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The Legacy of Luna by Julia Butterfly Hill
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Julia Butterfly Hill spent 2 years living in a redwood tree called Luna to save the tree from being logged and to raise awareness of the issues surrounding unsustainable logging practices (clear-cutting, burning, deforestation, etc.). A complete neophyte when she did her first tree-sit, Julia gradually educated herself on all of the issues and became a prominent name/figure in the activist movement. Although she faced many hardships and dangers and suffered privations while she was “in-tree” she managed to keep (most of the time) a level head and to speak and deal fairly and with compassion to loggers, law enforcement agents, and representatives sent by the logging company. Her struggle and her message eventually reached news agencies and brought awareness to a much wider audience – spurring other activists and people to fight for the forests. An inspiring story of Julia’s time in Luna. Not only will you learn what it’s like to live in a tree for an extended period of time, but you’ll become familiar with forest ecology and current logging practices.

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Arminzerella I got this book at least 10 years ago and only just now got around to reading it. That's the story of so many of the books on the to-read shelf (of things I actually own). Library books are so much more pressing because of the due dates. And the recent enthusiasm of having just discovered them.

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