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My green manifesto : down the Charles River in pursuit of a new environmentalism / David Gessner.

Book Book (2011.)
Description: 225 p. ; 22 cm.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Milkweed Editions, 2011.
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  • ISBN: 9781571313249 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1571313249 (pbk.)
  • Edition: 1st ed.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: The River Man -- The Source. A backyard wilds ; A new music ; The fire this time ; Fighting words -- A Limited Wild. Environmental extremists ; The myth of Dan ; A larger fight ; The wild west ; The Irish alehouse -- Transformation. The vision thing ; Bird men ; Antaeus ; Island boys ; Dan's river ; Flight -- Independence Day. Henry's river ; Hey, hey, we're the monkeys ; Fireworks ; Beyond -- The End of the World.
Summary: Inspired by a journey across country and down river, the author makes the case for a new environmentalism. In a call to arms that spans from the Cape Wind Project to the Monkey Wrench Gang, he considers why we do or do not fight to protect and restore wilderness, and reminds us why it is time to join the fray. Though environmental awareness is on the rise, our march toward ecological collapse continues. What was once a movement based primarily on land preservation, endangered species, and policy reform is now a fractured mess of back-to-the-landers, capitalist "green lifestyle" vendors, technology worshipers, and countless special interest groups. Known as an environmental advocate reminiscent of Edward Abbey (Library Journal), the author rebels against this fragmented environmentalism and holier-than-thou posturing. He also suggests that global problems, though real, are disempowering. While introducing us to Dan Driscoll, a regular guy fighting a local fight for a limited wilderness, he argues instead for a movement focused on local issues and grounded in a more basic, more holistic, and ultimately more effective defense of home. -- Provided by publisher.


Gessner, David. "My green manifesto : down the Charles River in pursuit of a new environmentalism." Minneapolis, Minn. : Milkweed Editions, 2011.

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