To Save the Earth

The American Environmental Movement

Foreword by Erin Peabody
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With today's climate change, our environmental problems aren’t going away any time soon.

To Save the Earth looks at the lives of four extraordinary Americans who fought to save our earth. John Muir, a pioneer of conservationism, was the founder of our national park system. Rachel Carson, biologist and author, educated our country about the effects of pesticides and chemical waste. David McTaggart, the organizer of Greenpeace, introduced nonviolent protest into the struggle, while Dave Foreman, cofounder and former leader of the activist group Earth First!, shook up a movement that had grown complacent.

The biographies of each of these figures, as well as personal interviews with David McTaggart and Dave Foreman, help us to understand the environmental movement specific to the United States. With current issues of excessive pollution and climate change, this is an excellent resource for introducing young readers to the cause. Upon first publication, To Save the Earth was chosen as a Junior Library Guild Selection, and now, this fascinating and important book is back in print to teach a whole new generation of readers the importance of environmental conservation and preservation.

Raves and Reviews

A Junior Library Guild Selection

"Firsthand interviews with McTaggert and Foreman yielded lively and exciting coverage....For those doing research, the volume has a good bibliography."
—Kirkus Reviews

"Archer tells the history of this movement through the lives of four individuals who swam against social and political currents, challenging—and to some extent changing—our attitudes toward the natural world."
—School Library Journal

"Readers step into the minds, lives, dreams, and struggles of all the subjects for a fascinating look at their careers as well as various facets of the environmental movement."
—Booklist

"Archer offers compelling accounts of the pioneering efforts of John Muir and Rachel Carson and the more radical tactics of David McTaggart of Greenpeace and Dave Foreman, founder of Earth First! A short history of the environmental movement and an overview of the current situation encourage readers to keep the issues at the forefront of public consciousness."
—School Library Journal

"Pivotal to our growing environmental awareness."
—Book Report

A Junior Library Guild Selection

"Firsthand interviews with McTaggert and Foreman yielded lively and exciting coverage....For those doing research, the volume has a good bibliography."
—Kirkus Reviews

"Archer tells the history of this movement through the lives of four individuals who swam against social and political currents, challenging—and to some extent changing—our attitudes toward the natural world."
—School Library Journal

"Readers step into the minds, lives, dreams, and struggles of all the subjects for a fascinating look at their careers as well as various facets of the environmental movement."
—Booklist

"Archer offers compelling accounts of the pioneering efforts of John Muir and Rachel Carson and the more radical tactics of David McTaggart of Greenpeace and Dave Foreman, founder of Earth First! A short history of the environmental movement and an overview of the current situation encourage readers to keep the issues at the forefront of public consciousness."
—School Library Journal

"Pivotal to our growing environmental awareness."
—Book Report

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