The Resource A force for nature : the story of NRDC and the fight to save our planet, John H. Adams & Patricia Adams, with George Black ; foreword by Robert Redford

A force for nature : the story of NRDC and the fight to save our planet, John H. Adams & Patricia Adams, with George Black ; foreword by Robert Redford

Label
A force for nature : the story of NRDC and the fight to save our planet
Title
A force for nature
Title remainder
the story of NRDC and the fight to save our planet
Statement of responsibility
John H. Adams & Patricia Adams, with George Black ; foreword by Robert Redford
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The world's preeminent environmental organization began with a layer of soot on the windowsill of a Greenwich Village apartment. Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) founder John H. Adams - a widely recognized pioneer of environmental action - was working as a lawyer for the U.S. Attorney's Office when he and fellow lawyers, outraged at the levels of pollution in their air and water, teamed up to form an environmental advocacy group. Since 1970, NRDC has grown into an international powerhouse with 1.2 million members and online activists, and a staff of scientists and lawyers whose mission is to safeguard the planet: its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. This powerful memoir conveys the struggles and victories of building a large political action organization, telling the story of NRDC and the environmental movement it sparked."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adams, John H.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF373.A33
LC item number
A3 2010
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Adams, Patricia
  • Black, George
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adams, John H.
  • Environmental lawyers
  • Environmental law
  • Environmentalism
  • Environmental protection
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
Label
A force for nature : the story of NRDC and the fight to save our planet, John H. Adams & Patricia Adams, with George Black ; foreword by Robert Redford
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
First decade 1970-1980. Gathering forces -- Here to stay -- As we live and breathe -- Waters of life -- Does a tree have standing? -- This land is our land -- Second decade 1980-1990. The dark ages (and how we survived them) -- A terrible power -- Going underground -- The poisoned chalice -- An apple a day -- Third decade 1990-2000. Uptown, downtown, all around the town -- Smoke alarm -- Our toxic legacy -- Contract on America -- The last wilderness -- Land of the spirit bear -- Fourth decade 2000-2010. One gem at a time -- Water, water everywhere -- The rule of law -- We're having a heat wave -- California dreaming -- The China syndrome -- A new energy economy -- Epilogue : Back to the future -- Time line of NRDC and the modern environmental movement
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
400 p.
Isbn
9780811865357
Lccn
2010004170
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)531718647
Label
A force for nature : the story of NRDC and the fight to save our planet, John H. Adams & Patricia Adams, with George Black ; foreword by Robert Redford
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
First decade 1970-1980. Gathering forces -- Here to stay -- As we live and breathe -- Waters of life -- Does a tree have standing? -- This land is our land -- Second decade 1980-1990. The dark ages (and how we survived them) -- A terrible power -- Going underground -- The poisoned chalice -- An apple a day -- Third decade 1990-2000. Uptown, downtown, all around the town -- Smoke alarm -- Our toxic legacy -- Contract on America -- The last wilderness -- Land of the spirit bear -- Fourth decade 2000-2010. One gem at a time -- Water, water everywhere -- The rule of law -- We're having a heat wave -- California dreaming -- The China syndrome -- A new energy economy -- Epilogue : Back to the future -- Time line of NRDC and the modern environmental movement
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
400 p.
Isbn
9780811865357
Lccn
2010004170
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)531718647

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