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"Muscular Enviornmentalism" explored with author David Gessner on This Green Earth

Leave It As It Is Book by David Gessner

On this episode of This Green Earth acclaimed nature writer David Gessner talks about his new book:  Leave It as It Is: A Journey Through Theodore Roosevelt's American Wilderness  The book is an honest account of Roosevelt's - at times - flawed and inconsistent relationship with nature, wildlife and, Native Americans.  But Roosevelt also believed in what Gessner calls "muscular environmentalism"; Nature and public lands as a source of physical, intellectual and emotional wellness.  As a result, He would save nearly 360,000 square miles of American land by the time he left office.