The End of Eden: Writings of an Environmental Activist. Thomas Rain Crowe.
The End of Eden: Writings of an Environmental Activist
The End of Eden: Writings of an Environmental Activist
The End of Eden: Writings of an Environmental Activist
The End of Eden: Writings of an Environmental Activist

The End of Eden: Writings of an Environmental Activist

Nicholasville, KY: Wind Publications, 2008. First Edition. Softcover. Signed by and from the Collection of Thomas Rain Crowe. "The essays of Thomas Rain Crowe combine with the stirring illustrations of Robert Johnson to produce a prophetic vision of the world in which we live -- a vision of what we have and what we stand to lose through our careless disregard for the Earth and its finite resources. A kind of activist's handbook, this is one man's attempt at saving his homeland from mindless hedonism, outside invasion and outright denial -- writing as if there might be enough universal truth to be of some use to others experiencing similar incursions in their own locales." (from back cover). As Crowe writes in the Preface, this book could be thought of as "the sequel" to his award-winning, Thoreauvian masterpiece "Zoro's Field: My Life in the Appalachian Woods." Crowe continues in his Preface: "...my life and my writing follow the narrative path of an environmental activist working in the guise of a news reporter and freelance writer who attempts to uplift and enlighten the general public about the issues of preservation of natural resources, regional cultural history and bioregional ethics." Crowe, the acclaimed poet & publisher who was at the center of the Baby Beat Generation/ San Francisco Renaissance during the 1970s (see our book, Starting from San Francisco, item No. 3071, Deluxe Edition No. 3075), was an avowed "Bioregionalist" who cut his teeth with--and was educated about Bioregionalism by--the likes of Peter Berg (of "Planet Drum Magazine") and, most notably, Gary Snyder, the immortal Beat-&-Beyond poet who, like Crowe, made Environmentalist concerns at or near the heart of his contributions. This copy is signed by and from the collection of Thomas Rain Crowe. Signature in blue pen ink reads: "Thomas Rain Crowe." Book in very fine condition with only slightest shelf-wear to fine-edges of back cover; tiny bump to top left, bottom left-hand corners and a few slight, scattered nicks to same. Very Fine. [Item #3759]

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