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Author Smith, Joan Irvine.

Title A California woman's story / Joan Irvine Smith ; essay by Jean Stern ; foreword by Maria Shriver ; preface by Donald Bren ; prologue by James Irvine Swinden.

Imprint Irvine, Calif. : The Irvine Museum, c2006.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Oversized    979.496 SMI    Available
Description 475 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.), ports. ; 32 cm.
Summary Joan Irvine Smith is the great-granddaughter of James Irvine, who assembled about 120,000 acres of what is now Orange County, California, to form the Irvine Ranch. Smith's reverence for California's native plants and animals inspired her to become an environmental activist. She also donated the land for what became the University of California at Irvine, and continues to fund numerous environmental, cultural, and historical endeavors, such as the search for new treatments for spinal cord injury.--From publisher description.
Subject Smith, Joan Irvine.
Irwin family.
Irvine Company -- History.
Environmentalists -- California -- Orange County -- Biography.
Women environmentalists -- California -- Orange County -- Biography.
Philanthropists -- California -- Orange County -- Biography.
Women philanthropists -- California -- Orange County -- Biography.
Women art collectors -- California -- Orange County -- Biography.
Horsemen and horsewomen -- California -- Orange County -- Biography.
Nature conservation -- California -- Orange County.
Orange County (Calif.) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies -- 21st century.
Added Author Irvine Museum.
ISBN 9780971409279 (jacket)
0971409277 (jacket)

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