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The environmental movement

Laurence P. Pringle

The environmental movement

from its roots to the challenges of a new century

by Laurence P. Pringle

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  • 4 Currently reading

Published by HarperCollins in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Environmentalism -- History -- Juvenile literature,
  • Environmental protection -- Juvenile literature,
  • Environmentalists -- Juvenile literature

  • About the Edition

    Chronicles the history, key players, and future challenges of the environmental movement.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementLaurence Pringle.
    GenreJuvenile literature
    The Physical Object
    Pagination144 p. :
    Number of Pages144
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23244603M
    ISBN 100688156266
    LC Control Number99032110


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She's also larded the text with quotes and book titles and included an extensive listing of further : Rebecca Stefoff.