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    • Defending Giants

    • The Redwood Wars and the Transformation of American Environmental Politics
    • By: Darren Frederick Speece
    • Narrated by: Doug McDonald
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Giant redwoods are American icons, paragons of grandeur, exceptionalism, and endurance. They are also symbols of conflict and negotiation, remnants of environmental battles over the limits of industrialization, profiteering, and globalization. Since the middle of the 19th century, logging operations have eaten away at the redwood forest, particularly areas covered by ancient giant redwoods. Today, such trees occupy a mere 120,000 acres. Their existence is testimony to the efforts of activists to rescue some of these giants from destruction.

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