The Wildest Woman in America and the Fight for Cumberland Island

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"A combination of Henry David Thoreau and Jane Goodall, Carol [Ruckdeschel] is a self-taught scientist who has become a tireless defender of sea turtles on Cumberland Island, a national park off the coast of Georgia ... In recent years, Carnegie heirs and the National Park Service have clashed with Carol over the island's future. What happens when a dirt-poor naturalist with only a high-school diploma tries to stop one of the wealthiest families in America?"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [2014]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780802122582
Branch Call Number: 508.092 HARLAN
Characteristics: xvi, 307 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm


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Jun 03, 2015

Carol Ruckdeschel, the "Untamed" naturalist, has done an amazing job living her life the way she wanted while trying to save the turtles and Cumberland Island from man's destruction. She is a true inspiration to people who want to make a difference for the well-being of our planet. Will Harlan, thank you for sharing her life with us!


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