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The Resource Grand Canyon to Hearst Ranch : one woman's fight to save land in the American West, Elizabeth Austin ; foreword by Stephen T. Hearst

Grand Canyon to Hearst Ranch : one woman's fight to save land in the American West, Elizabeth Austin ; foreword by Stephen T. Hearst

Label
Grand Canyon to Hearst Ranch : one woman's fight to save land in the American West
Title
Grand Canyon to Hearst Ranch
Title remainder
one woman's fight to save land in the American West
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Austin ; foreword by Stephen T. Hearst
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the 1950s, Harriet Hunt Burgess persevered in the face of daunting obstacles and took extraordinary risks to conserve hundreds of thousands of acres of land in the American West. Without Burgess, places like the Lake Tahoe region and the California coast would be much different today. Grand Canyon to Hearst Ranch is the story of her struggle, but it is also the story of author Elizabeth Austin's search to find Burgess and tell her more personal story. Austin searches beyond documents and interviews, traveling in Burgess's wake and, in the case of the Grand Canyon, taking a life-changing rafting trip through its depths. Austin has interwoven her journey through the Grand Canyon and Harriet's experiences there with explorations of her early life and five of her most significant and representative conservation achievements as the founder of the American Land Conservancy"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Austin, Elizabeth
Dewey number
  • 333.72092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH76.5.W34
LC item number
A97 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burgess, Harriet Hunt
  • Conservationists
  • Nature conservation
  • Conservationists
  • Nature conservation
  • United States
  • West United States
Label
Grand Canyon to Hearst Ranch : one woman's fight to save land in the American West, Elizabeth Austin ; foreword by Stephen T. Hearst
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
on1123184600
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 406 pages
Isbn
9781493048342
Lccn
2019041004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Grand Canyon to Hearst Ranch : one woman's fight to save land in the American West, Elizabeth Austin ; foreword by Stephen T. Hearst
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
on1123184600
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 406 pages
Isbn
9781493048342
Lccn
2019041004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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