Earthkeepers : Observers and Protectors of Nature

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Earth's natural history from ancient times to the present comes alive through stories of more than 100 naturalists and environmentalists. From Aristotle to Wangari Maathai, they were born with appreciation and respect for the wonder of the natural world. They were born to be more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 222 pages
  • 223.8 x 286.5 x 21.1mm | 1,288.9g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • illustrations (some colour), maps
  • 0195078675
  • 9780195078671

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"Readers will treasure the tidbits of knowledge to be gleaned here.... An accessible and enjoyable foray into the lives of people dedicated to preserving our natural world."--School Library Journal"An admirable, well-organized overview of naturalists who have left their imprint on the natural world."--VOYA"A first-rate reference book for the life, Earth, and environmental sciences.... Written for the high school level and above, although the information can easily be adapted to any other grade or ability level. In addition to a detailed, yet well-paced text, Keene provides many varied illustrations that underscore, with clarity and poignancy, the life and work of each Earthkeeper.... Not limited to the sciences. Historians will find a fascinating account of the individuals, the times in which they worked, and the interesting ways in which their paths crossed. Perhaps the most striking aspect of the book is the realization that our most treasured Earthkeepers come from every background imaginable."--The Science Teacher"This is an extraordinarily fine collective biography of people, for the most part naturalists, whose work has increased our knowledge about and concern for the preservation of nature.... Each biography is lavishly illustrated and includes an interesting fact box about the subject, as well as a list of suggested further readings.... This book should be particularly useful for middle and high school students doing beginning research on ecological issues.... Highly recommended."--Book Reportshow more

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