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Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania’s Forests

Social science


by
Anna Krien

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 818 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Winner, Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards 2011

Winner, Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2011

For many years, the Tasmanian wilderness has been the site of a fierce struggle. At stake is the future of old-growth forests. Loggers and police face off with protesters deep in the forest, while savage political games are played in the courts and parliaments.

In Into the Woods, Anna Krien, armed with a notebook, a sleeping bag and a rusty sedan, ventures behind the battlelines to see what it is like to risk everything for a cause. She speaks to ferals and premiers, sawmillers and whistle-blowers. She investigates personalities and convictions, methods and motives. This is a book about a company that wanted its way and the resistance that eventually forced it to change.

Updated with a new afterword, Into the Woods is intimate, intrepid reporting by a fearless new voice.

‘Anna Krien’s intimate, urgent book pulsates with life and truth.’ – Chloe Hooper

‘Anna Krien is Australia’s young, female Hunter S. Thompson.’ – Amanda Lohrey

Winner, Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards 2011

Winner, Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2011

For many years, the Tasmanian wilderness has been the site of a fierce struggle. At stake is the future of old-growth forests. Loggers and police face off with protesters deep in the forest, while savage political games are played in the courts and parliaments.

In Into the Woods, Anna Krien, armed with a notebook, a sleeping bag and a rusty sedan, ventures behind… (more)

Winner, Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards 2011

Winner, Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2011

For many years, the Tasmanian wilderness has been the site of a fierce struggle. At stake is the future of old-growth forests. Loggers and police face off with protesters deep in the forest, while savage political games are played in the courts and parliaments.

In Into the Woods, Anna Krien, armed with a notebook, a sleeping bag and a rusty sedan, ventures behind the battlelines to see what it is like to risk everything for a cause. She speaks to ferals and premiers, sawmillers and whistle-blowers. She investigates personalities and convictions, methods and motives. This is a book about a company that wanted its way and the resistance that eventually forced it to change.

Updated with a new afterword, Into the Woods is intimate, intrepid reporting by a fearless new voice.

‘Anna Krien’s intimate, urgent book pulsates with life and truth.’ – Chloe Hooper

‘Anna Krien is Australia’s young, female Hunter S. Thompson.’ – Amanda Lohrey

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