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Author Humes, Edward.

Title Eco barons : the dreamers, schemers, and millionaires who are saving our planet / Edward Humes
Edition First edition
Published New York : Ecco, [2009]


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Description x, 367 pages ; 24 cm
Summary The story of the remarkable visionaries who have quietly dedicated their lives and their fortunes to saving the planet from ecological destruction. While many people remain paralyzed by the scope of Earth's environmental woes, eco barons--a new and largely unheralded generation of Rockefellers and Carnegies--are having spectacular success saving forests and wildlands, pulling endangered species back from the brink, and pioneering the clean and green technologies needed if life and civilization are to endure. Journalist Humes tells of the former fashion magnate who has saved more rainforests than any other person, the college professor who patented the plug-in hybrid car, the impoverished owl wranglers who founded the nation's most effective environmental group, and the former Hollywood pool cleaner who became the guiding force behind a worldwide effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This book proves that one person with determination and vision can make a difference.--From publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 312-[347]) and index
Subject Tompkins, Douglas.
Galvin, Peter.
Suckling, Kieran
Siegel, Kassie
Cummings, Brendan R
Quimby, Roxanne, 1950-
Frank, Andrew A. (Andrew Alfonso)
Tamminen, Terry.
Schwarzenegger, Arnold.
Allen, Carole H.
Turner, Ted.
Center for Biological Diversity.
Environmentalists -- United States -- Biography.
Conservationists -- United States -- Biography.
Environmental protection -- Citizen participation.
Global warming.
Nature conservation -- Citizen participation.
Nature conservation -- Maine.
National parks and reserves -- Maine.
Endangered ecosystems.
Endangered species.
Polar bear -- Conservation.
Hybrid electric vehicles.
Sea turtles -- Conservation.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780061350290
Other Titles Dreamers, schemers, and millionaires who are saving our planet