Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman by Miriam Horn
Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland

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The story of a huge, largely hidden, and entirely unexpected conservation movement in America.

Many of the men and women doing today’s most consequential environmental work―restoring America’s grasslands, wildlife, soil, rivers, wetlands, and oceans―would not call themselves environmentalists; they would be too uneasy with the connotations of that word. What drives them is their deep love of the land: the iconic terrain where explorers and cowboys, pioneers and riverboat captains forged the American identity. They feel a moral responsibility to preserve this heritage and natural wealth, to ensure that their families and communities will continue to thrive.

Unfolding as a journey down the Mississippi River, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman tells the stories of five representatives of this stewardship movement: a Montana rancher, a Kansas farmer, a Mississippi riverman, a Louisiana shrimper, and a Gulf fisherman. In exploring their work and family histories and the essential geographies they protect, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman challenges pervasive and powerful myths about American and environmental values.

5 illustrations; 2 maps

About Miriam Horn

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Miriam Horn has written for Vanity Fair and the New York Times. She lives in New York City. In his twenty-three years as president of Environmental Defense Fund, Fred Krupp has been the foremost champion of harnessing market forces for environmental ends. He lives in Connecticut.
Published September 6, 2016 by W. W. Norton & Company. 384 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction