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Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman : Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland
by Miriam Horn


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A Kirkus Best Book of 2016

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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A Kirkus Best Book of 2016

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, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman 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, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman challenges pervasive and powerful myths about American and environmental values.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780393247343
  • ISBN-10: 0393247341
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: September 2016
  • Page Count: 416
  • Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.2 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds


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