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The Resource Counterculture green : the Whole earth catalog and American environmentalism, Andrew G. Kirk

Counterculture green : the Whole earth catalog and American environmentalism, Andrew G. Kirk

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Counterculture green : the Whole earth catalog and American environmentalism
Title
Counterculture green
Title remainder
the Whole earth catalog and American environmentalism
Statement of responsibility
Andrew G. Kirk
Title variation
Whole earth catalog and American environmentalism
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For many, it was more than a publication: it was a way of life. The Whole Earth Catalog billed itself as "Access to Tools," and it grew from a Bay Area blip to a national phenomenon catering to hippies, do-it-yourselfers, and anyone interested in self-sufficiency independent of mainstream America (now known as "living off the grid"). In recovering the history of the Catalog's unique brand of environmentalism, historian Kirk recounts how Stewart Brand and the Point Foundation promoted a philosophy of pragmatic environmentalism that celebrated technological achievement, human ingenuity, and sustainable living. Kirk shows us that Whole Earth was more than a mere counterculture fad. At a time when many of these ideas were seen as heretical to a predominantly wilderness-based movement, it became a critical forum for environmental alternatives and a model for how complicated ecological ideas could be presented in a hopeful and even humorous way.--From publisher description
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DLC
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1964-
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Kirk, Andrew G.
Dewey number
333.720973/0904
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GE197
LC item number
.K58 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
CultureAmerica
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  • Brand, Stewart
  • Environmentalism
  • Counterculture
  • Counterculture
  • Technology
  • Appropriate technology
Label
Counterculture green : the Whole earth catalog and American environmentalism, Andrew G. Kirk
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223082084162
  • 31223082084295
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-291) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: one highly evolved tool box -- Environmental heresies -- Thing-makers, tool freaks, and prototypers -- Baling wire hippies -- On point -- The final frontier -- Free minds, free markets -- Epilogue: What happened to appropriate technology?
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 303 p.
Isbn
9780700618217
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007028130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 153580066
  • (OCoLC)153580066
Label
Counterculture green : the Whole earth catalog and American environmentalism, Andrew G. Kirk
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223082084162
  • 31223082084295
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: one highly evolved tool box -- Environmental heresies -- Thing-makers, tool freaks, and prototypers -- Baling wire hippies -- On point -- The final frontier -- Free minds, free markets -- Epilogue: What happened to appropriate technology?
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 303 p.
Isbn
9780700618217
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007028130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 153580066
  • (OCoLC)153580066

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