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Counterculture Green The Whole Earth Catalog and American Environmentalism

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ISBN-10: 0700615458

ISBN-13: 9780700615452

Edition: 2007

Authors: Andrew G. Kirk, Harold R. Winton

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For those who eagerly awaited its periodic appearance, it was more than a publication: it was a way of life. The Whole Earth Catalog billed itself as "Access to Tools," and it grew from a Bay Area blip to a national phenomenon catering to hippies, do-it-yourselfers, and anyone interested in self-sufficiency independent of mainstream America. In recovering the history of the Catalog's unique brand of environmentalism, Andrew Kirk recounts how San Francisco's Stewart Brand and his counterculture cohorts in the Point Foundation promoted a philosophy of pragmatic environmentalism that celebrated technological achievement, human ingenuity, and sustainable living. By piecing together the social,…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Publication date: 11/19/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.49" wide x 9.18" long x 1.04" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction: One Highly Evolved Tool Box
Environmental Heresies
Thing-Makers, Tool Freaks, and Prototypers
Baling Wire Hippies
On Point
The Final Frontier
Free Minds, Free Markets
Epilogue: What Happened to Appropriate Technology?