Coyotes and Town Dogs: Earth First! and the Environmental Movement

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University of Arizona Press, 1993 - Nature - 483 pages
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From tree-spiking old-growth forests to cracking desert dams, Earth First! redefined environmentalism in America. Susan Zakin's fast-paced tale of these scruffy radicals and their suit-and-tie counterparts in Washington, D.C., has been described as an unholy marriage of Hunter S. Thompson and Tom Wolfe. The hipster cowboys who founded Earth First! were the first people to sound the alarm on globalization, extinction, and other major environmental issues that face us today. Zakin's gonzo yet impeccably researched account of the rocky trail leading to the morning when FBI agents rousted Earth First! founder Dave Foreman from his bed at gunpoint is essential reading for anyone who cares about mountains, deserts, and freedom.

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Coyotes and town dogs: earth first! and the environmental movement

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Zakin, a freelance journalist, has written a lively, fast-paced historical account of the sometimes controversial environmental group Earth! First. Beginning and ending her book with the 1989 arrest ... Read full review

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I am really enjoying this book about Earth First! and the history of legislative action and renegade action in the US in the late 60s, 70s, and 80s. This is very recent history that has huge ... Read full review


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Susan Zakin's work has been published in The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Mother Jones, Field and Stream, Outdoor Life, Vogue, and She calls Tucson, AZ home, but currently lives in New Orleans.

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