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The Dreamers, Schemers, and Millionaires Who Are Saving Our Planet
By Edward Humes

On Sale 3/3/09 from Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Hardcover - $25.99
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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Monkey Girl comes the story of the remarkable visionaries who have quietly dedicated their lives and their fortunes to saving the planet from ecological destruction.

“[Eco Barons] offers encouraging, often inspirational, profiles of nearly a dozen would-be planet savers....[Humes’s] urgent message is clear: we must all strive to become ‘eco barons’ in our own right if we are to save Planet Earth.” – NEW YORK TIMES

“These profiles are lessons in the lasting power of conservation, which, even more than corporate profits, remains an essential part of the great American identity.” - E, THE ENVIRONMENTAL MAGAZINE

“[Eco Barons] will dramatically expand your sense of what you can do for the environment!” - Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and Deep Economy

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Edward Humes

Book Tour dates and selected publicity:


Tuesday, March 03, 6:30 PM

New York Public LIbrary - Main branch

5th Ave. & 42nd St., Manhattan

Wednesday, March 04, 6:00 PM

New York Public LIbrary - Mulberry St. branch

10 Jersey St., New York, NY

Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 PM

ALOUD at the LA Central Library

Central Library, 630 W 5th St., Los Angeles

Thursday, March 12, 7:00 PM


695 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA, 91101

Saturday, March 14, 1:00 PM

Tucson Festival of Books

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Monday, March 16, 7:00 PM

Book Passage

51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera, CA

Friday, March 20, 12:00 PM

Google Inc

604 Arizona Avenue, Santa Monica, CA, 0000090401

Thursday, March 26, 7:00 PM

Barnes & Noble

6326 E. Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA

Friday, April 17, 6:30 PM

San Francisco Public Library

100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102

Saturday, April 25, Time TBD


Main Campus, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Banner photo by Michael Van Woert, Edward Humes Photo by David P. Bayles