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Women and Wilderness

ISBN-10: 0871568284
ISBN-13: 9780871568281
Edition: Reprint 
Authors: Anne LaBastille
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Description: Wildlife ecologist Anne LaBastille is a pioneer in the growing movement of women into wilderness-oriented careers. In this groundbreaking book, she documents this phenomenon, profiling fifteen remarkable women ranging in age from twenty-one to  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Publisher: Sierra Club Books
Publication date: 8/12/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Wildlife ecologist Anne LaBastille is a pioneer in the growing movement of women into wilderness-oriented careers. In this groundbreaking book, she documents this phenomenon, profiling fifteen remarkable women ranging in age from twenty-one to seventy whose lives and professions center on the outdoors. Some are field scientists or hold technical jobs--a zoologist, a speleologist (cave explorer), a builder of log houses--others have forged unique, self-reliant lifestyles in wilderness homesteads. These women, LaBastille herself among them, constitute a new and important category of role models for young women. LaBastille also looks at the complex web of social and psychosexual factors that have alienated women from wilderness in the past and shows how feminism and the rise of environmental consciousness have allowed the "wilderness within women" to emerge. Updated with a new Afterword for this edition, Women and Wilderness offers exciting career ideas and inspiration for women everywhere.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Finding the Way
The Background
Frontier Women-Case Studies
Frontier Women in Fiction
Changing Times
The Making of Professionals
The Wilderness Women
Elaine Rhode: Freelancer in the Aleutians
Jeanne Gurnee: Explorer Underground
Krissa Johnson: Architect with a Chainsaw
Margaret Owings: An Artist in Activism
Diana Cohen: A School without Walls
Eugenie Clark: Scientist in a Wetsuit
Peggy Eckel Duke: Monitoring the Olympics
Sheila Link: A Modern Diana
Carol Ruckdeschel: Island Naturalist
Margaret Stewart: The Frog Professor
Rebecca Lawton: Crusader for Whitewater
Margaret Murie: A Long Life in the Wilderness
Maggie Nichols: Outdoor Journalism in the Urban Jungle
Nicole Duplaix: The Peripatetic Zoologist
Joan Daniels: Homesteading on the Alaskan Frontier
Women and Wilderness
Afterword to the New Edition
Bibliography
Index

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