Strangely Like War: The Global Assault on Forestsby Derrick Jensen, George Draffan
About three-quarters of the world's original forests have been cut, mostly over the course of the past century, according to forest activists Jensen and Draffan. They describe how multinational companies legally and illegally loot forests around the world, posing major dangers to the global environment and to the people and animals that rely on the forests for their lives. Increasing globalization and wood product consumption have only increased the problem in recent years, they say. Instead, what is needed is to hand back the forests to their indigenous inhabitants. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Meet the Author
Derrick Jensen is the prize-winning author of A Language Older than Words, The Culture of Make Believe, Listening to the Land, Strangely Like War, Welcome to the Machine, and Walking on Water. He was one of two finalists for the 2003 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, which cited The Culture of Make Believe as "a passionate and provocative meditation on the nexus of racism, genocide, environmental destruction and corporate malfeasance, where civilization meets its discontents." He writes for The New York Times Magazine, Audubon, and The Sun Magazine among many others. He is an environmental activist and lives on the coast of northern California.
George Draffan is a forest activist, public interest investigator, and corporate muckraker. He is the author of The Elite Consensus, A Primer on Corporate Power, and co-author of Railroads & Clearcuts. For the past fifteen years he has provided research services and training to citizens and public interest groups that are investigating and challenging corporate power. Some of his work can be found at Endgame, a project of the Public Information Network (www.endgame.org).
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