This Land Is Our Land: How We Lost the Right to Roam and How to Take It Back, Ken Ilgunas
  • List: $17.50  |  Sale: $12.25
    Club: $8.75
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

This Land Is Our Land: How We Lost the Right to Roam and How to Take It Back

Author: Ken Ilgunas

Narrator: Andrew Eiden

Unabridged: 6 hr 20 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Published: 04/10/2018

Genre: Political Science - Public Policy - Environmental Policy

Synopsis

Private property is everywhere. Almost anywhere you walk in the United States, you will spot “No Trespassing” and “Private Property” signs on trees and fence posts. In America, there are more than a billion acres of grassland pasture, cropland, and forest, and miles and miles of coastlines that are mostly closed off to the public. Meanwhile, America’s public lands are threatened by extremist groups and right-wing think tanks who call for our public lands to be sold to the highest bidder and closed off to everyone else. If these groups get their way, public property may become private, precious green spaces may be developed, and the common good may be sacrificed for the benefit of the wealthy few.

Ken Ilgunas, lifelong traveler, hitchhiker, and roamer, takes readers back to the nineteenth century, when Americans were allowed to journey undisturbed across the country. Today, though, America finds itself as an outlier in the Western world as a number of European countries have created sophisticated legal systems that protect landowners and give citizens generous roaming rights to their countries' green spaces.
 
Inspired by the United States' history of roaming, and taking guidance from present-day Europe, Ilgunas calls into question our entrenched understanding of private property and provocatively proposes something unheard of: opening up American private property for public recreation. He imagines a future in which folks everywhere will have the right to walk safely, explore freely, and roam boldly—from California to the New York island, from the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters.

Recommended

On Fire The Case for the Green New Deal, Naomi Klein
On Fire
by Naomi Klein

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Rebecca Lowman
Published: 09/17/2019

American Crisis, Andrew Cuomo
American Crisis
by Andrew Cuomo

List: $22.50

Sale: $15.75

Club: $11.25

Narrator: Andrew Cuomo
Published: 10/13/2020

All Hell Breaking Loose The Pentagon's Perspective on Climate Change, Michael T. Klare
All Hell Breaking Loose
by Michael T. Klare

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Richard Poe
Published: 11/12/2019

Countdown Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?, Alan Weisman
Countdown
by Alan Weisman

List: $24.98

Sale: $17.49

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Adam Grupper
Published: 09/24/2013

The Tiger A True Story of Vengeance and Survival, John Vaillant
The Tiger
by John Vaillant

List: $22.50

Sale: $15.75

Club: $11.25

Narrator: John Vaillant
Published: 08/24/2010

Hot, Flat, and Crowded, Thomas L. Friedman
Hot, Flat, and Crowded
by Thomas L. Friedman

List: $44.99

Sale: $31.50

Club: $22.49

Narrator: Oliver Wyman
Published: 09/08/2008

Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality On Care for Our Common Home, Pope Francis
Encyclical on Climate Change and Ineq...
by Pope Francis

List: $15.00

Sale: $10.50

Club: $7.50

Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Published: 08/04/2015

Tailspin The People and Forces Behind America's Fifty-Year Fall--and Those Fighting to Reverse It, Steven Brill
Tailspin
by Steven Brill

List: $25.00

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.50

Narrator: Dan Woren
Published: 05/29/2018

The Poisoned City Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy, Anna Clark
The Poisoned City
by Anna Clark

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Xe Sands
Published: 07/10/2018
{"id":"2111356","ean":"9780525532415","abr":"Unabridged","title":"This Land Is Our Land: How We Lost the Right to Roam and How to Take It Back","subtitle":"How We Lost the Right to Roam and How to Take It Back","author":"Ken Ilgunas","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Andrew Eiden","ubr_id":"2111356","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"17.50","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"11.38","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Andrew Eiden","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 7 hr","abr_length":"Abridged: "}