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Wilderness Act of 1964

“The Wilderness Act of 1964 (Pub.L. 88–577) was written by Howard Zahniser of The Wilderness Society. It created the legal definition of wilderness in the United States, and protected 9.1 million acres (37,000 km²) of federal land. The result of a … Continue reading

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The Right Way to Remember Rachel Carson

“The house, on an island in Maine, perches on a rock at the edge of the sea like the aerie of an eagle. Below the white-railed back porch, the sea-slick rock slopes down to a lumpy low tideland of eelgrass … Continue reading

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Shelter – Lloyd Kahn and Bob Easton (1973)

“Throughout the 1960s and `70s, hundreds of unwashed, longhaired youth from around the world descended on the open foothills around Placitas, New Mexico, and established multiple communal hippie settlements. These youth had read of the Placitas scene in national magazines … Continue reading

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Indica Gallery

“Indica Gallery was a counterculture art gallery in Mason’s Yard (off Duke Street), St. James’s, London, England during the late 1960s, in the basement of the Indica Bookshop co-owned by John Dunbar, Peter Asher and Barry Miles. It was supported … Continue reading

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Peace, Love, and Revolution at the Library

“The spirit of the 60s never truly left. And this season, it’s front and center at the Library—and across the city—with era-inspired programs, special guests, exhibitions, and more. In collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s citywide festival The 60s, the Library is launching … Continue reading

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Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness – Edward Abbey (1968)

“Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness is an autobiographical work by American writer Edward Abbey, originally published in 1968. His fourth book and his first book-length non-fiction work, it follows three fictional books: Jonathan Troy (1954), The Brave Cowboy … Continue reading

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Baby boomers

“Baby boomers are the demographic cohort following the Silent Generation. There are no precise dates for when this cohort starts or ends; demographers and researchers typically use starting birth years ranging from the early-to-mid 1940s and ending birth years ranging … Continue reading

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