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The Resource Visionary women : how Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters changed our world, Andrea Barnet

Visionary women : how Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters changed our world, Andrea Barnet

Label
Visionary women : how Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters changed our world
Title
Visionary women
Title remainder
how Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters changed our world
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Barnet
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Change is sometimes sparked by unexpected figures--outsiders whose clarity of vision and strength of purpose can catalyze a revolution. This is the story of four renegades who profoundly shaped the world we live in today. Together, these women--linked not by friendship or field, but by their choice to break with convention--showed what one person speaking truth to power can do. Rachel Carson warned us about poisoning the environment; Jane Jacobs fought for livable cities and strong communities; Jane Goodall demonstrated the indelible kinship between humans and animals; and Alice Waters urged us to reconsider what and how we eat. With a keen eye for detail, Andrea Barnet traces the arc of each woman's career and explores how the work of these visionaries collectively changed the course of history. While they came from different generations, Carson, Jacobs, Goodall, and Waters found their voices in the early sixties. At a time of enormous upheaval, all four stood as bulwarks against 1950s corporate culture and its war on nature. Consummate outsiders, they each prevailed against powerful and mostly male adversaries while also anticipating the disaffections of the emerging counterculture. All told, their efforts ignited a transformative progressive movement while offering people a new way to think about the world and a more positive way of living in it."--Jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barnet, Andrea
Dewey number
305.40922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1123
LC item number
.B3575 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carson, Rachel
  • Jacobs, Jane
  • Goodall, Jane
  • Waters, Alice
  • Women
  • Biologists
  • Environmentalists
  • Community activists
  • Conservationists
  • Women conservationists
  • Primatologists
  • Restaurateurs
  • Women cooks
  • Cooks
  • Women scientists
  • Environmentalists.
  • HISTORY
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
Label
Visionary women : how Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters changed our world, Andrea Barnet
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-464) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The age of wreckers and exterminators -- Rachel Carson -- Jane Jacobs -- Jane Goodall -- Alice Waters -- Hope in the shadows
Control code
ocn993420935
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 514 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062310729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)993420935
Label
Visionary women : how Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters changed our world, Andrea Barnet
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-464) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The age of wreckers and exterminators -- Rachel Carson -- Jane Jacobs -- Jane Goodall -- Alice Waters -- Hope in the shadows
Control code
ocn993420935
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 514 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062310729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)993420935

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