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Eco barons : the dreamers, schemers, and millionaires who are saving our planet / Edward Humes.

Humes, Edward (Author).
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780061350290
  • ISBN: 006135029X
  • Physical Description: x, 367 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First ed.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, c2009.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes index.
Summary, etc.: The story of the remarkable visionaries who have quietly dedicated their lives and their fortunes to saving the planet from ecological destruction. While many people remain paralyzed by the scope of Earth's environmental woes, eco barons--a new and largely unheralded generation of Rockefellers and Carnegies--are having spectacular success saving forests and wildlands, pulling endangered species back from the brink, and pioneering the clean and green technologies needed if life and civilization are to endure. Journalist Humes tells of the former fashion magnate who has saved more rainforests than any other person, the college professor who patented the plug-in hybrid car, the impoverished owl wranglers who founded the nation's most effective environmental group, and the former Hollywood pool cleaner who became the guiding force behind a worldwide effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This book proves that one person with determination and vision can make a difference.--From publisher description.

Available copies

  • 14 copies at Merrimack Valley Library Consortium. (Show)
  • 1 copy at Hamilton-Wenham Public Library.

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0 current holds with 14 total copies.

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Hamilton-Wenham Public Library 363.7 HUM (Text) Non-Fiction Available -
Subject: Tompkins, Douglas
Galvin, Peter
Suckling, Kieran.
Siegel, Kassie.
Cummings, Brendan R.
Quimby, Roxanne.
Frank, Andrew A. (Andrew Alfonso)
Tamminen, Terry
Schwarzenegger, Arnold
Allen, Carole H.
Turner, Ted
Center for Biological Diversity
Environmental protection > Citizen participation
Nature conservation > Citizen participation.
Nature conservation > Maine.
National parks and reserves > Maine
Global warming
Endangered ecosystems
Endangered species
Polar bear > Conservation.
Hybrid electric vehicles
Sea turtles > Conservation.
Conservationists > United States > Biography
Environmentalists > United States > Biography

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