Soil and Soul
People Versus Corporate Power
By (author) Alastair McIntosh
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Soil and Soul by Alastair McIntosh
Book DescriptionIt is easy to feel helpless in the face of the torrent of information about environmental catastrophes taking place all over the world. In this powerful and provocative book, Scottish writer and campaigner Alastair McIntosh shows how it is still possible for individuals and communities to take on the might of corporate power and emerge victorious. As a founder of the Isle of Eigg Trust, McIntosh helped the beleaguered residents of Eigg to become the first Scottish community ever to clear their laird from his own estate. And plans to turn a majestic Hebridean mountain into a superquarry were overturned after McIntosh persuaded a Native American warrior chief to visit the Isle of Harris and testify at the government inquiry. This extraordinary book weaves together theology, mythology, economics, ecology, history, poetics and politics as the author journeys towards a radical new philosophy of community, spirit and place. His daring and imaginative responses to the destruction of the natural world make Soil and Soul an uplifting, inspirational and often richly humorous read.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781854109422
(197mm x 129mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Aurum Press Ltd
Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alastair McIntosh
Poachers' Pilgrimage, Hardback (June 2016)
An imaginative and beautifully observed travelogue of Lewis and Harris
Spiritual Activism, Hardback (September 2015)
The book begins by defining spirituality for a modern audience of all faiths and beliefs, and goes on to consider the problems and necessities of true leadership. Drawing on a rich history of spirituality and activism it is both guide and inspiration for people involved in activism for social or environmental justice.
Rekindling Community, Paperback (September 2008)
Unless humanity learns how to rekindle community, all other efforts will wither on the vine. This timely new Schumacher Briefing explores three integrated pillars of community: with one another; with the natural environment; and with the spiritual ground of all being.
Hell and High Water, Paperback (June 2008)» View all books by Alastair McIntosh
Climate change is the greatest challenge that the world has ever faced. This book summarises the science of what is happening to the planet - both globally and using Scotland as a local case study. It moves on, controversially, to suggest that politics alone is not enough to tackle the problem. At root is our addictive consumer mentality.
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Author Biography - Alastair McIntosh
Alastair McIntosh is a Scottish writer and campaigner. A fellow of the Centre for Human Ecology, he lectures all over the world on subjects including new economics, community and non-violent defence strategies. He is author of Soil and Soul, published by Aurum.
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