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Acworth, Angus Whiteford (1898–1981), financier and conservationist

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...

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....

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...

Adamson, Joy [née Friederike Viktoria Gessner] (1910–1980), conservationist and artist

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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Arsenic

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). 4205 words.

This chapter begins with what has been called “the largest poisoning of a population in history,” as a result of arsenic poisoning from wells in Bangladesh and West Bengal, India. The...

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Asia

Raymond Pierotti and Brandy R. Fogg.

in The First Domestication

November 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 6657 words.

This chapter discusses the history of humans and canids in Asia. The history of Western civilization reveals a long-standing tradition of demonizing or dehumanizing other peoples,...

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Audubonian Sketches

R[obert] W. Shufeldt.

in Spare the Birds!

August 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 3488 words.

This chapter reproduces Robert W. Shufeldt's (1850–1934) description of Audubon's early drawings in The Audubon Magazine (volume 1, issue 12 [January 1887] and volume 2, issue 1 [February...

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Back to Nature

Benjamin Heber Johnson.

in Escaping the Dark, Gray City

April 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 9813 words.

This chapter demonstrates how conservationists pursued their central goal—a material balance and psychic renewal with a nature they thought endangered—in private lives as well as public...

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Back to the Future

John N. Kittinger, Joshua E. Cinner, Shankar Aswani and Alan T. White.

in Marine Historical Ecology in Conservation

December 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 10980 words.

In many parts of the world, marine resource governance systems include aspects of customary marine tenure and traditional sociocultural institutions for resource management. These practices...

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Badham, Molly Winifred (1914–2007), zoo proprietor and conservationist

Philip Carter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Ethical Issues and Debates; Natural world, Country Life, and Pets. 861 words.

Badham, Molly Winifred (1914–2007), zoo proprietor and conservationist, was born on 12 May 1914 at 3 Waterside, Evesham, Worcestershire, the daughter of Arthur James Badham (1889–1965),...

Baines, Sir Frank (1877–1933), architect and architectural preservationist

C. C. Pond.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1803 words.

Baines, Sir Frank (1877–1933), architect and architectural preservationist, was born at 1 Maria Terrace, Stepney, Middlesex, on 7 December 1877, the fourth child of Samuel Baines...

Baker, John Hopkinson

Geri E. Solomon.

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). 1214 words.

Baker, John Hopkinson (30 June 1894–21 September 1973), wildlife conservationist, was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the son of George Pierce Baker, a professor of dramatic literature at...

Baker, Richard Edward St Barbe (1889–1982), conservationist

Richard Burleigh.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1020 words.

Baker, Richard Edward St Barbe (1889–1982), conservationist, was born on 9 October 1889 at West End, near Southampton, the eldest of five children of John Richard St Barbe Baker,...

Balharry, Richard [Dick] (1937–2015), environmental campaigner and conservationist

Des Thompson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1651 words.

Balharry, Richard [Dick] (1937–2015), environmental campaigner and conservationist, was born on 3 September 1937 at 36 Dronley Terrace, Muirhead of Liff, near Dundee, the son of David...

Banned

Frederick Rowe Davis.

November 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 288 pages.

Rachel Carson's eloquent book Silent Spring stands as one of the most important books of the twentieth century and inspired important and long-lasting changes in environmental science and...

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