Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics with Rebecca Solnit.
Rebecca Solnit has made a vocation out of journeying into difficult territory and reporting back - as an environmentalist, public intellectual, and anti-globalization activist. "Storming the Gates of Paradise," an anthology of her essays from the past ten years, comprise a unique guidebook to the American landscape after the millennium - not just the deserts, skies, gardens, and wilderness areas that have long made up Solnits subject matter, but the social landscape of democracy and repression, of borders, ruins, and protests- Booksmith
Rebecca Solnit is a writer, historian, and activist. Her books include A Book of Migrations: Some Passages in Ireland (1997), Hollow City: The Siege of San Francisco and the Crisis of American Urbanism (2000), As Eve Said to the Serpent: On Landscape, Gender, and Art (2001), and most recently River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (2003). She is a columnist for Orion, and a regular contributor to the Nation Institute's TomDispatch daily newsgram. In 2010, Utne Reader magazine named Solnit as one of the "25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World."