Plundering Paradise The Struggle for the Environment in the Philippines

ISBN-10: 0520089219
ISBN-13: 9780520089211
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Description: This gripping portrait of environmental politics chronicles the devastating destruction of the Philippine countryside and reveals how ordinary men and women are fighting back. Traveling through a land of lush rainforests, the authors have recorded  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.95
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 8/29/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 226
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792

This gripping portrait of environmental politics chronicles the devastating destruction of the Philippine countryside and reveals how ordinary men and women are fighting back. Traveling through a land of lush rainforests, the authors have recorded the experiences of the people whose livelihoods are disappearing along with their country's natural resources. The result is an inspiring, informative account of how peasants, fishers, and other laborers have united to halt the plunder and to improve their lives. These people do not debate global warming--they know that their very lives depend on the land and oceans, so they block logging trucks, protest open-pit mining, and replant trees. In a country where nearly two-thirds of the children are impoverished, the reclaiming of natural resources is offering young people hope for a future.Plundering Paradiseis essential reading for anyone interested in development, the global environment, and political life in the Third World.

Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of "Blood Rites"; "The Worst Years of Our Lives"; "Fear of Falling", which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, & eight other books. A frequent contributor to Time, Harper's, Esquire, The New Republic, Mirabella, The Nation, The New York Magazine, she lives near Key West, Florida.

Foreword, by Barbara Ehrenreich
Acknowledgments Generation Lost Nature's Revenge
The Last Rainforests
"The First Environmentalists"
Life Along the Death March
The Wall Hearts and Minds
"The Bastards of Bataan" From Plunder to Sustainability

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