Let the Mountains Talk, Let the Rivers Run: A Call to Those Who Would Save the Earth

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This is the testament of one of the few authentic sages of our time. Brower's voice is passionate, perfectly cadenced, humorous, and very wise. And original: while most writers point to where we are, this one draws the map.?Edward O. Wilson, author, The Diversity of Life and Naturalist

Credited with galvanizing an entire generation of environmentalists in the 60's, David Brower, the highly respected "archdruid" of the modern environmental movement, recalls with wit and wisdom ...

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Overview

This is the testament of one of the few authentic sages of our time. Brower's voice is passionate, perfectly cadenced, humorous, and very wise. And original: while most writers point to where we are, this one draws the map.?Edward O. Wilson, author, The Diversity of Life and Naturalist

Credited with galvanizing an entire generation of environmentalists in the 60's, David Brower, the highly respected "archdruid" of the modern environmental movement, recalls with wit and wisdom his 50 years of controversial activism and offers an inspired strategy for the next generation of "those who would save the Earth."

In this intelligent and engaging chronicle of his years as an agitatator for the planet, Brower points out the irony that since the first Earth Day 25 years ago, we've lost one-seventh of the world's productive land to pollution, clearcutting, and pavement-and our population has doubled! From the politics of preserving the environment and how to use New York-style PR to save tigers and dolphins, to reengineering cities, the future of hypercars, and his vision for the Earth Corps, Brower takes us on a sweeping journey of what has been and what could be if we apply CPR (Conservation, Preservation, Restoration) to our wounded world. Printed on entirely tree-free kenaf paper, Let the Mountains Talk, Let the Rivers Run follows its own prescription for saving the world's forests.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CPR for the Earth: An Invitation

PART I: OPPORTUNITIES

1. Seeing and Remembering

2. Climbing Mountains

3. The Bristlecone Pine

4. Visions of a Wild Century

PART II: SOLUTIONS

5. Havens

6. Cities with Boundaries

7.Eco-Preserves

8. Forest Revolution

9. More Monks

10. Hypercars

PART III: RESTORATION

11. A World Restored

12. Making a Difference

13. The CPR Service

14. What will it Cost?

15. The Cure for What Ails Us

PART IV: WILDNESS

16. Where the Wilderness Is

17. Listening to Mountains

18. Rachel Carson's Pelicans

19. Neat Tricks

PART V: SAVING THE EARTH

20. The Third Planet: Operating Instructions

21. Unwise Misuse

22. Rule Number 6 Revisited

23. Let Heaven and Nature Sing

24. For Those Who Would Save the Earth

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865714113
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/28/2000
  • Series: New Society Classics Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 8.08 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
CPR for the Earth: An Invitation 1
Pt. I Opportunities
Seeing and Remembering 11
Climbing Mountains 20
The Bristolecone Pine 28
Visions of a Wild Century 31
Pt. II Solutions
Havens 41
Cities with Boundaries 47
Eco-Preserves 51
Forest Revolution 61
More Monks 77
Hypercars 80
Pt. III Restoration
A World Restored 91
Making a Difference 99
The CPR Service 108
What Will It Cost? 117
The Cure for What Ails Us 122
Pt. IV Wildness
Where the Wilderness Is 131
Listening to Mountains 135
Rachel Carson's Pelicans 142
Neat Tricks 148
Pt. V Saving the Earth
The Third Planet: Operating Instructions 155
Unwise Misuse 160
Rule Number 6 Revisited 167
Let Heaven and Nature Sing 173
For those Who would Save the Earth 177
Afterword 197
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