In 1971, when nuclear tests were being carried out on a small island off the coast of Alaska, a small group of people, believing that a few individuals could make a difference, set sail on an old fishing boat determined to put an end to the testing. Few dreamed they would go on to become the largest environmental protection agency in the world. Today, with offices in over 30 countries, supported by more than 3 million members worldwide, accredited with more than 26 international treaties, Greenpeace remains an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organisation. Written by one of the founding members, this book is an important part of the history of the environmental movement. It explains in detail the origins of the organisation; the identity and motivation of the people first involved, their adventures and experiences and about the development of the high profile campaign methods which continue to work for Greenpeace even to this day.