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From Deptford to Antarctica

** Available from 6 October 2014** From Deptford to Antarctica is officially launching on Thursday 16 October at the Royal Geographical Society, London. Pete Wilkinson will be talking at the Second David Bellamy Lecture: 40 years of caring for the world’s environment from Sount London to the Antarctic. You can register for attendance to the event via EventBrite here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/second-david-bellamy-lecture-tickets-13123886899 The event is free to attend, but there are limited spaces so do register early to save disappointment.

About the Book

Pete Wilkinson helped establish Friends of the Earth, leaving after three years. In order to allow his his natural campaigning flair to flourish he then joined Greenpeace UK. He was a co-founding member and became a central figure in the UK’s embryonic green movement. His sometimes fiery friendship with the charismatic father of the modern Greenpeace phenomenon, the late David Fraser McTaggart, and his naturally strategic mind helped Wilkinson to the highest positions in the organisation from where he ran what one journalist called ‘some of the most important and successful environmental campaigns of the 80s’. And these were campaigns that he and his colleagues managed to win: radioactive waste dumping at sea, whaling, Canadian sealing, the Orkey seal cull, captive cetaceans, the fur industry, Sellafield. No company or industry was too big for Greenpeace to take on. Even Antarctica.
This is Wilkinson’s life story, beginning in southeast London, told in his own gritty style and containing his unabridged Antarctic diaries which build into a fascinating insight into the Greenpeace world as it was.