Each year thousands of travelers visit the BobñMontana's vast Bob Marshall Wilderness. Few, however, know much about the gentle, funny, enormously energetic, and extraordinarily effective man for whom the wilderness is named.
Marshall was born into a prominent, wealthy New York family, yet early on he showed himself to be more at home in the wild than in the city. Educated at Syracuse, Harvard, and Johns Hopkins, Marshall used his technical knowledge of forestry, enormous personal charm, and boundless energy to persuade the nation to set aside at least a fraction of its remaining wilderness. Marshall is also famous for his early Alaska explorations, described in his best selling books Arctic Village and Alaska Wilderness.
When Marshall died in 1939, at age 38, presumably of heart failure, the conservation movement lost one of its most persuasive, influential, and endearing spokesmen. This book, the first full-length biography of Marshall, is a thoughtful portrait of a man whose accomplishments will be discussed and written about as long as Americans care about their priceless natural heritage.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
There is much more to Marshall than the Montana wilderness bearing his name. Glover brings to life an immensely energetic fighter for wilderness and humanitarian causes in the 1930s. An indefatigible hiker, he often walked over 30 miles a day, even as a Forest Service chief. He was a romantic, an optimist, a scientist, a writer, a talker, a keeper of lists, a humorist"a kind of da Vinci in high-topped sneakers." A founder of the Wilderness Society, he stirred professional foresters and the public with his enthusiastic, articulate, pragmatic speeches and writings. He laid the groundwork for the landmark 1964 Wilderness Act and, like John Muir, greatly influenced modern thinking about outdoor values. Highly recommended for history, conservation, and recreation collections at all levels. Roland Person, Southern Illinois Univ. Lib., Carbondale
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
At last we have a comprehensive, engaging biography of one of the major architects of public land policy in the U.S. (Roderick Nash)
Marshall's biography is an important contribution to understanding the beginnings of wilderness conservation in the United States (William Penn Mott, Jr.)
A Wilderness Origninal unfolds the marvelous sides of Bob Marshall and the great American family from whence he came. I find it a revelation and inspriation. (Michael Frome)
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Mountaineers Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0898861217 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0604170
Book Description Mountaineers Books, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0898861217
Book Description Mountaineers Books, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110898861217
Book Description Mountaineers Books 1986-11, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1ST. 0898861217. Bookseller Inventory # 720255
Book Description Mountaineers Books, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 898861217
Book Description Mountaineers Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0898861217 New. Looks like an interesting title, learn more! We provide domestic tracking upon request. We provide personalized customer service and want you to have a great experience purchasing from us. 100% satisfaction guaranteed and thank you for your consideration. Bookseller Inventory # S-0898861217
Book Description Mountaineers Books, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0898861217