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Acworth, Angus Whiteford

Simon Swynfen Jervis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1428 words.

Acworth, Angus Whiteford (1898–1981), financier and conservationist, was born on 20 October 1898 at Braeside, Shoot Up Hill, Cricklewood, London, the only son and second of the four...

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Adams, Ansel

William A. Turnage.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 3127 words.

Adams, Ansel (20 February 1902–22 April 1984), photographer and environmentalist, was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Charles Hitchcock Adams, a businessman, and Olive Bray....

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Adamson, Joy

Emily A. Haddad.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1156 words.

Adamson, Joy (20 January 1910–03 January 1980), writer and conservationist, was born Friederike Viktoria Gessner in Troppau, Austria, the daughter of Victor Gessner, a civil servant, and...

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Adamson, Joy [née Friederike Viktoria Gessner]

Mary R. S. Creese.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 840 words.

Adamson, Joy [née Friederike Viktoria Gessner] (1910–1980), conservationist and artist, was born on 20 January 1910 in Troppau, Silesia, the second of the three children of Viktor Gessner (dnull...

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The Akiing Ethic

John Hausdoerffer.

in Wildness

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 4151 words.

Based on an exploration of the question “what kind of ancestor do you want to be,” this chapter compares Aldo Leopold’s notions of wildness with those of White Earth Land Recovery Project...

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Albert, Eddie

Edward L. Lach, Jr..

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online March 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Theatre. 1100 words.

Albert, Eddie (22 April 1906–26 May 2005), actor and environmental activist, was born Edward Albert Heimberger in Rock Island, Illinois, the son of Frank Daniel Heimberger, a realtor, and...

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Albright, Horace Marden

Robert Cahn.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1204 words.

Albright, Horace Marden (06 January 1890–28 March 1987), park service director, was born in Bishop, California, the son of George Albright, a mining engineer, and Mary Marden. He graduated...

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Allen, Edward Tyson

Veronica June Bruce.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1162 words.

Allen, Edward Tyson (26 December 1875–27 May 1942), forester and conservationist, was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Oscar Dana Allen, a professor of analytical chemistry at the...

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Amphibians

Kristina A. Schierenbeck.

in Phylogeography of California

September 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 3163 words.

Anurans were common in western North America by the Paleocene, and Caudates were likely present by the Eocene. Both lineages are sensitive to changes in temperature and moisture, and...

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Arizona

William M. Alley and Rosemarie Alley.

in High and Dry

February 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 7516 words.

After examining one of the world’s worst case scenarios, the book turns to the state of Arizona that has one of the world’s more progressive groundwater management programs. After years of...

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