Taking Back Eden: Eight Environmental Cases that Changed the World by Oliver A. HouckTaking Back Eden: Eight Environmental Cases that Changed the World by Oliver A. Houck

Taking Back Eden: Eight Environmental Cases that Changed the World

byOliver A. Houck

Paperback | March 11, 2011

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Taking Back Eden is a set of case studies of environmental lawsuits brought in eight countries around the world, including the U.S, beginning in the 1960s. The book conveys what is in fact a revolution in the field of law: ordinary citizens (and lawyers) using their standing as citizens in challenging corporate practices and government policies to change not just the way the environment is defended but the way that the public interest is recognized in law. Oliver Houck, a well-known environmental attorney, professor of law, and extraordinary storyteller, vividly depicts the places protected, as well as the litigants who pursued the cases, their strategies, and the judges and other government officials who ruled on them.

This book will appeal to upperclass undergraduates, graduate students, and to all citizens interested in protecting the environment.

Oliver Houck is professor of law at Tulane University, where he has received several teaching awards. In 2005, he received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Environmental Section of the American Bar Association. He is author of a book on the Clean Water Act, editor of Environmental Law Stories, and wrote the foreword to Biod...
Title:Taking Back Eden: Eight Environmental Cases that Changed the WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 5.9 × 0.69 inPublished:March 11, 2011Publisher:Island PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1597266485

ISBN - 13:9781597266482

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Awakening
Chapter 1 Storm King
Chapter 2. Nikko Taro
Chapter 3. Minors Oposa
Chapter 4. Great Whale
Chapter 5. The Taj Mahal
Chapter 6. Lenin's Trees
Chapter 7. Acheloos
Chapter 8. Trillium

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"Taking Back Eden is a must read for any who want to best understand the world of law and nature."