A Force For Nature Story Of Nrdc And Its Fight To Save Our Planet By Adams New
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Detailed item infoSynopsisNatural Resources Defense Council is one of the largest and most successful Environmental organizations in the world. For more than four decades, NRDC has fought to safeguard our planet and empowered individuals to join the cause. In this inspiring memoir, NRDC founder John H. Adams tells the story of the organization and the Environmental movement itself. Book jacket., The world's preeminent Environmental organization began with a layer of soot on the windowsill of a Greenwich Village apartment. Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) founder John H. Adams, a pioneer of Environmental action, was working as a lawyer for the U.S. Attorney's office when he and fellow lawyers teamed up to form a grassroots Environmental advocacy group. Since 1970, NRDC has grown into an international powerhouse with 1.2 million members and a staff of scientists and lawyers whose mission is to safeguard the planet. This inspiring memoir tells the story of the NRDC and the Environmental movement it sparked.
Product class="br">Key DetailsAuthorJohn H. Adams, Patricia Adams, Sophie Fatus, Tatiana OlesNumber Of Pages400 pagesFormatHardcoverPublication Books LLCPublication Year2010
Additional DetailsCopyright Date2010IllustratedYes
DimensionsWeight20.5 OzHeight1.2 In.Width6 In.Length8.5 In.
Target AudienceGroupTradeGrade FromCollege FreshmanGrade ToCollege Graduate Student
Classification MethodLCCN2010-004170LC Classification NumberKF373.A33Dewey Decimal344.730460922Dewey Edition22
ContributorsAs told toGeorge Black
" ...Inspiring. The characters you find in John and Patricia Adams' book are bright, hard-nosed exemplars of the sort of fixers it will take to actually save the planet. They might just inspire you to go into debt, get a law degree, and sue some bastards." -Outside magazine, "...a fast-paced, highly readable tour de force" - Treehugger.com, "Invaluable firsthand Environmental history and a blueprint for future conservation efforts" - Booklist (starred review), AMORY LOVINS, CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF SCIENTIST, ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTI This inspiring account of NRDC s efforts to make the world cooler, cleaner, and safer teaches key lessons for tackling the challenges still ahead. Both experts and newcomers will learn important philosophy, strategy, and tactics from these intertwined stories of success, failure, effective culture, devoted effort, and relentless patience., ARIANNA HUFFINGTON, CO-FOUNDER AND EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, THE HUFFINGT John Adams and NRDC have been protecting the planet for 40 years and are responsible for helping establish many of the laws now in place to protect our air, our water, and our land. He is indeed a true force for nature., ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA When I came to America 40 years ago, instead of crying tears of joy my eyes burned from the polluted air, while rivers flowed for miles with combustible filth. Those were just some of the massive Environmental challenges we faced back then. I want to congratulate John Adams and NRDC for playing such a major role in making our country greener and healthier, as A Force for Nature eloquently describes., BOOKLIST, STARRED REVIEW Forty years ago, John Adams, an ardent litigator, joined forces with a band of innovative Yale law students, including the now-renowned Environmentalist James Gustave Speth, to create the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the Environment. Setting a course for responsible militancy, Adams took the helm, and while the rest should be history, the full and remarkably instructive story of the NRDC s ingenuity, perseverance, and landmark triumphs has not previously been told. Assisted by coauthors Patricia Adams and George Black, editor of OnEarth, John Adams energetically pilots a page-turning insider s chronicle of the groundbreaking watchdog group s key battles, bold moves, and hard lessons. Early on, the NRDC discovered just how effective governmental regulation can be as they fought with law and science to defend diverse communities and ecosystems against chemical pollution, strip-mining, clear-cutting, nuclear waste, misuse of public lands, coastal oil drilling, and other threats. Generously supported by influential philanthropists, including Robert Redford, who provides the book s foreword, the indefatigable, consensus-seeking NRDC relies on one crucial natural resource, the voice of the public, to support its ambitious global efforts to preserve clean air, clean water, wild places, wild creatures. Invaluable firsthand Environmental history and a blueprint for future conservation efforts., DENIS HAYES, GLOBAL CHAIR, EARTH DAY Like Earth Day, NRDC started 40 years ago as the brainchild of a few committed people. This story tells how John Adams took the organization from its origins at his kitchen table and turned it into one of the most powerful forces for Environmental protection in the nation. Along the way, he helped build a movement that is now many millions strong., NANCY PELOSI, SPEAKER OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES John Adams was in the thick of all the major Environmental battles of the past 40 years, and his account of how the movement grew from a small group of visionaries into a powerful force for change is nothing short of inspiring., NORMAN LEAR If you can use a tonic to help sustain your hope for the future, try A Force for Nature. Here is the amazing story of John Adams and his wife and life partner, Patricia Adams, who, through the powers of persuasion in offices and living rooms across the nation, and the years of litigation and legislation that followed, pioneered the modern era of Environmental conservation. NRDC is the Adams hard-fought gift to us all. As is their story., OUTSIDE MAGAZINE (BLOG) \" ...Inspiring. The characters you find in John and Patricia Adams book are bright, hard-nosed exemplars of the sort of fixers it will take to actually save the planet. They might just inspire you to go into debt, get a law degree, and sue some bastards.\" -Outside magazine, TREEHUGGER.COM \"...a fast-paced, highly readable tour de force\" - Treehugger.com
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