Soil and Soul : People Versus Corporate Power, Paperback

Soil and Soul : People Versus Corporate Power Paperback

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It is easy to feel helpless in the face of the torrent of information about environmental catastrophes taking place all over the world.

In this powerful and provocative book, Scottish writer and campaigner Alastair McIntosh shows how it is still possible for individuals and communities to take on the might of corporate power and emerge victorious.

As a founder of the Isle of Eigg Trust, McIntosh helped the beleaguered residents of Eigg to become the first Scottish community ever to clear their laird from his own estate. And plans to turn a majestic Hebridean mountain into a superquarry were overturned after McIntosh persuaded a Native American warrior chief to visit the Isle of Harris and testify at the government inquiry.

This extraordinary book weaves together theology, mythology, economics, ecology, history, poetics and politics as the author journeys towards a radical new philosophy of community, spirit and place.

His daring and imaginative responses to the destruction of the natural world make Soil and Soul an uplifting, inspirational and often richly humorous read.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages, 8pp b&w photographs
  • Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd
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  • Category: Political activism
  • ISBN: 9781854109422



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Alistair McIntosh´s famed book on the land reform struggle in Scotland. Soil and soul is an absolute must for those who wish to understand why the people of Northern Scotland are fighting for control of their land, and thereby their own destiny.

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