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The Big Burn

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Pages : 352 pages
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Download Free The Big Burn PDF by Timothy Egan Full Book and published by Houghton Mifflin. This book was released on 2009 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Narrates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire of August, 1910, and Teddy Roosevelt's pioneering conservation efforts that helped turn public opinion permanently in favor of the forests, though it changed the mission of theforest service with consequences felt in the fires of today.


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Theodore Roosevelt & Bison Restoration on the Great Plains

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Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
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ISBN : 1439666849
Pages : 144 pages
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Download Free Theodore Roosevelt & Bison Restoration on the Great Plains PDF by Keith Aune Full Book and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2019-09-23 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This history chronicles the 19th century plan to reintroduce wild bison into Western Montana and the rise of Roosevelt’s conservation movement. In the late 1800s, the rapid depletion of the American bison population prompted calls for the preservation of wildlife and wild lands in North America. Following a legendary hunt for the last wild bison in central Montana, Dr. William Hornady sought to immortalize the West's most iconic species. Activists like Theodore Roosevelt rose to the call, initiating a restoration plan that seemed almost incomprehensible in that era. This thoroughly researched history follows the ambitious project from the first animals bred at the Bronx Zoo to today's National Bison Range. Glenn Plumb, a former chief wildlife biologist for the National Park Service, and Keith Aune, the former Wildlife Conservation Society director of bison programs, demonstrate how the success of bison repopulation bolstered Roosevelt's broader conservation efforts.


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How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America

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Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
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ISBN : 1588343936
Pages : 233 pages
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Download Free How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America PDF by Wendy Melillo Full Book and published by Smithsonian Institution. This book was released on 2013-09-10 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist Wendy Melillo authors the first book to explore the history of the Ad Council and the campaigns that brought public service announcements to the nation through the mass media. How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America: A History of Iconic Ad Council Campaigns details how public service advertising campaigns became part of our national conversation and changed us as a society. The Ad Council began during World War II as a propaganda arm of President Roosevelt's administration to preserve its business interests. Happily for the ad industry, it was a double play: the government got top-notch work; the industry got an insider relationship that proved useful when warding off regulation. From Rosie the Riveter to Smokey Bear to McGruff the Crime Dog, How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America explores the issues and campaigns that have been paramount to the nation's collective memory and looks at challenges facing public service campaigns in the current media environment.


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Theodore Roosevelt, Conservation, and the 1908 Governors' Conference

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Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
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ISBN : 1623494001
Pages : 152 pages
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Download Free Theodore Roosevelt, Conservation, and the 1908 Governors' Conference PDF by Leroy G. Dorsey Full Book and published by Texas A&M University Press. This book was released on 2016-04-15 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Among Theodore Roosevelt’s many initiatives, one of the most important accomplishments was his effort to convince the nation that conserving the environment was crucial to its continued existence. Years of national tours, presidential edicts, and policy wrangling culminated in an unprecedented conference of governors at the White House in 1908. Leroy G. Dorsey explores the rhetorical power of Roosevelt’s address at this historic conservation summit, specifically examining how the president popularized the notion of conservation in the public consciousness. Much has been written on Roosevelt’s conservation policy, but surprisingly little attention has been given to this pivotal moment in the rhetorical rally on its behalf. This book fills an important void in the history of conservation for all who seek a deeper understanding of a president so identified as a champion of the environment.


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Read On...History

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1610694325
Pages : 212 pages
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Download Free Read On...History PDF by Tina Frolund Full Book and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013-10-21 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Make history come alive! This book helps librarians and teachers as well as readers themselves find books they will enjoy—titles that will animate and explain the past, entertain, and expand their minds. This invaluable resource offers reading lists of contemporary and classic non-fiction history books and historical fiction, covering all time periods throughout the world, and including practically all manner of human endeavors. Every book included is hand-selected as an entertaining and enlightening read! Organized by appeal characteristics, this book will help readers zero in on the history books they will like best—for instance, titles that emphasize character, tell a specific type of historical story, convey a mood, or are presented in a particular setting. Every book listed has been recommended based on the author's research, and has proved to be a satisfying and worthwhile read. Provides succinct, accessible overview information to make finding the right book efficient Selectively arranges the most interesting books into lists that will entice readers to return to reading about the past Organizes lists in sections based on appeal features of character, setting, story, language, and mood


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The Worst Hard Time

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Publisher : HarperCollins
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ISBN : 0547347774
Pages : 352 pages
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Download Free The Worst Hard Time PDF by Timothy Egan Full Book and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2006-09-01 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a tour de force of historical reportage, Timothy Egan’s National Book Award–winning story rescues an iconic chapter of American history from the shadows. The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. Following a dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, Timothy Egan tells of their desperate attempts to carry on through blinding black dust blizzards, crop failure, and the death of loved ones. Brilliantly capturing the terrifying drama of catastrophe, he does equal justice to the human characters who become his heroes, “the stoic, long-suffering men and women whose lives he opens up with urgency and respect” (New York Times). In an era that promises ever-greater natural disasters, The Worst Hard Time is “arguably the best nonfiction book yet” (Austin Statesman Journal) on the greatest environmental disaster ever to be visited upon our land and a powerful reminder about the dangers of trifling with nature. This e-book includes a sample chapter of THE IMMORTAL IRISHMAN.


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Green Voices

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Publisher : SUNY Press
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ISBN : 1438458495
Pages : 416 pages
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Download Free Green Voices PDF by Richard D. Besel Full Book and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2016-02-25 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays addressing relatively unknown or unexamined speeches delivered by famous or influential environmental figures. The written works of nature’s leading advocates—from Charles Sumner and John Muir to Rachel Carson and President Jimmy Carter, to name a few—have been the subject of many texts, but their speeches remain relatively unknown or unexamined. Green Voices aims to redress this situation. After all, when it comes to the leaders, heroes, and activists of the environmental movement, their speeches formed part of the fertile earth from which uniquely American environmental expectations, assumptions, and norms germinated and grew. Despite having in common a definitively rhetorical focus, the contributions in this book reflect a variety of methods and approaches. Some concentrate on a single speaker and a single speech. Others look at several speeches. Some are historical in orientation, while others are more theoretical. In other words, this collection examines the broad sweep of US environmental history from the perspective of our most famous and influential environmental figures.


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Theodore Roosevelt and His Library at Sagamore Hill

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 1538159368
Pages : 189 pages
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Download Free Theodore Roosevelt and His Library at Sagamore Hill PDF by Mark I. West Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-05 with total page 189 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Theodore Roosevelt and His Library at Sagamore Hill explores Roosevelt’s passion for reading, the role that reading books played in his political career, and an overview of the history of his personal library complete with photographs of the library as it still exists at Sagamore Hill.


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Perspectives on Presidential Leadership

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1135079102
Pages : 274 pages
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Download Free Perspectives on Presidential Leadership PDF by Michael Patrick Cullinane Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-02-18 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 2011 Barack Obama invited ten distinguished biographers to the White House to ask them one question: which past American president should I emulate? This was not the first time Obama asked scholars this, but the answer he received would differ as presidential legacies waxed and waned. In 2008 Obama chose Lincoln; in 2009, Reagan; and in 2010, Theodore Roosevelt. Perspectives on Presidential Leadership is an examination of presidential legacy, and in particular an analysis of the first ever UK ranking of American presidents which took place in 2011. In thirteen chapters, thirteen individual presidential administrations are assessed. Some presidents have been considered a success, others a failure; both types are featured in these thirteen case studies in a measured attempt to understand how the perception of presidential leadership evolves, shifts, and contorts across three centuries of American politics. The case studies also derive from the expertise of the collected British, Irish and Canadian authors, all of whom are leading scholars in their fields, and many of which took part in the 2011 survey. At a time when understanding presidential legacy is in high demand, this book offers a unique international perspective. Through extended commentary and inter-disciplinary study of the UK perspective it provides groundbreaking research.


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America Goes Green

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1598846574
Pages : 1359 pages
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Download Free America Goes Green PDF by Kim Kennedy White Full Book and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013 with total page 1359 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the history and evolution of environmentalism in modern America, featuring essays that look at environmental issues facing each state, primary source documents, and thematic A to Z entries.


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The Crowded Hour

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Publisher : Scribner
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ISBN : 1501144006
Pages : 368 pages
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Download Free The Crowded Hour PDF by Clay Risen Full Book and published by Scribner. This book was released on 2020-06-16 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The “gripping” (The Washington Post) story of the most famous regiment in American history: the Rough Riders, a motley group of soldiers led by Theodore Roosevelt, whose daring exploits marked the beginning of American imperialism in the 20th century. When America declared war on Spain in 1898, the US Army had just 26,000 men, spread around the country—hardly an army at all. In desperation, the Rough Riders were born. A unique group of volunteers, ranging from Ivy League athletes to Arizona cowboys and led by Theodore Roosevelt, they helped secure victory in Cuba in a series of gripping, bloody fights across the island. Roosevelt called their charge in the Battle of San Juan Hill his “crowded hour”—a turning point in his life, one that led directly to the White House. “The instant I received the order,” wrote Roosevelt, “I sprang on my horse and then my ‘crowded hour’ began.” As The Crowded Hour reveals, it was a turning point for America as well, uniting the country and ushering in a new era of global power. “A revelatory history of America’s grasp for power” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Both a portrait of these men, few of whom were traditional soldiers, and of the Spanish-American War itself, The Crowded Hour dives deep into the daily lives and struggles of Roosevelt and his regiment. Using diaries, letters, and memoirs, Risen illuminates an influential moment in American history: a war of only six months’ time that dramatically altered the United States’ standing in the world. “Fast-paced, carefully researched…Risen is a gifted storyteller who brings context to the chaos of war. The Crowded Hour feels like the best type of war reporting—told with a clarity that takes nothing away from the horrors of the battlefield” (The New York Times Book Review).


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Making America's Public Lands

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ISBN : 1538125315
Pages : 257 pages
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Download Free Making America's Public Lands PDF by Adam M. Sowards Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-04-15 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Throughout American history, “public lands” have been the subject of controversy, from homesteaders settling the American west to ranchers who use the open range to promote free enterprise, to wilderness activists who see these lands as wild places. This book shows how these controversies intersect with critical issues of American history.


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Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters

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Publisher : Elsevier
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ISBN : 0128157224
Pages : 284 pages
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Download Free Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters PDF by Fantina Tedim Full Book and published by Elsevier. This book was released on 2019-11-22 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters: Root Causes and New Management Strategies highlights the urgent need for new methods to prepare and mitigate the effects of these events. Using a multidisciplinary, socio-ecological approach, the book discusses the roots of the problem, presenting a new, innovative approach to wildfire mitigation based on the operational concept of Fire Smart Territory (FST). Under the guidance of its expert editors, the book highlights new ways to prevent and respond to extreme wildfire events and disasters through sustainable development, thus revealing better management methods and increasing protection of both the natural environment and the vulnerable communities within it. Reveals the complexity of extreme wildfire events and disasters in an accessible, comprehensive and multidisciplinary way Reviews the ground-breaking concept of Fire Smart Territory (FST) which offers an opportunity to reduce wildfire occurrence and severity through measures that promote sustainable development Proposes a new perspective on disaster risk reduction to help researchers, planners and professionals successfully adapt their methods for mitigating current and future issues


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Unsettling

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Publisher : Augsburg Fortress Publishers
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ISBN : 1506482058
Pages : 217 pages
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Download Free Unsettling PDF by Elizabeth Weinberg Full Book and published by Augsburg Fortress Publishers. This book was released on 2022-10-18 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Weinberg explores human impacts on the environment through science, popular culture, personal narrative, and landscape.


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A Great Aridness

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0199974675
Pages : 382 pages
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Download Free A Great Aridness PDF by William DeBuys Full Book and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2013-05 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With its soaring azure sky and stark landscapes, the American Southwest is one of the most hauntingly beautiful regions on earth. Yet staggering population growth, combined with the intensifying effects of climate change, is driving the oasis-based society close to the brink of a Dust-Bowl-scale catastrophe. In A Great Aridness, William deBuys paints a compelling picture of what the Southwest might look like when the heat turns up and the water runs out. This semi-arid land, vulnerable to water shortages, rising temperatures, wildfires, and a host of other environmental challenges, is poised to bear the heaviest consequences of global environmental change in the United States. Examining interrelated factors such as vanishing wildlife, forest die backs, and the over-allocation of the already stressed Colorado River--upon which nearly 30 million people depend--the author narrates the landscape's history--and future. He tells the inspiring stories of the climatologists and others who are helping untangle the complex, interlocking causes and effects of global warming. And while the fate of this region may seem at first blush to be of merely local interest, what happens in the Southwest, deBuys suggests, will provide a glimpse of what other mid-latitude arid lands worldwide--the Mediterranean Basin, southern Africa, and the Middle East--will experience in the coming years. Written with an elegance that recalls the prose of John McPhee and Wallace Stegner,A Great Aridness offers an unflinching look at the dramatic effects of climate change occurring right now in our own backyard.


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Cheboygan Twin Lakes: Community in the Woods

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Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
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ISBN : 1796010634
Pages : 230 pages
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Download Free Cheboygan Twin Lakes: Community in the Woods PDF by Thomas R. Knox Full Book and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2019-03-01 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the complex physical, historical, and social factors that have allowed a small kettle lake in northeastern Michigan to remain ecologically and environmentally sound, a gem lake. The book investigates these within the context of local/regional, state, and national history. It also tells a story of how and why a community of residents has been formed in the forest and has functioned as an effective steward of its natural resources.


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Land on Fire

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Publisher : Timber Press
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ISBN : 1604697008
Pages : 213 pages
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Download Free Land on Fire PDF by Gary Ferguson Full Book and published by Timber Press. This book was released on 2017-06-21 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “This comprehensive book offers a fascinating overview of how those fires are fought, and some conversation-starters for how we might reimagine our relationship with the woods.” —Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet Wildfire season is burning longer and hotter, affecting more and more people, especially in the west. Land on Fire explores the fascinating science behind this phenomenon and the ongoing research to find a solution. This gripping narrative details how years of fire suppression and chronic drought have combined to make the situation so dire. Award-winning nature writer Gary Ferguson brings to life the extraordinary efforts of those responsible for fighting wildfires, and deftly explains how nature reacts in the aftermath of flames. Dramatic photographs reveal the terror and beauty of fire, as well as the staggering effect it has on the landscape.