: A Field Guide to
"Great how-to book on destroying
everything...This book is entertaining even if you aren't using
it for ways to vent your frustration and anger towards big
business taking over your backyard" -- anonymous Review
book is for all of those people who still think nature is worth fighting
for. In a clear, instructive and humorous way Foreman guides us through
the endless possibilities of monkey wrenching for social change. As
Edward Abbey says in the Forward to this book, "Never was such a
book needed by so many, for such good reason, as here and now".
This statement sums it all up perfectly, remember this on your next walk
into the great outdoors. It's the little things that count. -- Anonymous
Ecodefense is one of the
most eye-opening books I've ever read. It's fictional counterpart, The
Monkey Wrench Gang, is equally good, but this tells you how you
can act on how you feel. If you feel that the environment is going to
hell and the government doesn't care, buy this book! -- Anonymous Review
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Essay by B. J. Bergman
Dave Foreman has hung up his monkey wrench, but the veteran
wilderness warrior stubbornly keeps on putting Earth first...
We're afloat, finally, easing into a delirious
languor, still upstream from Navajo Bridge and barely 20 miles below the
concrete monolith called Glen Canyon Dam. Hour One on the Colorado:
immensity is general, all is a blur of rock and water, sun and sky and
anticipation. There's no sign yet of the fabled rapids; we're just
drifting, descending lazily past the bright Vermilion Cliffs on our way
to the depths of the Grand Canyon. Creatures of wristwatches and leather
shoes, we are molting, reinventing ourselves, crossing over to river
time. This is by definition a private process. Chatter seems vaguely
It's Dave Foreman who spots the great blue heron on
river left. We watch as it trolls the shoreline for fish, then launches
itself abruptly and effortlessly, skimming the water's surface and
gaining altitude, gliding along the contour of the sandstone wall until
it vanishes from our view. Foreman keeps staring, as at an after-image.
"They're so wonderfully prehistoric," he announces to no one
in particular. "You look at a great blue heron and you just see how
they're linked to dinosaurs."...
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