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Greenpeace: How a Group of Ecologists, Journalists, and Visionaries Changed the World

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Greenpeace: The Inside Story is the first comprehensive eye-witness account of the human drama behind the creation of the world's largest direct-action environmental group. Greenpeace founder and Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Rex Weyler brings us the amazing story of an idea that changed the world, and the adventures, clashes, pitfalls and heroics of the people who fough ...more
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published October 6th 2004 by Rodale Books (first published August 31st 2004)
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Natalie
Mar 17, 2008 Natalie rated it it was amazing
I am a complete hippie and all for animal rights, I have signed petitions for greenpeace and been in protests with people from greenpeace but never really had "info" on them. I read this book and totally loved every part, it really showed what greenpeace has done and how they have changed the world. I recommend this book for everyone:D!
Lucy.Goosey
Dec 08, 2014 Lucy.Goosey rated it really liked it
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So far, Weyler's account of the beginnings of Greenpeace has been a well-written and engaging journey. I'm reading this book to gain perspective on Greenpeace for my PhD thesis, and it has been incredibly useful because of the solid details and knowledge of the author. There is so much to this book that it is difficult to simply say that it is an interesting historical account. It is also a fascinating discussion of belief, spirituality, social dynamics, politics, and why different types of peop ...more
Pete daPixie
Dec 09, 2008 Pete daPixie rated it liked it
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Having been a member of this august body for years, it was good to read how the organisation came into being and why. Greenpeace, perhaps the greatest single achievement of sixties hippydom.
Philippa
Jul 15, 2012 Philippa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Greenpeace: An Insider's Account
Rex Weyler
(Rodale)

Reviewed by Philippa Jamieson

Hands up who remembers a time before the word 'ecology' came into common use? Before protests against nuclear testing in the Pacific? Before Greenpeace became a household name? Movements for peace and the environment have been around for a long time, yet it was only thirty odd years ago that a radical group sprang up in Vancouver, fused the ideals of the two movements together with the name Greenpeace, and began a ser
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Ed
Apr 07, 2013 Ed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great, lively and interesting history of the origin of Greenpeace in the counterculture of Vancouver in the 70's. Written in a warm style that shows Rex's position as one of the more fundi founders of the organisation, it also shows the conflicts and tensions that inevitably follow success as Greenpeace campaigns made progress throughout the decade and transformed the way people thought about the environment. Despite these internal problems, the book provides inspiration in the remarkable impa ...more
Evelyn
Apr 02, 2014 Evelyn rated it it was amazing
This is such an interesting and well written history of Greenpeace from its origins, through the various campaigns and an array of interesting personalities along the way. I had no idea Greenpeace was formed by Quakers in response to nuclear testing. Many interesting facts. Well worth a read for anyone intersted in the environment.
Carolina
Jul 04, 2007 Carolina rated it it was amazing
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This book is much more than a chronicle of the environmental group. It also offers insight into the activism of the 60s: how close we came to fulfilling the glorious role of being ideal stewards of the land and wildlife, and how quickly it faded away through the 70s and 80s. It also puts into perspective the fact that we've been putting serious toxins into the world for about 60 years, which in the big picture lends hope to the idea that we can fix it.
Mike Norton
Aug 03, 2014 Mike Norton rated it it was amazing
Fascinating history of the formative period of an important organization. Wonderfully written in a narrative style, frequently gripping. Highly recommended.
Joel
Feb 26, 2012 Joel rated it liked it
Interesting but difficult to read at times. Interesting coverage on whaling, seals, and nukes, with coverage on US issues.
Tia
Aug 13, 2010 Tia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting, it's about the very start of Greenpeace, which is a bit different to how it is now.
Elizabeth
Jan 10, 2013 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Part memoir, part organizational history and all good story.
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