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Biographical Dictionary of American and Canadian Naturalists and Environmentalists

Keir B. Sterling (Editor), George a. Cevasco (Editor), Richard A. Harmond (Editor)


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Casting a wide net, this volume provides personal and professional information on some 445 American and Canadian naturalists and environmentalists, who lived from the late 15th century to the late 20th century. It includes explorers who published works on the natural history of North America, conservationists, ecologists, environmentalists, wildlife management specialists, park planners, national park administrators, zoologists, botanists, natural historians, geographers, geologists, academics, museum scientists and administrators, military personnel, travellers, government officials, political figures and writers and artists concerned with the environment. Some of the subjects are well known. The accomplishments of others are little known.

Each entry contains a succinct but careful evaluation of the subject's career and contributions. Entries also include up-to-date bibliographies and information concerning manuscript sources.

Greenwood Press, 9780313230479, 960pp.

Publication Date: December 9, 1997

About the Author

KEIR B. STERLING is Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM) Historian for the Army. A long-time adjunct profesor of History at Pace University, he has also been visiting professor of the History of Science, University of Wisconsin and a National Science Foundation fellow.RICHARD HARMOND is Associate Professor of History at St. John's University.GEORGE A. CEVASCO is Associate Professor of English at St. John's University.LORNE HAMMOND is Adjunct Assistant Professor of History at University of Victoria and Historian at the Royal British Columbia Museum.