Noted historian Robin W. Winks offers an in-depth look at the life and accomplishments of Laurance Rockefeller. This deftly argued and gracefully written volume explains and explores Rockefeller's role in shaping the transition from traditional land conservation to a more inclusive environmentalism. Laurance S. Rockefeller: Catalyst for Conservation provides a broad interpretation of the history of environmental protection through the work of one of this country's most visionary conservationists.
Robin W. Winks is Randolph W. Townsend Jr., Professor of History and chair of the history department at Yale University. He is author of seventeen books, including the Pulitzer prize-nominated "Cloak and Gown: Scholars in the Secret War" and "Frederick S. Billings: A Life." Bruce Babbitt was the Secretary of Interior during the two terms of the Clinton administration and is a former governor of Arizona.