Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland

The story of a huge, largely hidden, and entirely unexpected conservation movement in America.

By Miriam Horn Read by Chris Ciulla Environmental & Agriculture / Nonfiction / Political Science English, Unabridged 11h 41m Sell Sheet
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Description
							Many of the men and women doing today's most consequential environmental work-restoring America's grasslands, wildlife, soil, rivers, wetlands, and oceans-would not call themselves environmentalists: they would be too uneasy with the connotations of that word. What drives them is their deep love of the land-the iconic terrain where explorers and cowboys, pioneers and riverboat captains forged the American identity. They feel a moral responsibility to preserve this heritage and natural wealth. 

Unfolding as a journey down the Mississippi River, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman tells the stories of five representatives of this stewardship movement: a Montana rancher, a Kansas farmer, a Mississippi riverman, a Louisiana shrimper, and a Gulf fisherman. In exploring the essential geographies they protect as well as their work and family histories, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman challenges pervasive and powerful myths about both American and environmental values.
Reviews

"Refreshingly, in what could have been an extremely political title, Horn and her subjects go out of their way to illustrate how it is only through taking an apolitical and far-reaching view of environmental issues that true success can be found...interesting, even revolutionary ways...to approach conservation issues." - Booklist

"All of these valiant men and women, writes the author, are fiercely protective of the land and sea and its bounty not only because these delicately balanced ecosystems directly support their livelihoods, but because there is also an enduring love of the land itself and an allegiance to preserve it...An optimistic journal of promise for the future." - Kirkus Reviews

"Horn's prose flows with the river north to south...[A]n essential read...fascinating." - Library Journal

"Horn's intimate profiles reveal undervalued environmental change makers while countering popular notions of what it means to be a conservationist." - Publishers Weekly