Parks for the People: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted (Paperback)

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Parks for the People: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted (Paperback)

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Growing up on a Connecticut farm in the 1800s, Frederick Olmsted loved roaming the outdoors. A contest to design the nation’s first city park opened new doors for Olmsted when his winning design became New York’s Central Park, just one of Olmsted's ideas that changed our nation's cities. Award-winning author Julie Dunlap brings Olmsted to life in this wonderful biography.
Julie Dunlap is a freelance writer and researcher, focusing on the relationships of children and adults with the natural environment. Her Ph.D. research at Yale University focused on children’s attitudes and beliefs about wildlife, and her postdoctoral work at Yale examined environmental education at zoos and aquariums. Her writing accomplishments include articles, essays, and online courses on wildlife, nature, and environmental history. Julie’s children’s books have been honored with a Teacher’s Choice Award from Learning Magazine, a Parents’ Choice Recommended selection, a KIND Children’s Honor Book award, a Washington Post Kids Book of the Week, and a Junior Library Guild Selection. When Julie is not reading or writing, she enjoys hiking with her family or volunteering for the Audubon Society of Central Maryland as their Schoolyard Habitat Grant Coordinator.
Product Details ISBN: 9781555914707
ISBN-10: 1555914705
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
Publication Date: November 1st, 2011
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Conservation Adventurers