Biography

John Muir: Family, Friends, and Adventures

Author: 
Sally M. Miller and Daryl Morrison (editors)
Publisher: 
University of New Mexico Press
Publication Date: 
2005
ISBN: 
0–826–833530–6

cloth, 281 p., $29.95

Editors Sally Miller and Daryl Morrison have gathered together a collection of essays on John Muir, the great American environmentalist who awakened the nation to the importance of preservation of the natural places and wild things. Taken from works presented by historians at the John Muir Institute in 2001 at the University of the Pacific, the essays cover a wide range of subjects. These include discussions of his family, friends, travels, activities in forest conservation, and his legacy, through interpretation of his life and work.

Volume: 
8
Number: 
3

Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism

Author: 
Char Miller and Rebecca Staebler
Publisher: 
Island Press,
Publication Date: 
2001
ISBN: 
1–559–63823–0

paper, 458 p., $16.00

Gifford Pinchot, founder and first chief of the U.S. Forest Service, is a controversial figure in the conservation field. An advocate of "utilitarian conservationism," the belief of federal regulation in the use of natural resources, he figuratively rode the edge of a philosophical sword. Challenged by groups with economic interests in unhindered resource development and others who wished that wilderness sites remain pristine, he was the trailmaker who helped to establish the regulatory powers of the Forest Service.

Volume: 
8
Number: 
1

Four Tenths of an Acre: Reflections on a Gardening Life

Author: 
Laurie Lisle
Publisher: 
Random House
Publication Date: 
2005
ISBN: 
1–400–06167–9

cloth, 219 p., $24.95

This book details one woman’s passion for gardening and passion for life. It is a sensitively written book that tunes into the feminine mystique, and one in which readers can identify with various stages of the author’s life.

Volume: 
7
Number: 
5

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