Confessions of an Eco-Warrior

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A book that will set the course for the environmental movement for years to come, Confessions of an Eco-Warrior is an inspiring ecological call to arms by America's foremost and most controversial environmental activist. "Rude and brilliant. Read it and you will see the future".--William Kittredge.

A book that will set the course for the environmental movement for years to come, Confessions of an Eco-Warrior is an inspiring ecological call to arms by America's ...

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Overview

A book that will set the course for the environmental movement for years to come, Confessions of an Eco-Warrior is an inspiring ecological call to arms by America's foremost and most controversial environmental activist. "Rude and brilliant. Read it and you will see the future".--William Kittredge.

A book that will set the course for the environmental movement for years to come, Confessions of an Eco-Warrior is an inspiring ecological call to arms by America's foremost and most controversial environmental activist. "Rude and brilliant. Read it and you will see the future."--William Kittredge.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In light of environmentalist Foreman's arrest in 1989 in Tucson, Ariz., on sabotage-conspiracy charges and impending trial, the title seems enticing. But these 19 urgent essays aren't exactly ``confessions.'' Foreman, co-founder of the militant Earth First! movement, discusses his legal problems only to the extent of claiming he was framed. His aim here is, instead, to lecture on the importance of preserving and rehabilitating a disappearing wilderness. Earth is in crisis, stresses Foreman, and human hands must be restrained from mistreating the wilderness. Grizzlies and redwoods, in Foreman's realm, deserve at least as much status as humans. The author, who long ago lost faith in government protection of wilderness, seeks to restore passion to environmental groups and spur individuals to acts of civil disobedience when needed. Much of the book is familiar material but, with expected trial publicity, Foreman's important message should reach new ears. (Mar . )
Library Journal
Foreman, founder of the controversial environmental group EarthFirst! and coeditor with Bill Haywood of Ecodefense: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching (EarthFirst!, 1985), here reflects on his involvement with EarthFirst! and why he left the group last year. He also discusses his environmental philosophy and outlines a plan to change the National Wilderness Preservation System. While believing passionately in the idea that the Earth, not humanity, is the most important reason for conservation, he offers reassessments of some of the group's more notorious methods. This is environmental philosophy at its finest and should be read by everyone who cares about the future of the planet. Although it will be considered controversial by some, it is an excellent purchase for libraries providing balanced viewpoints on the conservation movement.-- Eva Lautemann, De Kalb Coll. Lib., Clarkston, Ga.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780517880586
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/1/1993
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
1. In Time of Crisis 1
2. Earth First! 11
3. Putting the Earth First 25
4. Who Speaks for Wolf? 37
5. The Arrogance of Enlightenment 51
6. The Wilderness Gene 55
7. Preserving the Wilderness Experience 59
8. The Destruction of Wilderness 69
9. My Heroes Used to Be Cowboys 87
10. Return of the Wolf 105
11. The Principles of Monkeywrenching 109
12. In Defense of Monkeywrenching 117
13. Is Tree Spiking Necessary? 149
14. Strategic Monkeywrenching 161
15. The Perils of Illegal Action 167
16. Some Thoughts on True Believers, Intolerance, Diversity ... and Ed Abbey 171
17. Dreaming Big Wilderness 177
18. Making the Most of Professionalism 193
19. Whither Earth First!? 213
Acknowledgments 221
Index 225
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2001

    A well documented arguement for deep ecology.

    The arguements are posed in an excellent manor and looks at both sides of the direct action debate. This book is more than worth reading it should be required reading.

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