A young woman named Julia Butterfly Hill climbed a 200-foot 1,000 year-old redwood in December 1997. She didn't come down for 738 days. The tree, dubbed Luna, was ready to be cut by a corporation and Hill's action was part of an Earth First! devised tree sit-in to protest the logging. "The Legacy of Luna", part diary, part treatise, and part New ...
A young woman named Julia Butterfly Hill climbed a 200-foot 1,000 year-old redwood in December 1997. She didn't come down for 738 days. The tree, dubbed Luna, was ready to be cut by a corporation and Hill's action was part of an Earth First! devised tree sit-in to protest the logging. "The Legacy of Luna", part diary, part treatise, and part New Age spiritual journey, is the story of Hill's two-year arboreal odyssey. Photos.
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some english teacher in san francisco city college told my class to read this book wow typical san franciscan i thought but even though i read the back of the book and was like omg tree hugger i still ended up liking the book a lot when i didn't think i would. back in L.A. now and i hug palm trees now woot just kidding hehe but yea the book is good. best most elequentest review ever i give myself an 11/10
Jul 31, 2008
Must Read Book!!!!!
I had to buy this book for an English class, at first I thought that it would prove to be boring and a one sided view on enviromentalisim, boy was I wrong. The book was mesmerzing because of the vivid images that Julia portrays concerning her advetnure in the Luna tree sit in. The book gave me a scope of what it takes to be a person who has principle and is wiiling not to back down in what they beleive in. I truly recommend this book.
Publishers Weekly, 2000-03-13 In December 1997, Hill (who calls herself Julia Butterfly), 23, climbed 180 feet up a redwood tree she dubbed Luna to protest the logging of northern California's ancient redwood forests. She came down two years and eight days later, after negotiating a largely symbolic deal with Pacific Lumber to preserve Luna and surrounding trees. During her "tree-sit," she lived on a makeshift platform, enduring torrential storms, harassment from loggers, doubt and loneliness. Treeborne, she communicated by cell phone, drew major media attention and received visitors like Joan Baez, Bonnie Raitt and Woody Harrelson. Now a hero of the environmental movement, Hill relives her ordeal in a dramatic first-person narrative revealing just how much she saw her protest as a spiritual quest. She prays to the Universal Spirit and preaches unconditional love of all creation. Talking and praying to Luna, she hears the tree's voice speak to her, teaching her to let go, to go with the flow. Her purple-prose epiphanies, mushy New Age ruminations and anthropomorphizing of the tree blunt her story's impact, and her gosh-oh-gee professed reluctance to become a public figure smacks of disingenuousness. Even so, her firsthand exposť of destructive forest practices (only 3% of America's majestic ancient redwood forests remain) is extremely powerful, and her book, a remarkable inspirational document, records a courageous act of civil disobedience that places her squarely in the tradition of Thoreau. Illus. 15-city TV satellite tour; author tour. (Apr.) FYI: Hill has been named one of George magazine's 10 Most Fascinating People in Politics. All of her proceeds from this book will go to the nonprofit Circle of Life Foundation. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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