Wangari Maathai

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  • The Challenge for Africa by Wangari Maathai
    The Challenge for Africa (Paperback) Wangari Maathai

    In this urgent yet optimistic new work, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai provides a unique perspective on the fate of Africa. Informed by her three decades as an environmental activist and campaigner for democracy, The Challenge for Africa celebrates the enduring potential of the human spirit, and reminds us that change is always possible.

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  • The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono
    The Man Who Planted Trees (English, Hardback) Jean Giono, Michael McCurdy

    The unforgettable story of a tireless shepherd who plants 100 acorns a day over a span of 30 years, thus transforming the countryside and his community, is being reissued in this special 20th anniversary edition.

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  • Unbowed by Wangari Maathai
    Unbowed (English, Paperback) Wangari Maathai

    She tells of her numerous run-ins with the brutal government of Daniel arap Moi and of the political and personal reasons that compelled her, in 1977, to establish the Green Belt Movement, which spread from Kenya across Africa, and which helps restore indigenous forests while assisting rural women by paying them to plant trees in their villages.

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  • Replenishing The Earth by Wangari Maathai
    Replenishing The Earth (English, Paperback) Wangari Maathai

    An impassioned call to heal the wounds of our planet and ourselves through the tenets of our spiritual traditions draws inspiration from many faiths, celebrating and renewing their mandates to "repair the world."

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  • The Little Hummingbird by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
    The Little Hummingbird (English, Hardback) Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

    This inspiring children's book is based on a South American indigenous story about a courageous hummingbird who defies fear and expectations in her attempt to save the forest from fire. The illustrated story is supplemented by a natural and cultural history of hummingbirds, as well as an inspiring message from Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai. The evocative artwork by internationally renowned Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas complements this optimistic tale that encourages everyone to take responsibility for their home and the planet.

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  • Unbowed by Wangari Maathai
    Unbowed (English, Paperback) Wangari Maathai

    The recipient of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize describes her life as a feminist, political activist, and environmentalist in Kenya, detailing the 1977 establishment of the Green Belt Movement and her role in the transformation of Kenya's government.

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  • Green Belt Movement by Wangari Maathai
    Green Belt Movement (English, Paperback) Wangari Maathai

    Africa's future is the subject of fierce debate, with the media full of warnings about environmental and economic collapse. Development workers continue to create supposed solutions to the problems they see, with little effect and much controversy. While these outsiders haggle over projections and prophecies, Africans are working on a variety of small, grassroots projects that may change the...

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  • The Challenge for Africa by Wangari Maathai
    The Challenge for Africa (English, Paperback) Wangari Maathai

    In this groundbreaking work, the Nobel Peace Prize-winner and founder of the Green Belt Movement offers a new perspective on the troubles facing Africa today. Too often these challenges are portrayed by the media in extreme terms connoting poverty, dependence, and desperation. Wangari Maathai, the author of Unbowed, sees things differently, and here she argues for a moral revolution among...

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  • Flight of the Hummingbird by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
    Flight of the Hummingbird (English, Hardback) Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Wangari Maathai

    Hummingbirds have long been a symbol of wisdom and courage. In this charming story, a hummingbird makes a valiant effort to put out a raging fire that threatens her forest home ? trip after trip, her beak is filled each time with just a drop of water. Her efforts show her woodland companions that doing something ? anything ? is better than doing nothing at all. The hummingbird parable, which originates with the Quechuan people of South America, has become a talisman for environmentalists and activists worldwide committed to making meaningful change. This retelling, enlivened by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas' fabulous Haida-manga illustrations, is suitable for all ages of would-be activists. Although environmental responsibility often seems like an overwhelming task, The Flight of the Hummingbird shows how easy it is to start and how great the effect could be if everyone just did what they could.

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