Dimensions: 960 pages, 9.55 × 6.41 × 1.96 in
Published: December 1, 1997
Publisher: GREENWOOD PRESS INC.
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0313230471
ISBN - 13: 9780313230479
From the Publisher
Casting a wide net, this volume provides personal and professional information on some 445 American and Canadian naturalists and environmentalists, who lived from the late 15th century to the late 20th century. It includes explorers who published works on the natural history of North America, conservationists, ecologists, environmentalists, wildlife management specialists, park planners, national park administrators, zoologists, botanists, natural historians, geographers, geologists, academics, museum scientists and administrators, military personnel, travellers, government officials, political figures and writers and artists concerned with the environment. Some of the subjects are well known. The accomplishments of others are little known. Each entry contains a succinct but careful evaluation of the subject''s career and contributions. Entries also include up-to-date bibliographies and information concerning manuscript sources.
"This new dictionary, compiled by editors with expertise in the science, history, social-science, humanities, and English subject areas, contains professional and personal information about a representative selection of the many American and Canadian environmentalists and naturalists who...by their individual and varied activities, contributed in a profound way to the present body of knowledge about the U.S. and Canada....[Here] are found a group of men and women whose dedication, quest for knowledge and, in many cases, unconcerned for their own well-being are reflected in the details of their biographies. Subjects also include writers--from academics to newspapermen--educators, medical practitioners, lawyers, inventors, and deep-sea divers, fur trappers, and more. Their life stories provide fascinating reading as well as a rich source of social, economic, and political research material for students in all of these subject areas. Recommended for university, high-school and public libraries."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin