The daughter of an itinerant preacher, Hill writes of her chance meeting with California logging protesters, the blur of events leading to her ascent of the redwood, and the daily privations of living in the tallest treehouse on earth. She weathers everything from El Niño rainstorms to shock-jock media storms. More frightening are her interactions with the loggers below, who escalate the game of chicken by cutting dangerously close to Luna (eventually succeeding at killing another activist with such tactics). "'You'd better get ready for a bad hair day!'" one logger shouts up, grimly anticipating the illegal helicopter hazing she would soon get. Celebrity environmentalists like Joan Baez and Woody Harrelson stop by, too. The notoriety has, on balance, been good to Hill and her cause. George magazine named her one of the "Ten Most Fascinating People in Politics," Good Housekeeping readers nominated her one of the "Most Admired Women" in 1998, and she was featured in People's "Most Intriguing People of the Year" issue. As a result, more Americans know about controversial forestry practices; it remains to be seen, however, whether public outrage is enough to save California's unprotected and ever-shrinking groves of redwoods. While an agreement allowed Hill to descend from her aerie and Luna to escape the saw, most of the surrounding old-growth forest in the region has been felled or will fall shortly. Still, Hill is optimistic: "Luna is only one tree. We will save her, but we will lose others. The more we stand up and demand change, though, the more things will improve." --Langdon Cook --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I have been looking for a copy of Julia Butterfly Hill's book for ages after attending an Awakening the Dreamer: Changing the Dream Symposium in Sooke, British Columbia. Read morePublished on March 1 2010 by Nana
This is a great book and I enjoyed reading every page. Very inspirational and moving. Highly recommended.Published on May 28 2004
This novel is a fabulous autobiography of Julia Hill, and her experience living in a redwood tree for two whole years. Read morePublished on Feb. 21 2004 by "veggiewrap001"
I remember Julia Butterfly Hill making her stand and remember being so proud of her (and impressed with her bravery). Read morePublished on Nov. 28 2003 by merrymousies
Julia Butterfly Hill is the Rachel Carson of our time. I loved this book ... There are very few people who "walk the walk. Read morePublished on Nov. 3 2003 by James Henry - Author of Corporation YOU
This book definitely keeps your attention for the simple fact that it is so strange. I really admire this woman for living in a tree for two years for a good cause. Read morePublished on Aug. 6 2003 by The Solemates
The amazing story of a young woman who spent two years of her life living in a tree, in order to help save the old growth forests near my home town in Humboldt County, CA. Read morePublished on Sept. 8 2002 by William Van Hefner
All this book teaches is about how breaking the law is okay. She was a trespasser and this book creates an example of how our personal property is in danger. Read morePublished on Aug. 20 2002
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and also found it educational. I live in California, but I didn't know what was going on in the northern part, with the logging. Read morePublished on June 29 2002