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The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2008

    The Legancy of Luna

    When I first started reading the book I was not into it. But, after a few pages I started to enjoy the book. It's amazing how one person can change so much. How if you just stand up for something you believe in you can change it. I loved reading about her battles with talk show people and with the company workers. Plus, you really learn what is happening to our forests around the world not just in California. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in enviromental issues.

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  • Posted September 26, 2009

    A Wake Up Call

    Julia Butterfly Hill's personal account of a tree sit details the harsh world of a tree sit. She shows how much we need our Earth and how much we are letting it down. Hill talks about how companies such as Pacific Lumber think only short term and how actions greatly affect our future. In this I realized that many people think the same way, only focusing on the present. The writing is a little weak at times but Hill makes up for this with as much emotion she puts into other parts. This is a very interesting read for all, both environmentalists and not.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2000

    Worthy of an Honest Read

    With all the physics-related book right now on the science/nature top tens, its good to see this title. I'm one of those persons who had a bit of a problem with the 'new age' tone and anthropomorphic tendencies in this book, but I've come to the conclusion that there are many worthy fronts right now in the conservation/biodiversity battle and certain Ms. Butterfly's must be considered one of them. If one considers other heartistic books about the value of preservation-- like Goodall's Reason for Hope or Johnson and Coates Nabokov's Blues (no pun intended with the 'butterfly' here)-- one realizes that mainline scientists and activists, no matter how different in spirit and language, still share this heartistic drive to save what is left of natural environments. I think if one read Legacy of Luna with an open mind one can actually come away with a convincing experience and perhaps learn something too, if one has been too used to reading the arguments for conservation only from experts, scientists or celebrities. Give it a go.

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