Mightier Hudson

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Mightier Hudson

The Spirited Revival of a Treasured Landscape

By Roger D. Stone

Lyons Press, Hardcover, 9780762763955, 264pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2012

Description
The amazing story of the transformation of the Hudson River; atale of environmental, economic, cultural and political success.


About the Author
Roger D. Stone, environmentalist, journalist, author, and nonprofit executive, has had an eventful career, focusing ever more sharply in recent years on linkages between economics and the environment. Stone began his career at Time Magazine where he undertook varied assignments including service as correspondent and news bureau chief in San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, and Paris, and as assistant to the president of Time Incorporated. His first book, Dreams of Amazonia (Viking/Penguin 1985) was called "First rate" and "masterful." More recently, as a WWF vice president and since 1994 as founder and president of the nonprofit Sustainable Development Institute, he has produced four other well received books on environmental-economic connections with an emphasis on tropical forests and seacoasts. Among them: The Voyage of the Sanderling (Knopf 1990), The Nature of Development (Knopf 1992), and Tropical Forests and the Human Spirit (University of California Press 2001). A resident of Washington, DC, Stone also publishes the nonprofit newsletter Atlantic CoastWatch. He is a member of the External Advisory Board for Yale's multi-disciplinary Institute for Biospheric Studies, and serves on numerous other boards and committees.


Praise For Mightier Hudson

The historic Hudson River Valley is unquestionably one of America's
> most storied places, but over the years it had been much abused. Now,
> as Roger Stone tells us in The Mightier Hudson, communities up and
> down the river are creatively using its natural and cultural resources
> to build a new economy designed to sustain both those resources and
> the livelihoods of the people who live there. By effectively putting
> the lie to the false choice between economic progress and
> environmental protection, it is an important and uplifting story that
> should be read, and applied, by those living in communities along
> waterways everywhere.
>
> Richard Moe, President Emeritus, National Trust for Historic
> Preservation
>
The historic Hudson River Valley is unquestionably one of America's
> most storied places, but over the years it had been much abused. Now,
> as Roger Stone tells us in The Mightier Hudson, communities up and
> down the river are creatively using its natural and cultural resources
> to build a new economy designed to sustain both those resources and
> the livelihoods of the people who live there. By effectively putting
> the lie to the false choice between economic progress and
> environmental protection, it is an important and uplifting story that
> should be read, and applied, by those living in communities along
> waterways everywhere.
>
> Richard Moe, President Emeritus, National Trust for Historic
> Preservation
>