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The Resource Green republican : John Saylor and the preservation of America's wilderness, Thomas G. Smith

Green republican : John Saylor and the preservation of America's wilderness, Thomas G. Smith

Label
Green republican : John Saylor and the preservation of America's wilderness
Title
Green republican
Title remainder
John Saylor and the preservation of America's wilderness
Statement of responsibility
Thomas G. Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Action
digitized
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Thomas G.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Saylor, John P.
  • Saylor, John P.
  • Conservationists
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Conservationists
  • United States
  • Umweltschützer
  • USA
  • Conservation of Natural Resources
Summary expansion
Green Republicanchronicles the life of Congressman John Saylor and his personal legacy as an environmental champion. Saylor believed the wilderness was intrinsic to the American experience-that our concepts of democracy, love of country, conservation, and independence were shaped by our wilderness experiences. Through his ardent protection of national parks and diligent work to add new areas to the parks system, Saylor helped propel the American environmental movement in the three decades following Word War II. At the height of the federal dam-building program in the 1950s and 1960s, Saylor blocked efforts to erect hydroelectric dams whose impounded waters would have invaded Dinosaur National Monument and the Grand Canyon. During the energy crisis of the early 1970s, Saylor denounced attempts to open the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. He was the House architect of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968. Because Saylor represented a coal-mining district, he doggedly promoted the use of coal, instead of atomic or hydropower, to generate electricity, and repeatedly won the support of his constituents over thirteen terms between 1949 and 1973. But he also fervently supported legislation to purify the air and water and redeem stripped lands. Considered both a maverick and a pioneer, John Saylor won respect on both sides of the aisle because he was direct, hardworking, and passionate about conservation at a time when the cause was not popular. Environmental leaders dubbed him "St. John" because he tenaciously advocated their proposals and battled resistance by resource-use proponents. Based on extensive research and numerous interviews with Saylor's colleagues and members of the conservationist community, Thomas G. Smith assembles the remarkable story of John Saylor, arguably the leading congressional conservationist of the twentieth century, and a major force in the preservation of America's wilderness
Label
Green republican : John Saylor and the preservation of America's wilderness, Thomas G. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-392) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Trailblazer -- Headwaters -- Political and environmental trailhead -- Maverick Republican -- Dinosaur canyons -- Big dam foolishness -- Wilderness and park advocate -- Coal, the C & O Canal, and Kinzua -- The rainbow connection -- Passage of the Wilderness Bill-- The battle to save Grand Canyon -- Wild and scenic rivers -- Base camp -- Greening America -- Saving the Redwoods -- Congressman for conservation -- Alaska -- Trail's end
Control code
ocn891395206
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (433 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822971054
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780822942832
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt7chkm1
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)891395206
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Green republican : John Saylor and the preservation of America's wilderness, Thomas G. Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-392) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Trailblazer -- Headwaters -- Political and environmental trailhead -- Maverick Republican -- Dinosaur canyons -- Big dam foolishness -- Wilderness and park advocate -- Coal, the C & O Canal, and Kinzua -- The rainbow connection -- Passage of the Wilderness Bill-- The battle to save Grand Canyon -- Wild and scenic rivers -- Base camp -- Greening America -- Saving the Redwoods -- Congressman for conservation -- Alaska -- Trail's end
Control code
ocn891395206
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (433 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822971054
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780822942832
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt7chkm1
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)891395206
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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