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Heaven Is Under Our Feet
     

Heaven Is Under Our Feet

by Don Henley, Dave Marsh (Editor)
 

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This is the book that commanded America's attention - and spearheaded the fight to save one of its natural treasures. Filled with moving, personal essays and edited by Don Henley and Dave Marsh, it is a call to arms for anyone who cares about our environment and the future of the earth.

In 1845, the father of the American environmental movement, Henry David

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This is the book that commanded America's attention - and spearheaded the fight to save one of its natural treasures. Filled with moving, personal essays and edited by Don Henley and Dave Marsh, it is a call to arms for anyone who cares about our environment and the future of the earth.

In 1845, the father of the American environmental movement, Henry David Thoreau, settled on the lush green shores of Walden Pond and began work on his creative masterpiece, Walden. In 1984, developers proposed an office building with parking for 500 cars on Brister's Hill, a historic site in Walden Woods. In 1990, Don Henley founded the Walden Woods Project - to save Brister's Hill and the rest of Walden Woods from development and destruction. This important book was written to help the Project - and to help preserve the historic integrity and natural beauty of Walden Woods.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
These 67 essays by luminaries together constitute the literary equivalent of a big benefit concert, raising money for and consciousness about the preservation of Thoreau's Walden Pond. (Dec.)
Library Journal
The literary equivalent of a benefit concert, this collection comprises more than 65 essays by name entertainers, authors, politicians, and environmental activists. Edited by singer/songwriter Henley and rock writer/civil rights' activist Marsh, it celebrates the dual themes of its literary/spiritual progenitor, Henry David Thoreau: respect for the earth and the pursuit of a moral center. It is also a fundraiser for the Walden Woods Project, a national nonprofit effort to acquire and preserve threatened portions of the 2,880-acre woods in which Thoreau did some of his most enduring communing. Despite the quality of many of the entries, their brevity and extreme variety limits the book's appeal to the informed environmentalist. On the other hand, the same variety, plus the celebrity and/or accomplishment of the contributors, could give it great appeal as an introductory text.-- Linn Prentis, Milford, Pa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425135464
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/01/1992
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.78(d)

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