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The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins
Publication date April 1, 2001
Pages 288
Binding Paperback
Edition 1 reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780062516596
ISBN-10 0062516590
Dimensions 0.75 by 8.25 by 6.25 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $14.99
Summaries and Reviews
The courageous environmentalist who has lived in the branches of a thousand-year-old redwood tree since December 1997 to protest strip logging of the Headwaters Redwood Forest tells her story, including details of surviving El Ni$o storms, helicopter harassment, and a siege by company security. Reprint. 50,000 first printing. (view table of contents) description: Product Description:

On December 18, 1999, Julia Butterfly Hill's feet touched the ground for the first time in over two years, as she descended from "Luna," a thousandyear-old redwood in Humboldt County, California.

Hill had climbed 180 feet up into the tree high on a mountain on December 10, 1997, for what she thought would be a two- to three-week-long "tree-sit." The action was intended to stop Pacific Lumber, a division of the Maxxam Corporation, from the environmentally destructive process of clear-cutting the ancient redwood and the trees around it. The area immediately next to Luna had already been stripped and, because, as many believed, nothing was left to hold the soil to the mountain, a huge part of the hill had slid into the town of Stafford, wiping out many homes.

Over the course of what turned into an historic civil action, Hill endured El Nino storms, helicopter harassment, a ten-day siege by company security guards, and the tremendous sorrow brought about by an old-growth forest's destruction. This story-written while she lived on a tiny platform eighteen stories off the ground-is one that only she can tell.

Twenty-five-year-old Julia Butterfly Hill never planned to become what some have called her-the Rosa Parks of the environmental movement. Shenever expected to be honored as one of Good Housekeeping's "Most Admired Women of 1998" and George magazine's "20 Most Interesting Women in Politics," to be featured in People magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People of the Year" issue, or to receive hundreds of letters weekly from young people around the world. Indeed, when she first climbed into Luna, she had no way of knowing the harrowing weather conditions and the attacks on her and her cause. She had no idea of the loneliness she would face or that her feet wouldn't touch ground for more than two years.

1 edition from Harper San Francisco (April 1, 2000)
9780062516589 | details & prices | 256 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $25.00
About: The author recounts the events of the two years she spent living in the branches of a thousand-year-old redwood tree to protest clear-cutting of the Headwaters Redwood Forest.
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1 reprint edition from Harpercollins (April 1, 2001)
9780062516596 | details & prices | 288 pages | 8.25 × 6.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $14.99
About: The author recounts the events of the two years she spent living in the branches of a thousand-year-old redwood tree to protest clear-cutting of the Headwaters Redwood Forest.

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