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The Greenpeace to Amchitka: An Environmental Odyssey

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Greenpeace is known around the world for its activism and education surrounding environmental and biodiversity issues. With a presence in more than 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Greenpeace is undoubtedly a dominant force in the realm of environmental activism.

This is the story of how Greenpeace came to be.

In September 1971, a small group o
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Arsenal Pulp Press
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Steven Teasdale
According to the butterfly effect, the flapping of a butterfly’s wings in China can ultimately result in a tornado in North America. That is, small variations in initial conditions of a given system can have large and unpredictible effects. The Greenpeace to Amchitka: An Environmental Odyssey demonstrates how a small act by a determined group of individuals begat the worldwide environmental organisation known as Greenpeace.

In 1972, a group of intrepid peaceniks from western Canada, along with a
Lisa Faye
I'm pretty sure I wouldn't last a month on a boat with Robert Hunter. He really annoys me. That being said, I think it's pretty amazing what these guys did and it's pretty amazing that they had so many amazing people at home supporting them. Whether they stopped the test from happening or not - no spoilers here! - they did inspire thousands, if not millions, of people and birth Greenpeace.

It is worth noting the glossing over of around women's issues in this book. A woman who thought of the idea
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