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The Resource Gaylord Nelson : champion for our earth, Sheila Terman Cohen

Gaylord Nelson : champion for our earth, Sheila Terman Cohen

Label
Gaylord Nelson : champion for our earth
Title
Gaylord Nelson
Title remainder
champion for our earth
Statement of responsibility
Sheila Terman Cohen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Earth Day creator Gaylord Nelson comes to vivid life in this addition to the Badger Biographies series for young readers. Accessibly written and richly illustrated with historic images, Gaylord Nelson: Champion for Our Earth includes a glossary of terms, sidebars on World War II, DDT, and several facets of the environmental movement, plus activities and discussion questions. Born in Clear Lake, Wisconsin, in 1916, Gaylord grew up as immersed in his parents' political work and community service as he was in playing practical jokes and exploring the natural world surrounding his home town. Along the way he encountered experiences that would shape him in fundamental ways: as a man who stood up for what he believed in the face of opposition and yet who also understood how to treat his opponents with respect. Both traits would serve him well as he rose from law student to state senator to Wisconsin governor and finally to three terms as a United States Senator. Nelson fought to treat all races equally and to condemn McCarthy-era paranoia, but his greatest contribution was to sound the alarm about another battle: the fight to save the natural world and the earth itself. It was his idea to use teach-ins to let people know that the environment needed their help. Thanks to him, more natural resources were conserved and new laws demanded clean air and water. Now, every year on April 22, people all over the world plant trees and pick up litter to celebrate Earth Day. The Earth and its inhabitants aren't safe yet, but Gaylord Nelson demonstrated that even one person can help to save the world
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohen, Sheila
Dewey number
328.73092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E748.N43
LC item number
C64 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Badger biographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nelson, Gaylord
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • Environmentalists
  • Conservationists
  • Earth Day
  • Environmental protection
  • United States
  • Governors
  • Nelson, Gaylord
  • United States
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • Conservationists
  • Earth Day
  • Ecology
  • Environmental protection
  • Environmentalists
  • Governors
  • Legislators
  • United States
  • Wisconsin
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Gaylord Nelson : champion for our earth, Sheila Terman Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
A man who stood up for his beliefs -- The seeds of good ideas -- The seeds take root -- Beginning a new life -- Governor Gaylord Nelson -- Moving on to Washington -- Earth Day and beyond -- Carrying on Gaylord Nelson's work -- In his own words -- Appendix: Gaylord's time line -- Glossary -- Reading group guide and activities
Control code
864141378
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 109 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780870205330
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0e270c7b-e63c-437b-b1bf-929eb39dcd0c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864141378
Label
Gaylord Nelson : champion for our earth, Sheila Terman Cohen
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
A man who stood up for his beliefs -- The seeds of good ideas -- The seeds take root -- Beginning a new life -- Governor Gaylord Nelson -- Moving on to Washington -- Earth Day and beyond -- Carrying on Gaylord Nelson's work -- In his own words -- Appendix: Gaylord's time line -- Glossary -- Reading group guide and activities
Control code
864141378
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 109 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780870205330
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0e270c7b-e63c-437b-b1bf-929eb39dcd0c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864141378

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