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Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman and 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 thousandyear-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. Shenever 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.

Review:

"[E]xtremely powerful...a courageous act of civil disobedience that places her squarely in the tradition of Thoreau." Publishers Weekly

Review:

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

Review:

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062516596
Author:
Hill, Julia Butterfly
Publisher:
HarperOne
Author:
Hill, Julia
Author:
by Julia Hill
Author:
by Julia Hill
Location:
San Francisco, Calif. :
Subject:
California
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Logging
Subject:
Old growth forest conservation.
Subject:
Women conservationists
Subject:
Luna
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Hill, Julia Butterfly
Subject:
Women conservationists - California -
Subject:
Biography-Political
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
3326
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.04x5.32x.70 in. .75 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "[E]xtremely powerful...a courageous act of civil disobedience that places her squarely in the tradition of Thoreau." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "A page-turner...a book to read and then to lend to others...an inspiring, great, true tale."
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