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Last Stand [electronic Resource]

Ted Turner's Quest To Save A Troubled Planet

By Todd Wilkinson

Entrepreneur and media mogul Ted Turner has commanded global attention for his dramatic personality, his founding of CNN, his marriage to Jane Fonda, and his company's merger with Time Warner. But his green resume has gone largely ignored, even while his role as a pioneering eco-capitalist means more to Turner than any other aspect of his legacy. He currently owns more than two million acres of private land (more than any other individual in America), and his bison herd exceeds 50,000 head, the largest in history. He donated $1 billion to help save the UN, and has recorded dozens of other firsts with regard to wildlife conservation, fighting nukes, and assisting the poor. He calls global warming the most dire threat facing humanity, and says that the tycoons of the future will be minted in the development of green, alternative renewable energy. Last Stand goes behind the scenes into Turner's private life, exploring the man's accomplishments and his motivations, showing the world a fascinating and flawed, fully three-dimensional character. From barnstorming the country with T. Boone Pickens on behalf of green energy to a pivotal night when he considered suicide, Turner is not the man the public believes him to be. Through Turner's eyes, the reader is asked to consider another way of thinking about the environment, our obligations to help others in need, and the grave challenges threatening the survival of civilization.

Format: Ebook
Author: Wilkinson, Todd
Summary: Entrepreneur and media mogul Ted Turner has commanded global attention for his dramatic personality, his founding of CNN, his marriage to Jane Fonda, and his company's merger with Time Warner. But his green resume has gone largely ignored, even while his role as a pioneering eco-capitalist means more to Turner than any other aspect of his legacy. He currently owns more than two million acres of private land (more than any other individual in America), and his bison herd exceeds 50,000 head, the largest in history. He donated $1 billion to help save the UN, and has recorded dozens of other firsts with regard to wildlife conservation, fighting nukes, and assisting the poor. He calls global warming the most dire threat facing humanity, and says that the tycoons of the future will be minted in the development of green, alternative renewable energy. Last Stand goes behind the scenes into Turner's private life, exploring the man's accomplishments and his motivations, showing the world a fascinating and flawed, fully three-dimensional character. From barnstorming the country with T. Boone Pickens on behalf of green energy to a pivotal night when he considered suicide, Turner is not the man the public believes him to be. Through Turner's eyes, the reader is asked to consider another way of thinking about the environment, our obligations to help others in need, and the grave challenges threatening the survival of civilization.
Title: Last stand [electronic resource] : Ted Turner's quest to save a troubled planet / Todd Wilkinson.
Publisher Date: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, c2013.
Subject: Turner, Ted. Businesspeople -- United States -- Biography Capitalists and financiers -- United States -- Biography Environmental responsibility -- United States BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous.
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Format: Ebook
Author: Wilkinson, Todd.
Summary: Entrepreneur and media mogul Ted Turner has commanded global attention for his dramatic personality, his founding of CNN, his marriage to Jane Fonda, and his company's merger with Time Warner. But his green resume has gone largely ignored, even while his role as a pioneering eco-capitalist means more to Turner than any other aspect of his legacy. He currently owns more than two million acres of private land (more than any other individual in America), and his bison herd exceeds 50,000 head, the largest in history. He donated $1 billion to help save the UN, and has recorded dozens of other firsts with regard to wildlife conservation, fighting nukes, and assisting the poor. He calls global warming the most dire threat facing humanity, and says that the tycoons of the future will be minted in the development of green, alternative renewable energy. Last Stand goes behind the scenes into Turner's private life, exploring the man's accomplishments and his motivations, showing the world a fascinating and flawed, fully three-dimensional character. From barnstorming the country with T. Boone Pickens on behalf of green energy to a pivotal night when he considered suicide, Turner is not the man the public believes him to be. Through Turner's eyes, the reader is asked to consider another way of thinking about the environment, our obligations to help others in need, and the grave challenges threatening the survival of civilization.
Title: Last stand [electronic resource] : Ted Turner's quest to save a troubled planet / Todd Wilkinson.
Publisher, Date: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, c2013.
Description: 1 online resource (371 p.)
Subjects: Turner, Ted.
Subjects: Businesspeople -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Capitalists and financiers -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Environmental responsibility -- United States
Subjects: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous.
Genre: Electronic books.
Notes: Includes index.
Notes: Description based on print version record.
Contents: The making of a green capitalist -- Empire of bison -- Survival -- My captain was aquaman -- The songs of the cranes -- The green capitalist at work -- Ted's side of the mountain -- Save the humans -- Flash point -- Ark of the underdogs -- Bloodlines -- Parting aspects.
Web Site: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=85CFA769-6A00-4F6C-BB69-C26FE74B1A79 Click here to check out and download.
Web Site: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=85CFA769-6A00-4F6C-BB69-C26FE74B1A79 Click here to check out and download.
ISBN: 9780762793181 (electronic bk.)
ISBN: 076279318X (electronic bk.)
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Call Number: HC102.5.T86 W538 2013eb