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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 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 Runfollows 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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780865714113
Subtitle:
A Call to Those Who Would Save the Earth
Author:
Brower, David Ross
Author:
Brower, David Ross
Author:
Brower, David
Author:
Chapple, Steve
Publisher:
New Society Publishers
Location:
Gabriola Island, B.C.
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Natural Resources
Subject:
Environmental protection
Subject:
Environmentalism
Subject:
Environmentalists
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Series:
New Society Classics
Series Volume:
no. 10
Publication Date:
20000401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
0.00 x 0.00 in

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