Eco Barons: The New Heroes of Environmental Activism

Paperback | January 19, 2010

byEdward Humes

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“Well written and compelling, Eco Barons gives the reader a first glimpse of the activists, philanthropists and gadflies who may well turn out to be the J.D. Rockefellers and Rachel Carsons of our time.”
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Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Humes offers readers an eye-opening look at the remarkable philanthropists and visionaries who are devoting their lives to saving the earth from overdevelopment and destruction. In Eco Barons, Humes, the bestselling author of Mississippi Mud and Monkey Girl, gives us fascinating portraits of extraordinary men and women who are dedicated to humankind’s survival—as important a contribution to the environmental cause as Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth. As the New York Times points out, “Humes’s urgent message is clear: We must all strive to become ‘eco barons’ in our own right if we are to save Planet Earth.”<_o3a_p>

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“Well written and compelling, Eco Barons gives the reader a first glimpse of the activists, philanthropists and gadflies who may well turn out to be the J.D. Rockefellers and Rachel Carsons of our time.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Humes offers readers an eye-opening look at the remarkable philanthropists and vi...

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While many people remain paralyzed by the scope of Earth's environmental crisis, the eco barons—a new, unheralded generation of men and women—have quietly dedicated their lives and fortunes to saving the planet from eco-logical destruction. From the former fashion magnate and founder of Esprit who's saved more rainforests than anyone e...

Edward Humes is the author of ten critically acclaimed nonfiction books, includingEco Barons,Monkey Girl,Over Here,School of Dreams,Baby E.R.,Mean Justice,No Matter How Loud I Shout, and the bestsellerMississippi Mud. He has received the Pulitzer Prize for his journalism and numerous awards for his books. He has written for theNew York...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:January 19, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061350303

ISBN - 13:9780061350306

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“Eco Barons reminds me of the best that journalism has to offer as Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward Humes has a knack for flowing the narrative in his tales as well as any fiction writer....offers welcome tales of people making positive change.”