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Legacy of Luna the Story of a Tree a Woman & the Struggle To Save the Redwoods

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On December 18, 1999, Julia Butterfly Hill's feet touched the ground for the first time in over two years, as she descended from "Luna," a thousand-year-old redwood in Humboldt County, California.

Hill had climbed 180 feet up into the tree high on a mountain on December 10, 1997, for what she thought would be a two- to three-week-long "tree-sit." The action was intended to stop Pacific Lumber, a division of the Maxxam Corporation, from the environmentally destructive process of clear-cutting the ancient redwood and the trees around it. The area immediately next to Luna had already been stripped and, because, as many believed, nothing was left to hold the soil to the mountain, a huge part of the hill had slid into the town of Stafford, wiping out many homes.

Over the course of what turned into an historic civil action, Hill endured El Nino storms, helicopter harassment, a ten-day siege by company security guards, and the tremendous sorrow brought about by an old-growth forest's destruction. This story — written while she lived on a tiny platform eighteen stories off the ground — is one that only she can tell.

Twenty-five-year-old Julia Butterfly Hill never planned to become what some have called her — the Rosa Parks of the environmental movement. She never expected to be honored as one of Good Housekeeping's "Most Admired Women of 1998" and George magazine's "20 Most Interesting Women in Politics," to be featured in People magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People of the Year" issue, or to receive hundreds of letters weekly from young people around the world. Indeed, when she first climbed into Luna, she had no way of knowing the harrowing weather conditions and the attacks on her and her cause. She had no idea of the loneliness she would face or that her feet wouldn't touch ground for more than two years. She couldn't predict the pain of being an eyewitness to the attempted destruction of one of the last ancient redwood forests in the world, nor could she anticipate the immeasurable strength she would gain or the life lessons she would learn from Luna. Although her brave vigil and indomitable spirit have made her a heroine in the eyes of many, Julia's story is a simple, heartening tale of love, conviction, and the profound courage she has summoned to fight for our earth's legacy.

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"Visiting Julia Butterfly was one of the most remarkable experiences of my life." Joan Baez

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"A page-turner...a book to read and then to lend to others...an inspiring, great, true tale." Los Angeles Times

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"Timely and inspiring." People Magazine

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"Straightforward, honest, disarming, and a good read." Portland Oregonian

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"Julia gives such special shine to the word possible. I think better and with sweeter resolve knowing such as she dances in the trees....Julia answers the question: 'Can one person make a difference?'....Here are some recipes for the human community to inspire anyone to action towards peace and justice." Patch Adams

About the Author

Julia Butterfly Hill, twenty-six, is a writer, a poet, and an activist. She helped found the Circle of Life Foundation to promote the sustainability, restoration, and preservation of life. The foundation is sponsored by the nonprofit Trees Foundation, which works toward the conservation and preservation of forest ecosystems. Hill has been the recipient of many honors and awards, and is a frequent speaker for environmental conferences around the world.

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ISBN:
9780062516589
Subtitle:
The Story of a Tree, a Woman and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods
Author:
Hill, Julia Butterfly
Author:
Hill, Julia
Publisher:
HarperOne
Subject:
General
Subject:
California
Subject:
Women
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Specific Groups
Subject:
Regional Subjects - West
Subject:
Logging
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Environmentalists
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Lumbering
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Redwood
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Specific Groups - General
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General Biography
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Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20000322
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.58x6.40x1.13 in. 1.34 lbs.

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"Review" by , "Visiting Julia Butterfly was one of the most remarkable experiences of my life."
"Review" by , "A page-turner...a book to read and then to lend to others...an inspiring, great, true tale."
"Review" by , "Timely and inspiring."
"Review" by , "Straightforward, honest, disarming, and a good read."
"Review" by , "Julia gives such special shine to the word possible. I think better and with sweeter resolve knowing such as she dances in the trees....Julia answers the question: 'Can one person make a difference?'....Here are some recipes for the human community to inspire anyone to action towards peace and justice."
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