A Century Of Heroes

For most of history, humanity just struggled to survive in an unforgiving environment. Only in the past century or so did we start to dominate nature and overrun the planet. Rather than defend ourselves against nature, we began to realize, we needed to defend nature against ourselves. Thus was born the environmental movement. These pages recognize men and women who helped give us this awareness--and pointed the way to protecting the only home we have.

VISIONARIES

THEODORE ROOSEVELT 1858-1919

He may have carried a big stick in foreign policy, but Teddy Roosevelt's greatest accomplishment was domestic. Curbing the relentless private exploitation...

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