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Maathai, Wangari

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Works: 154 works in 313 publications in 7 languages and 16,985 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Folklore  Television programs  Documentary television programs  Maps  Juvenile works  Interviews  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: SB63.M22, 333.72092
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The challenge for Africa by Wangari Maathai ( Book )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Taking a view far from the dependent Africa typically portrayed by Western media, Maathai lays bare the complex and multi-layered culture of the continent, offering optimistic yet feasible ways to improve the quality of life that literally start from the ground up. Maathai analyzes the major impediments to development at three key levels--international, national, and individual. By stressing personal responsibility, Maathai focuses on what Africans can do for themselves to empower individual change at the community level
Dirt! the movie ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Featuring live action and animation, this movie examines the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to
The Green Belt Movement : sharing the approach and the experience by Wangari Maathai ( Book )
16 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[This book] is the story of the Green Belt Movement in Wangari Maathai's own words. It reveals the struggles and the structure of this extraordinary effort to reforest a vast region and free a people. [This] is the inspiring story of people working at the grassroots level to improve their environment and their country. Their story offers ideas about a new and hopeful future for Africa and the rest of the world. -Back cover
Replenishing the earth : spiritual values for healing ourselves and the world by Wangari Maathai ( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An impassioned call to heal the wounds of our planet and ourselves through the tenets of our spiritual traditions, from a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize It is so easy, in our modern world, to feel disconnected from the physical earth. Despite dire warnings and escalating concern over the state of our planet, many people feel out of touch with the natural world. Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai has spent decades working with the Green Belt Movement to help women in rural Kenya plant'and sustain'millions of trees. With their hands in the dirt, these women often find themselves empowered and "at home" in a way they never did before. Maathai wants to impart that feeling to everyone, and believes that the key lies in traditional spiritual values: love for the environment, self-betterment, gratitude and respect, and a commitment to service. While educated in the Christian tradition, Maathai draws inspiration from many faiths, celebrating the Jewish mandate tikkun olam ("repair the world") and renewing the Japanese term mottainai ("don't waste"). Through rededication to these values, she believes, we might finally bring about healing for ourselves and the earth. From the Trade Paperback edition
Nobelity ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at the world's most pressing problems through the eyes of Nobel laureates. Follow filmmaker Turk Pipkin in his journey to find enlightening answers about the kind of world our children and grandchildren will know
One peace at a time ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A film about a messed up world ... and how we could fix it. Join Turk Pipkin as he chronicles the model Indian orphanages of the Miracle Foundation, family planning initiatives with Thailand's Mechai Viravaidya, Ethiopian water projects with A Glimmer of Hope, and Architecture for Humanity's global design challenge for communities in need in the Himalayas, the Amazon, and the slums of Nairobi
Taking root the vision of Wangari Maathai ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Taking Root tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy." -- Container
The little hummingbird by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A courageous hummingbird defies fear and expectations in her attempt to save the forest from fire. The illustrated story is supplemented by a natural and cultural history of hummingbirds, as well as an inspiring message from Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai. Based on a South American indigenous story
The challenge for Africa by Wangari Maathai ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Taking a view far from the dependent Africa typically portrayed by Western media, Maathai lays bare the complex and multi-layered culture of the continent, offering optimistic yet feasible ways to improve the quality of life that literally start from the ground up. Maathai analyzes the major impediments to development at three key levels--international, national, and individual. By stressing personal responsibility, Maathai focuses on what Africans can do for themselves to empower individual change at the community level
Planet Earth ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saving species: Many of the animals featured in the Planet Earth series are endangered so do we face an extinction crisis? Saving Species asks the experts if there really is a problem, looks at the reasons behind the declining numbers of particular animals and questions how we choose which species we want to conserve
Flight of the hummingbird by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hummingbirds symbolize wisdom and courage. This story has origins with the Quechan people of South America and the Haida of the North Pacific, the determined hummingbird challenges a raging fire that threatens the forest. The story reminds us all that power is not always about size. It is always about commitment
Climate refugees "the human face of climate change" ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"[E]xplore[s] the global human impact of climate change and its serious destabilizing effect on international politics. The film turns the distant concept of global warming into a concrete human problem with enormous worldwide consequences ... The film features a variety of leading scientists, relief workers, security consultants, and major political figures, including John Kerry and Newt Gingrich. Whether human-caused or a product of nature, the changing climate is already creating humanitarian disasters and will inevitably lead to worldwide political instability"--Container
Atlas des forêts dans le monde protéger, développer, gérer une ressource vitale by Joël Boulier ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Multipliant les points de vue et les échelles, les modes de représentation et les sources disponibles, cet ouvrage souligne l'importance et la diversité du fait forestier dans le monde et permet de mieux appréhender les grands enjeux : réchauffement climatique, biodiversité, préservation des forêts
Celle qui plante les arbres : autobiographie by Wangari Maathai ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prix Nobel de la paix en 2004, l'auteur raconte son parcours de militante : de l'élève précoce des missionnaires sur les hauts plateaux du Kenya à la doyenne de la chaire d'anatomie vétérinaire à l'Université de Nairobi, de la jeune femme emprisonnée à maintes reprises à la féministe, mère célibataire qui se bat pour la démocratie. Prix 2008 des lectrices de Elle, catégorie document
Solo il vento mi piegherà by Wangari Maathai ( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Italian and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maathai, the winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and a single mother of three, recounts her life as a political activist, feminist, and environmentalist in Kenya. Born in a rural village in 1940, she was already an iconoclast as a child, determined to get an education even though most girls were uneducated. We see her become the first woman both in East and Central Africa to earn a PhD and to head a university department in Kenya. We witness her numerous run-ins with the brutal Moi government; the establishment, in 1977, of the Green Belt Movement, which spread from Kenya across Africa and which helps restore indigenous forests while assisting rural women by paying them to plant trees in their villages; and how her courage and determination helped transform Kenya's government into the democracy in which she now serves.--From publisher description
Ongebroken : autobiografie by Wangari Maathai ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Autobiografie van de Keniaanse milieu- en politiek activiste die in 2004 de Nobelprijs voor de Vrede kreeg
Écologie ces catastrophes qui changèrent le monde by Virginie Linhart ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alors que nous mesurons aujourd'hui l'ampleur de la crise écologique, l'histoire des désastres qui ont ponctué les dernières décennies est peu connue. Surtout, on ne sait presque rien du soin mis par les autorités responsables à en minimiser les conséquences. Pourtant, au moment des faits, des lanceurs d'alerte ont immédiatement compris leur portée, et ont lutté pour émerger ce qui est devenu la conscience écologiste. Ce film raconte cette émergence. Pour la première fois, témoins et acteurs de ces événements dévoilent la manière dont des gouvernements et des entreprises, faisant preveu de lenteur et d'impréparation, ont choisi la dissimulation, voie le mensonge d'Etat, au mépris des conséquences pour les citoyens
Un défi pour l'Afrique : essai by Wangari Maathai ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 11th hour by Leila Conners Petersen ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the current conditions of humans and nature on Earth, and offers solutions and technologies for the future of the planet
Pour l'amour des arbres by Wangari Maathai ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le récit des combats de l'auteure, prix Nobel de la paix 2004. Elle est a la fois biologiste, enseignante, directrice de la Croix-Rouge kenyane, membre du Conseil national des femmes et ministre de l'environnement au Kenya depuis 2003. Elle a notamment fondé le Green belt movement, un programme de reforestation qui aide aussi à la création d'emplois pour les femmes
 
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Alternative Names
Maathai, Wangari Muta
Maathai, Wangari Muta 1940-
Maathai, Wangari Muta 1940-2011
Muta Maathai, Wangari 1940-2011
Wangari Maathai
マータイ, ワンガリ
Languages
English (141)
French (16)
Italian (5)
German (4)
Spanish (2)
Korean (1)
Dutch (1)
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