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    DescriptionEver since Gilgamesh cut down the ancient cedar forests of Mesopotamia, civilizations and empires have foundered and collapsed in the wake of widespread deforestation. Today, with three-quarters of the world's original forests gone and the pace of cutting, clearing, processing, and pulping ever accelerating, Jensen and Draffan lay bare the stark scenario we face unless deforestation is slowed and stopped - a scenario which will affect not only people, but the non-human fabric of life itself. Strangely like War is a story of corruption and killing: the genocide of indigenous peoples and the systematic destruction of our ecosystem. It is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the relationship between deforestation and the current ecological crisis we face, and a valuable source of information for forest and anti-globalisation adtivists.


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    Title
    Strangely Like War
    Subtitle
    The Global Assault on Forests
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Derrick Jensen, By (author) George Draffan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 220 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 320 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781903998380
    ISBN 10: 1903998387
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: ENV
    BIC subject category V2: RNPD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.8
    BIC subject category V2: RNF, PSAF
    BISAC V2.8: NAT038000, NAT014000, SCI020000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: SD418
    DC22: 333.75137
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: PSAF, RNF, RNPD
    Publisher
    GREEN BOOKS
    Imprint name
    GREEN BOOKS
    Publication date
    22 April 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Totnes
    Author Information
    Derrick Jensen is the prize-winning author of A Language Older Than Words, The Culture of Make Believe, Listening to the Land, Strangely Like War, Welcome to the Machine, and Walking on Water. He was one of two finalists for the 2003 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, which cited The Culture of Make Believe as "a passionate and provocative meditation on the nexus of racism, genocide, environmental destruction and corporate malfeasance, where civilization meets its discontents." He is an environmental activist and lives on the coast of northern California.
    Review quote
    "Now and then, a landmark book such as Rachel Carson's Silent Spring makes the public keenly aware of the vulnerability of nature to human intervention. Strangely Like War exposes the crisis of the large-scale destruction of the world's forests. Jensen and Draffan have written a passionate expose of the unprecedented greed and power of the timber industry and of the government's role in abetting corporate irresponsibility. Written with conviction, fervour, and facts, this significant work is highly recommended." Library Journal, USA