Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland

Book - 2016
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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, this book 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, author Horn challenges pervasive and powerful myths about American and environmental values.--Adapted from dust jacket.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393247343
0393247341
Branch Call Number: 333.72 Ho
Description: xviii, 394 pages : map, illustrations ; 25 cm

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