John Ripley Forbes and the Children's Nature Movement
by Gary Ferguson
published by John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve
- Once hailed by Time magazine as "the Johnny Appleseed of nature museums," John Ripley Forbes arguably did as much as anyone in history to keep the wonders of nature alive for America's children.
Through seven decades of passionate, tireless effort, Forbes helped create outdoor-based science and learning centers in more than 200 communities across the country.
Nature's Keeper chronicles the life of this extraordinary educator, from his teen years with renowned conservationist William Hornaday, to his celebrated "animal lending libraries" of the 1950s and 1960s, to his final preservation victories at the end of the twentieth century.
216 pages, 5.375 x 8.25 , 27 b/w photos, 1 color photos, 34 hardcovers per case, 64 softcovers per case
ISBN 10: 1-59152-085-1
ISBN 13: 978-1-59152-085-6
ISBN 10: 1-59152-086-X
ISBN 13: 978-1591520863