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Rancher Farmer Fisherman Conservation Heroes Of The American Heartland

Author : Miriam Horn
ISBN : 9780393247350
Genre : Nature
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Now a feature-length documentary on the Discovery channel narrated by Tom Brokaw. “Lush, gorgeously written…A profoundly hopeful book.” —Tina Rosenberg, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award A Kirkus Best Book of 2016 Many of the men and women doing today’s most consequential environmental work—restoring America’s grasslands, wildlife, soil, rivers, wetlands, and oceans—would not call themselves environmentalists; they would be too uneasy with the connotations of that word. What drives them is their deep love of the land: the iconic terrain where explorers and cowboys, pioneers and riverboat captains forged the American identity. They feel a moral responsibility to preserve this heritage and natural wealth, to ensure that their families and communities will continue to thrive. Unfolding as a journey down the Mississippi River, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman tells the stories of five representatives of this stewardship movement: a Montana rancher, a Kansas farmer, a Mississippi riverman, a Louisiana shrimper, and a Gulf fisherman. In exploring their work and family histories and the essential geographies they protect, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman challenges pervasive and powerful myths about American and environmental values.

Conservation And You

Author : Nicholas Faulkner
ISBN : 9781508181453
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This book analyzes critical topics that include the importance of conservation and the immediate and long-term threats posed to our air, forests, oceans, and even the soil beneath our feet, which, interestingly, contains in one tablespoon more organisms than all humans on Earth. Readers also learn how people are putting grey water to use (some water that flows down our drains) and how one young man developed a system to clean up half the garbage in the oceans within five years. Also included is an insightful "Myths and Facts" section, along with "10 Great Questions to Ask Your Science Teacher."

Two Buck Chuck The Marlboro Man

Author : Frank Bergon
ISBN : 9781948908054
Genre : Literary Collections
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Frank Bergon’s astonishing portrayals of people in California’s San Joaquin Valley reveal a country where the culture of a vanishing West lives on in many twenty-first-century Westerners, despite the radical technological transformations around them. All are immigrants, migrants, their children, or their grandchildren whose lives intertwine with the author’s, including several races and ethnicities: Chicanos, Mexicans, African Americans, Italians, Asians, Native Americans, Scots-Irish descendants of Steinbeck’s Okies, and Basques of the author’s own heritage. Bergon presents a powerful array of rural and small-town Westerners who often see themselves as part of a region and a way of life most Americans aren’t aware of or don’t understand, their voices unheard, their stories untold. In these essays, Westerners from the diverse heritage of the San Joaquin Valley include California’s legendary Fred Franzia, the maker of the world’s best-selling Charles Shaw wines dubbed “Two-Buck Chuck,” and Darrell Winfield, a Dust Bowl migrant and lifelong working cowboy who for more than thirty years reigned as the iconic Marlboro Man. Their voices help us understand the complexities of today’s rural West, where Old West values intersect with New West realities. This is the West (and America today)—a region in conflict with itself.

Who S Who In America

Author : Who's Who Publishing
ISBN : 0837969743
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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