Nature's Keeper: John Ripley Forbes and the Children's Nature Movement (Paperback)

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Once hailed by Time magazine as "the Johnny Appleseed of nature museums," John Ripley Forbes arguably did as much as anyone in history to keep the wonders of nature alive for America's children.

Through seven decades of passionate, tireless effort, Forbes helped create outdoor-based science and learning centers in more than 200 communities across the country.

Nature's Keeper chronicles the life of this extraordinary educator, from his teen years with renowned conservationist William Hornaday, to his celebrated "animal lending libraries" of the 1950s and 1960s, to his final preservation victories at the end of the twentieth century.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781591520856
ISBN-10: 1591520851
Publisher: Sweetgrass Books
Publication Date: January 1st, 2012
Pages: 200
Language: English