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A Force for Nature: The Story of NRDC and The Fight to Save Our Planet

By Patricia John H.Adams
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Book Details
  • Author: Patricia John H.Adams
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • Published: 2010-08-25
"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 widely recognized pioneer of environmental action - was working as a lawyer for the U.S. Attorney's Office when he and fellow lawyers, outraged at the levels of pollution in their air and water, teamed up to form an environmental advocacy group. Since 1970, NRDC has grown into an international powerhouse with 1.2 million members and online activists, and a staff of scientists and lawyers whose mission is to safeguard the planet: its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. This powerful memoir conveys the struggles and victories of building a large political action organization, telling the story of NRDC and the environmental movement it sparked."-- Book jacket.