By Anne Becher
A accomplished and numerous, award-winning choice of biographies of crucial figures in American environmentalism. As our surroundings alterations, and environmental matters turn into progressively more typical, this encyclopedia offers much-needed info at the key avid gamers within the environmental move.
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Adams attributed these changes to the increasing attempts by humans to control the forces of nature, compounded by the rapid technological advances of the time—which together made life more complicated. ” Winner also points out that Adams was concerned with environmental issues. He wrote, “Cities are now growing uninhabitable everywhere. The noise and wear are impossible. Paris is as bad as any. ” Adams suffered a cerebral thrombosis on April 24, 1912. He never entirely recovered but continued to travel and write.
Elias Velonis Amidon was born in Denver, Colorado, on September 12, 1944. His summers in upstate New York’s Columbia County were formative. ” After graduating from Antioch College in 1967 with a degree in literature, Amidon first sought to homestead on an island in British Columbia, living off the land as self-sufficiently as possible. But he soon realized he had more to learn in the human world, and he began a ten-year spiritual journey, studying with Sufis in Europe and India. This apprenticeship deepened both his skills in experiential education and his understanding of the spiritual roots of the E environmental crisis.
She centered her efforts on the quality of life of industrial workers and sought to abolish the urban miseries she saw daily, such as polluted and unsanitary neighborhoods, overcrowded tenements, inadequate schools, and unsafe working conditions. Hull House became a meeting ground for reformers and activists of all kinds, and Addams’s work paved the way for better conditions in urban work environments. Laura Jane Addams was born on September 6, 1860, in Cedarville, Illinois, to John Huy Addams and Sarah (Weber) Addams.