Politics, Pollution, and Pandas (Hardcover)

An Environmental Memoir

By Russell E. Train

Island Press, 9781559632867, 384pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2003

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About the Author

Russell E. Train, was chairman emeritus of the World Wildlife Fund, has led a remarkable life in conservation and environmental politics. Though many of his contributions have been unsung, Train was the catalyst for many of the nation's most important positive environmental policies that remain with us today. In the current political climate, where party divisions are so sharp and environmental concerns are so often shunted aside, Train's journey as a life-long Republican and an ardent conservationist is an inspiring story.



Praise For Politics, Pollution, and Pandas: An Environmental Memoir

"This is an adventure story—not among the wild animals he knows so well but among the politicians as he pioneered the efforts to conserve our wildlife, our natural resources, and the very atmosphere that supports us all. It is a history invaluable to those interested in the preservation of our environment; a matter in which we all should be concerned and involved."

— Walter Cronkite

"Train has produced a thoughtful and insightful account of a remarkable public career, an account which reflects very fairly the effort during my presidency to strike a balance among the nation's economic, energy, and environmental needs."

— President Gerald R. Ford