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In 'White Beech,' Germaine Greer finds a forest with a view
In 'White Beech,' Germaine Greer finds a forest with a view

In her 1999 book "The Whole Woman," a follow-up to "The Female Eunuch," Germaine Greer declared, "It's time to get angry again." She was addressing feminism, about which she has long been rigorous and even unorthodox, but the phrase is emblematic of her entire worldview. For Greer, complacency is our most pressing problem, not just in the sense of doing nothing but also in terms of doing the wrong thing. "Technology has no solutions to the problem of biodepletion," she writes in "White Beech: The Rainforest Years." "There is little point in accumulating gene banks and none whatever in breeding threatened species in captivity. The only way of keeping the extraordinary richness and...

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