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The Greenpeace to Amchitka

by Robert Hunter

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Published by Arsenal Pulp Press in New York .
Written in English


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FormatElectronic resource
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Open LibraryOL24271705M
ISBN 109781551523040

Get this from a library! The Greenpeace to Amchitka: an environmental odyssey. [Robert Hunter] -- "This is the story of how Greenpeace came to be. In September , a small group of activists boarded a small fishing boat in Vancouver, Canada, and headed north towards a tiny island, Amchitka. Very Good with no dust jacket. Softcover. pp. Photos. Edgewear, corners rubbed. The story of how Greenpeace came into being. In a group of activists sailed a small fishing boat, the Greenpeace, to the Island of Amchitka off Alaska to protest US nuclear testing. Ths book describes that journey. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall.

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Robert Hunter, co-founder and first president of Greenpeace, was named one of the ten eco-heroes of the 20th century by Time magazine. He is a writer, broadcaster, and speaker on the issues of the environment and climate change. He won a Governor General's Award for his book Occupied Canada. He lives in Toronto. Amchitka is a two-CD release of a recording of Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and Phil Ochs performing an Octo , benefit concert at the Pacific Coliseum in event funded Greenpeace's protests of nuclear weapons tests by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission at Amchitka, Alaska. [1] Joan Baez. She could not appear, but she connected Stowe with Mitchell and .


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The Greenpeace to Amchitkabrings alive the (mis)adventures and turmoil of an eccentric crew trying to make a difference. David Suzuki Foundation (David Suzuki Fnd.) Robert Hunter's The Greenpeace to Amchitka offers the gonzo goods.

The story is essentially a Kerouac and Kesey-inspired riff on a '60's road trip, as interested in the antics of /5(5). The Greenpeace to Amchitka: An Environmental Odyssey demonstrates how a small act by a determined group of individuals begat the worldwide environmental organisation known as Greenpeace.

Ina group of intrepid peaceniks from western Canada, along with a According to the butterfly effect, the flapping of a butterfly’s wings in China can 4/5.

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Thirty years later, the group has chapters in 40 countries and million supporters. Journalist Robert Hunter, one of the crew members and the first president of Greenpeace, wrote a memoir of the amazing voyage soon after returning, but only now has he finally published that account, in his book The Greenpeace to Amchitka/5(3).

The Greenpeace to Amchitka book is the story of how Greenpeace came to be. In Septembera small group of activists boarded a small fishing boat in Vancouver, Canada, and headed north towards a tiny island, Amchitka, west of Alaska in the Aleutian Islands, where the U.

government was conducting underground nuclear tests. The Greenpeace to Amchitka has its flaws, but the innocent bravery that it depicts is still inspiring. Today’s Greenpeace wears sensible spectacles, speaks in a suave European accent, and does a lot of good work as a mainstream NGO.

But it’s still a treat, and oddly touching, to read about its first big show, back when it still rocked. This is the story of how Greenpeace came to be. In Septembera small group of activists boarded a small fishing boat in Vancouver, Canada, and headed north towards a tiny island, Amchitka, west of Alaska in the Aleutian Islands, where the U.S.

government was conducting underground nuclear tests.5/5(2). Greenpeace is known around the world for its activism and education surrounding environmental and biodiversity issues. With a presence in more than 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Greenpeace is undoubtedly a dominant force in the realm of environmental is the story of how Greenpeace came to Septembera small group of activists boarded a.

InGreenpeace launched the original Rainbow Warrior, a metre ( ft), former fishing trawler named after the book Warriors of the Rainbow, which inspired early activist Robert Hunter on the first voyage to Amchitka. Greenpeace purchased the Rainbow Warrior (originally launched as the Sir William Hardy in ) at a cost of £40, This is the story of how Greenpeace came to be.

In Septembera small group of activists boarded a small fishing boat in Vancouver, Canada, and headed north towards Amchitka, a tiny island west of Alaska in the Aleutian Islands, where the US government was conducting underground nuclear tests.

Description - The Greenpeace To Amchitka by Robert Hunter In this vivid memoir, based on a manuscript originally written over 30 years ago, Robert Hunter depicts the first protest voyage in by the group that was later to become known as Greenpeace - now the most powerful ecological activist group in the world.

Thirty-five years, eleven months, and eighteen days later, we finally made it. On Septema crew of twelve set out from Vancouver Island in an eighty-foot halibut seiner called the Phyllis Cormack on a daring, even foolhardy, mission: to steam to the Aleutian island of Amchitka and protest, or even prevent, the detonation.

To ‘bear witness’ to the US testing nuclear bombs off Amchitka island, Alaska, and prevent the test going ahead. Naming themselves 'Greenpeace', the crew declared to media: "Our goal is a very simple, clear and direct one - to bring about a confrontation between the people of death and the people of life.

Buy The Greenpeace To Amchitka: An Environmental Odyssey by Hunter, Robert, Keziere, Robert (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on. This is the story of how Greenpeace came to be. In Septembera small group of activists boarded a small fishing boat in Vancouver, Canada, and headed north towards Amchitka, a tiny island west of Alaska in the Aleutian Islands, where the US government was conducting underground nuclear : Arsenal Pulp Press.

Robert Lorne Hunter (Octo – May 2, ) was a Canadian environmentalist, journalist, author and politician. He was a member of the Don't Make a Wave Committee inand a co-founder of Greenpeace in and its first president.

He led the first on-sea anti-whaling campaigns in the world, against Russian and Australian whalers, which helped lead to the ban on commercial whaling. Greenpeace began its first campaign in when the Don’t Make a Wave Committeefounded by a group of activists, Irving Stowe, Jim Bohlen and Robert Hunter, sent a fishing boat, the Phylis Cormack, from Vancouver, Canada, to oppose the US nuclear weapons testing in Amchitka, the boat was intercepted before it reached its destination, the Amchitka voyage established Greenpeace’s.

Buy The Greenpeace To Amchitka: An Environmental Odyssey from Greenpeace is known around the world for its activism and education surrounding environmental and biodiversity issues. With a presence in more than 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Greenpeace is undoubtedly a dominant force in the realm of environmental : $ Amchitka (/ æ m ˈ tʃ ɪ t k ə /; Aleut: Amchixtax̂; Russian: Амчитка) is a volcanic, tectonically unstable island in the Rat Islands group of the Aleutian Islands in southwest is part of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife island, with a land area of roughly square miles ( km 2), is about 42 miles (68 km) long and 1 to 4 miles ( to km) wide.

Left: Original cover of the first edition of 'The Greenpeace Story' (first published ); Above: The original Greenpeace crew on their way to Amchitka in From left (top) Robert Hunter, Patrick Moore, Bob Cummings, Ben Metcalfe, engineer David Birmingham; (bottom) Richard Fineberg, Dr Lyle Thurston, Jim Bohlen, Terry Simmons, Bill Darnell and skipper John Cormack.

The boat, named the Greenpeace by the small group of men aboard, raced against time as it crashed through the Gulf of Alaska, braving the oncoming winter storms. Three weeks was all they had to reach Amchitka in an attempt to halt the nuclear : $Greenpeace, international organization dedicated to preserving endangered species of animals, preventing environmental abuses, and heightening environmental awareness through direct confrontations with polluting corporations and governmental authorities.

Greenpeace was founded in in British Columbia to oppose U.S. nuclear testing at Amchitka Island in Alaska.View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Amchitka - The Concert That Launched Greenpeace on Discogs.