Earth Heroes: Champions of the Wilderness by Bruce Malnor and Carol Malnor, illustrated by Anisa Claire Hovemann
Synopsis: The Earth Heroes books feature the youth, careers and lasting contributions of the greatest naturalists and environmentalists in the world. This is the first in a series of meticulously researched books that introduces influential people involved in the preservation of wild places to upper elementary and middle school children. In almost all cases they were scientists as well as activists and authors. Their lives show how they shared their scientific skills and knowledge with the public to make lasting contributions to the world. This volume includes eight historic and contemporary greats: Henry David Thoreau, whose writings formed the basis for the environmental movement; John Muir, the extraordinary naturalist; Theodore Roosevelt, who engaged the government in conservation; Aldo Leopold, instrumental in creating the first wilderness preserve in the world; Richard St. Barbe Baker, who spearheaded the first major international reforestation campaign; Mardy Murie who worked to preserving huge wilderness tracts in Alaska; David Suzuki, eminent Canadian scientist and broadcaster; and Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan woman who focused on the social impact of the environment.
Published: March 2009 | ISBN-13: 978-1584691167 | Ages: 10-13 years
Mini-bio: Bruce and Carol Malnor delight in animals of all shapes and sizes. Birds, deer, and raccoons are regular visitors to their home in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. – bio at Dawn Publications
Mini-bio: Anisa Claire Hovemann is a young artist with a fine sense of the human form and a lightness of touch that conveys movement and vitality. Her figures come alive with depth of character and expression. – bio at Dawn Publications
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