Wilderness Forever: Howard Zahniser and the Path to the Wilderness Act (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books)

Wilderness Forever: Howard Zahniser and the Path to the Wilderness Act (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books)
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ISBN10: 
0295987073
ISBN13: 
9780295987071
Published: 
March 30th 2007 by University of Washington Press
Pages: 
325
Rating: 
4.0

Like a central figure in the American wilderness preservation movement in the mid-twentieth century, Howard Zahniser (1906-1964) was the person most accountable for the landmark Wilderness Act of 1964. With this deeply researched and affectionate portrait, Mark Harvey brings to life this great leader of environmental activism. Zahniser worked for the Bureau of Biological Survey (a precursor to the Fish and Wildlife Service) and the Department of the Interior, wrote for Nature magazine, and managed the Wilderness Society and edited its magazine eventually, Living Wilderness. His eloquent definition of wilderness still serves as a central tenet for the Wilderness Society: "a location where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor would you not remain."