Women Pioneers for the Environment

ISBN-10: 1555534260

ISBN-13: 9781555534264

Edition: N/A

Authors: Mary Joy Breton
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Description: As the torchbearers of environmental activism, women from around the world have created profound changes that are helping to ensure a healthier planet for all living things. Whether it is Judi Bari, who was crippled by a car bomb because of her efforts to save California's ancient redwood forests; Dai Qing, who was imprisoned for her opposition to an environmentally destructive dam on China's Yangtze River; or Dr. Tatynana Artyomkina, who defied KGB threats and exposed health and environmental risks in the Soviet Union, women have put their lives on the line and persevered against daunting odds to restore and protect the environment. Mary Joy Breton provides absorbing sketches of these and other women activists in the Americas, Eastern and Western Europe, Africa, and Asia. Breton interweaves her accounts with narrative on the ecological hazards that drove these women to spearhead various environmental campaigns, examining why and how they challenged, and often defeated, the power structures of government and industry. Although these remarkable women come from various geographical regions and represent a wide range of economic, ethnic, and political backgrounds, they share insights, values, and a particular sensitivity to the Earth that led them to change the course of history. Their courageous efforts illuminate the crucial role of women in the environmental movement, and provide inspiration for a new generation of activists.

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication date: 3/9/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Tree Huggers and Tree Planters
First Lady of Environmental Science
Early Municipal Housekeepers
Whistle-Blowers under Fire
The Tide of Women's Rage
"Those Know-Nothing Housewives"
Combatting Death by Ecocide
Perseverance and Patience Pay Off
Casting New Models
Thinking Like a River
Women and Wildlife
Women and International Forums
Afterword
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index
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