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The American Conservation Movement: John Muir and His Legacy Paperback – 30 Jun 2006


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About the Author

Stephen Fox is an independent scholar who lives in Massachusetts. He has written such highly praised books as "The Mirror Makers: A History of American Advertising and Its Creators" and "Blood and Power: Organized Crime in Twentieth-Century America."

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HASH(0x89211c24) out of 5 stars A Environmental Science Student's Perspective 3 Aug. 2011
By KudzuJohn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is an immensely enjoyable and informative account of both the life of John Muir and the history of conservation in the United States. In the preface, Fox recounts that he intended to write a history of conservation in America, but during his research realized the journals and manuscripts of John Muir had only recently been made available for scholarly research. Earlier works on the life of Muir drew exclusively from critical essays, and were inherently limited. John Muir is one of, if not the most, prominent and influential figures in American conservationism. Recognizing this, Fox seeks to divide his work into three sections: first, a biography of Muir unhindered by restriction and interpretation, which draws heavily from the journals and manuscripts of Muir himself, second, a chronological history of conservation in America from 1890-1975, and third, analysis of conservation in America. It is an unconventional approach, but Fox succeeds brilliantly.

I feel he captures the spirit of Muir in a way no other author I have read does, and in doing so gets to the very heart of conservationism. Anyone who is interested in Muir, conservationism, or simply wonders what all the "green", "sustainable", and environmental stuff is all about will no doubt gain immensely from reading this book. In addition to being a thoroughly researched and comprehensive historical work, Fox's writing style is approachable and thought-inspiring. Great Read!
HASH(0x89211da4) out of 5 stars Conservations Come to Life Here 7 Oct. 2015
By BackpackerBill - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I'm buying another copy of it to send to my friend, who is also long time conservationist.
Like the other reviewer I find Fox's writing not only informative, but enjoyable. He writes as if he were writing a novel. He talks about people who are the movement. I'm finding out things about Muir that I'd never known.
Great book. Should have a much wider readership for its topic, conservation, it's focus, Muir, and it enjoyment.
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