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Author Barnet, Andrea, author.

Title Visionary women : how Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters changed our world / Andrea Barnet.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Ecco, [2018]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    305.4092 BAR    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 514 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-464) and index.
Contents Age of wreckers and exterminators -- Rachel Carson -- Jane Jacobs -- Jane Goodall -- Alice Waters -- Hope in the shadows.
Summary This is the story of four visionaries who profoundly shaped the world we live in today. Together, these women showed what one person speaking truth to power can do. With a keen eye for historical detail, Andrea Barnet traces the arc of each woman's career and explores how their work collectively changed the course of history. Consummate outsiders, each prevailed against powerful and mostly male adversaries while also anticipating the disaffections of the emerging counterculture.
Subject Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964.
Jacobs, Jane, 1916-2006.
Goodall, Jane, 1934-
Waters, Alice.
Women -- Biography.
Biologists -- United States -- Biography.
Environmentalists -- United States -- Biography.
Community activists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Conservationists -- England -- Biography.
Women conservationists -- England -- Biography.
Primatologists -- England -- Biography.
Restaurateurs -- United States -- Biography.
Women cooks -- United States -- Biography.
Cooks -- United States -- Biography.
Women scientists -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
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