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Wilderness Forever: Howard Zahniser and the Path to the Wilderness Act (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books) Paperback – January 1, 2007


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  • Series: Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books
  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press; First Edition, First Printing edition (January 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0295987073
  • ISBN-13: 978-0295987071
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #272,433 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"If any one person is responsible for the 1964 Wilderness Act, it is surely Howard Zahniser. He remains a towering figure in the history of American environmentalism, and Mark Harvey has written a first-rate biography that finally does justice to both the man and his contributions." William Cronon, University of Wisconsin-Madison "A much-anticipated biography of this most critical of players in the modern environmental movement. Harvey has nicely brought Zahniser's many public accomplishments to light and in doing so has enriched our understanding of the man and the political context in which he so skilfully operated." Char Miller, author of Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"If any one person is responsible for the 1964 Wilderness Act, it is surely Howard Zahniser. He remains a towering figure in the history of American environmentalism, and Mark Harvey has written a first-rate biography that finally does justice to both the man and his contributions." -- William Cronon, University of Wisconsin-Madison

"A much-anticipated biography of this most critical of players in the modern environmental movement. Harvey has nicely brought Zahniser's many public accomplishments to light and in doing so has enriched our understanding of the man and the political context in which he so skillfully operated." -- Char Miller, author of Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By doomsdayer520 HALL OF FAME on December 8, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This well-researched, straightforward biography will be of great use to anyone interested in the history of conservation and environmentalism in America. Howard Zahniser was a very important early member of the influential Wilderness Society, and was a contemporary of famous outdoor activists such as Aldo Leopold, Benton MacKaye, Olaus Murie, and Robert Marshall. Zahniser is less well-known than those celebrity conservationists because he excelled as an insider who specialized in writing, administration, and garnering support for legislation. But although he was a mostly quiet political specialist, Zahniser had a tremendous long-term influence on the environmental movement and the health of America's wild places. After many years of fighting for the protection of individual primitive areas, Zahniser embarked on his life's work for the passage of federal wilderness legislation. He was by far the most driving force behind the monumental Wilderness Act of 1964, writing most of the legislation himself and working behind the scenes in Washington for eight years to build support for the bill. Sadly, Zahniser died just a few months before the bill's passage into law, but his ongoing legacy is the protection of more than a hundred million acres of untrammeled wilderness across the country.

In addition to extensive coverage of Zahniser's legislative and activist efforts, Mark Harvey has fleshed out this biography with some real insight into Zahniser's success and influence. His most important belief was in the inclusion of all parties who had different reasons to respect the wilderness, from the spiritual to the recreational to the economic. This made Zahniser a consummate builder of coalitions and consensus, leading to great bipartisan political success.
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