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Legacy of Luna

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780062516596
Author(s): Julia Butterfly Hill
Format: Paperback
Year: 2001
Publisher: HarperOne
Dimensions: 135 x 204 x 18 (w x l x h)
Pages: 288

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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 "
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