Earth First! 8, no. 7

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Earth First! Movement Writings

Earth First! Fist, Volume Eight

Davis, John, et al., eds., Earth First! 8, no. 7 (1 August 1988). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.

In this issue of Earth First!, Tom Skeele gives an update on the wolf campaign in British Columbia, Salmo Salar and Jonathan von Ranson shed light on salmon revival in the Connecticut river, Christoph Manes provides with an essay on critical mythology of civilization, and Roland Knapp argues how ecology can fulfill the functions of myths.

Ecology portrays ecosystems not just as numbers and graphs, but as fantastically complex interweavings of animals and plant species, inextricably interdependent, and inherently unpredictable. It is in the revelation of this splendid complexity that the mythological potential of ecology lies. 

— Roland Knapp 

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Further readings: 
  • Abbey, Edward. The Monkey Wrench Gang. New York: Lippincott, 1975.
  • Foreman, Dave, and Howie Wolke. The Big Outside: A Descriptive Inventory of the Big Wilderness Areas of the United States. New York: Harmony Books, 1992.
  • Foreman, Dave. Confessions of an Eco-Warrior. New York: Harmony Books, 1991.
  • Lee, Martha. Earth First!: Environmental Apocalypse. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1995.
  • Manes, Christopher. Green Rage: Radical Environmentalism and the Unmaking of Civilization. Boston: Little, Brown, 1990.
  • Taylor, Bron. “Earth First!’s Religious Radicalism.” In Ecological Prospects: Scientific, Religious, and Aesthetic Perspectives, edited by Christopher Key Chapple, 185-209. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1994.
  • Wall, Derek. Earth First! and the Anti-Roads Movement: Radical Environmentalism and Comparative Social Movements. Oxon: Routledge Chapman & Hall, 1999.