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The Fight to Save the Redwoods
A History of the Environmental Reform, 1917—1978
Susan R. Schrepfer


The roots of California's Save-the-Redwoods League and the Sierra Club

"Anyone involved in current environmental debate and action will find The Fight to Save the Redwoods   an important and useful history of the conservation movement."—Environment

"This is not a simple or ordinary history of a conservation crusade. Schrepfer very ably traces the changes in scientific wisdom from nineteenth-century romanticism and teleological evolutionism to more current ecological dynamism—and the influence of those intellectual developments on political history. . . . The subject is important—much broader than the title suggests—and so is the book."—American Historical Review

"It will be informative even to those who were deeply involved in the redwood wars—on either side."—California History

Susan R. Schrepfer is associate professor of history at Rutgers University.


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the cover of Save the Redwoods is green, with a green tinted photo of a stand of redwoods.

September 2001
LC: 81-069828 SD
358 pp.    6 1/4 x 9 1/2

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