Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania's Forests (Google eBook)

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Black Inc., Jan 1, 2010 - Environmental policy - 302 pages
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An intimate and intrepid journey into the forest wars.
For decades, the Tasmanian wilderness has been the site of bitter struggle. Sawmillers and police face off with protestors deep in the forest, while political games are played in the courts and parliaments. At stake is the future of old-growth forests, of the logging industry - and of the people on both sides, deeply divided years of suspicion.
In Into the Woods, Anna Krien brings to life this protracted conflict. Armed with a notebooks, a sleeping bag and a rusty sedan, she ventures behind the fiercely drawn battlelines. She speaks to ferals and premiers, loggers and whistle-blowers, and asks challenging questions about their motives and methods.
Brave and revealing, Into the Woods is a dramatic work of reporting by a bold new voice, a journey deep into the heart of Australia's most perplexing state.
'Anna Krien's intimate, urgent book pulsates with life and truth.' — Chloe Hooper
  

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Review: Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania's Forests

User Review  - Matt Harris - Goodreads

With the Abbott government's pitiful plea to raze 74,000 ha of old growth forest just knocked back, this book feels very much alive. Anna Krien clearly lived this complex topic for a long time as she ... Read full review

Review: Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania's Forests

User Review  - Oanh - Goodreads

Excellent; balanced but heartfelt, and disturbing concerning brazen corruption and lies of Tas. Govt and Gunns. And beautifully written: lyrical in many places with some well chosen imagery and always clear in her meaning, explanations and confusion. Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
The Crossing
7
Miranda and Nish
13
Camp Flozza
34
Splitting Hairs
45
MonkeyWrenching
57
Consequences
63
Gunns
157
The Bacon Years
199
Banana Republic
205
groundswell
209
The Proposal
245
The Panel
253
Chile
259
BaseballBat Diplomacy
272
Epilogue
281

The Gunns 20
170
Musical Chairs
182
The Greens
191
A note about the printing of this book
299
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