Wild by Law: The Rise of Environmentalism and the Creation of the Wilderness Act (Video Documentary) (The American Experience)

 
9781559744201: Wild by Law: The Rise of Environmentalism and the Creation of the Wilderness Act (Video Documentary) (The American Experience)
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Video Tape. "By the middle of the twentieth century civilization had erased much of America's natural landscape. As the wilderness shrank, the movement to protect it grew -- and in the end America did something no other country had ever done: it passed a law to protect its remaining wild land forever. Wild by Law is the story of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the three men responsible for its passage: forester/philosopher Aldo Leopold, author of the best-selling A Sand County Almanac and the first to bring the word "ecology" into standard usage; Bob Marshall, millionaire socialist and founder of the Wilderness Society; and Howard Zahniser, a tireless bureaucrat with a profound love of the wild places he seldom saw. Singly and together, these three fought against the current of American thought from the 1920's through the 1950's to attain what had once seemed an unimaginable victory. More than just the story of an historic struggle to preserved the natural world, Wild by Law provides an invaluable overview of the roots of the environmental movement, offering a deeper understanding of one of the most important issues facing contemporary civilization"

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