Soil and Soul

Soil and Soul : People Versus Corporate Power

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It is easy to feel helpless in the face of the torrent of information about environmental catastrophes taking place all over the world. In this powerful and provocative book, Scottish writer and campaigner Alastair McIntosh shows how it is still possible for individuals and communities to take on the might of corporate power and emerge victorious. As a founder of the Isle of Eigg Trust, McIntosh helped the beleaguered residents of Eigg to become the first Scottish community ever to clear their laird from his own estate. And plans to turn a majestic Hebridean mountain into a superquarry were overturned after McIntosh persuaded a Native American warrior chief to visit the Isle of Harris and testify at the government inquiry. This extraordinary book weaves together theology, mythology, economics, ecology, history, poetics and politics as the author journeys towards a radical new philosophy of community, spirit and place. His daring and imaginative responses to the destruction of the natural world make Soil and Soul an uplifting, inspirational and often richly humorous read.

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 28mm | 358.34g
  • Aurum Press Ltd
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 8pp b&w photographs
  • 1854109421
  • 9781854109422
  • 95,124

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'Make no claim to know the world if you have not read this book' -- George Monbiot 'No Logo in a Fair Isle jumper' Sunday Herald

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About Alastair McIntosh

Alastair McIntosh is a Scottish writer and campaigner. A fellow of the Centre for Human Ecology, he lectures all over the world on subjects including new economics, community and non-violent defence strategies. He is author of Soil and Soul, published by Aurum.

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