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The Man Who Built the Sierra Club: A Life of David Brower

Robert Wyss


David Brower (1912–2000) was a central figure in the modern environmental movement. His leadership, vision, and elegant conception of the wilderness forever changed how we approach nature. In many ways, he was a twentieth-century Thoreau. Brower transformed the Sierra Club into a national force that challenged and stopped federally sponsored projects that would have dammed the Grand Canyon and destroyed hundreds of millions of acres of our nation’s wilderness. To admirers, he was tireless, passionate, visionary, and unyielding. To opponents and even some supporters, he was contentious and pola ... More

Keywords: Environmental movement, Sierra Club, John Muir, Grand Canyon, Advocacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231164467
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231164467.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Wyss, author
University of Connecticut