The Oyster War: The True Story of a Small Farm, Big Politics, and the Future of Wilderness in America

The Oyster War: The True Story of a Small Farm, Big Politics, and the Future of Wilderness in America

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It all began simply enough. In 1976 the Point Reyes Wilderness Act was passed with broad support, giving more than 33,000 acres of forest, grassland and shoreline the highest possible environmental protection in America. Those lands were to include a rare marine sanctuary, the Drakes Estuary, as “potential wilderness.” Located in that estuary was a small, struggling oyster farm. In existence for more than eighty years, it was accused of doing environmental harm.… (more)

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Brennan is a natural storyteller who makes a tough tale — that many locals and visitors winced through and tiptoed around — into a narrative celebration of the striking landscape of the Point Reyes Peninsula, and the spirit behind the oyster war itself.


Book Details  


Publisher: Counterpoint (August 01, 2015)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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