAL

Burleigh, Robert.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2003

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Audubon

Plain, Nancy.

Summary: Describes how the writer and naturalist set about recording in both word and image the birds of North America, and details the legacy his work has left behind.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Nebraska Press 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 AUD

Beston, Henry

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 1992

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 508.744 BES

Bonta, Marcia

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Publisher / Publication Date: Texas A & M University Press 1991

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Backes, David.

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of Minnesota Press 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OLSON, SIGURD BAC

LaBastille, Anne.

Summary: An account of the author's move into the woods of the Adirondacks and of her life as a consultant and conservationist.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Norton 1987

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LAB

Muir, John

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library Of America 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 508.74 MUI

Worster, Donald

Summary: A definitive biography traces the life of John Muir from his boyhood in Scotland up to his death on the eve of World War I and offers important insights into the passionate nature of America's first great conservationist and founder of the Sierra Club.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MUIR, JOHN WOR

Souder, William

Summary: Rachel Carson, founder of the modern environmental movement, began work on her seminal book Silent Spring in the late 1950s, when a dizzying array of synthetic pesticides had come into use. Leading this chemical onslaught was the insecticide DDT. Effective against crop pests as well as insects that transmitted human diseases such as typhus and malaria, DDT had at first appeared safe. But as its...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishing Group 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CARSON, RACHEL SOU

Cary, Alice.

Summary: A biography of the award-winning author who has been able to combine her love of wildlife and her love of writing into a successful career.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Learning Works 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.54 GEORGE, JEAN CRAIGHEAD CAR

Muir, John

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of Wisconsin Press 1993

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.98 MUI

Summary: Naturalist and nineteenth century painter, John James Audubon was one of the most remarkable men of early America. The program brings to life his timeless paintings with dazzling footage of the living birds he immortalized, and celebrates visually the natural world he described in his writings. Interviews reveal the man, explore his art, and put his groundbreaking work in modern perspective.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Clayton, John

Summary: John Muir, the most famous naturalist in American history, protected Yosemite, co-founded the Sierra Club, and is sometimes called the Father of the National Parks. A poor immigrant, self-taught, individualistic, and skeptical of institutions, his idealistic belief in the spiritual benefits of holistic natural systems led him to a philosophy of preserving wilderness unimpaired. Gifford Pinchot...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Taliaferro, John

Summary: "Before Rachel Carson, there was George Bird Grinnell -- the man whose prophetic vision did nothing less than launch American conservation. George Bird Grinnell, the son of a New York merchant, saw a different future for a nation in the thrall of the Industrial Age. With railroads scarring virgin lands and the formerly vast buffalo herds decimated, the country faced a crossroads: Could it...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2019

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