Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy: The Activist Who Saved Nature from the Conservationists [PB]

by Furmansky, Dyana Z.
Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy: The Activist Who Saved Nature from the Conservationists [PB]
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Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy: The Activist Who Saved Nature from the Conservationists [PB]

by Furmansky, Dyana Z.

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Rosalie Edge (1877-1962) was the first American woman to achieve national renown as a conservationist. Dyana Z. Furmansky draws on Edge's personal papers and on interviews with family members and associates to portray an implacable, indomitable personality whose activism earned her the names “Joan of Arc” and “hellcat.” A progressive New York socialite and veteran suffragist, Edge did not join the conservation movement until her early fifties. Nonetheless, her legacy of achievements—called widespread and monumental by the New Yorker—forms a crucial link between the eras defined by John Muir and Rachel Carson. An early voice against the indiscriminate use of toxins and pesticides, Edge reported evidence about the dangers of DDT fourteen years before Carson's Silent Spring was published.

Today, Edge is most widely remembered for establishing Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, the world's first refuge for birds of prey. Founded in 1934 and located in eastern Pennsylvania, Hawk Mountain was cited…

ISBN: 9780820336763

Publisher: The University of Georgia Press

Year of Publication: 2010

Page Count: 312

Weight: 2 lb