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Force of Nature: George Fell, Founder of the Natural Areas Movement
by Arthur Melville Pearson
foreword by Peter R. Crane
University of Wisconsin Press, 2020
eISBN: 978-0-299-31233-6 | Paper: 978-0-299-31234-3 | Cloth: 978-0-299-31230-5
Library of Congress Classification QH76.5.I5P43 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 333.7209773

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Winner of the Illinois State Historical Society Outstanding Achievement Award

Efforts to preserve wild places in the United States began with the allure of scenic grandeur: Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon. But what about the many significant natural sites too small or fragile to qualify as state or federal parks? Force of Nature reveals how George Fell initiated the natural areas movement to save those areas. Fell transformed a loose band of ecologists into The Nature Conservancy, drove the passage of the influential Illinois Nature Preserves Act, and helped spark allied local and national conservation organizations in the United States and beyond.
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