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Our Last, Best Hope for A Future on Earth?

Large Print - 2013
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In this timely work, Alan Weisman examines how we can shrink our collective human footprint so that we don't stomp any more species -- including our own -- out of existence. The answer: reducing gradually and non-violently the number of humans on the planet whose activities, industries and lifestyles are damaging the Earth.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013
Edition: Large print ed., 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316239813
031623981X
Branch Call Number: LP 304.2 WEI NVD
Characteristics: xiii, 783 p. (large print) ; 25 cm

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rswcove
Dec 11, 2015

This is a smart, clever, and well researched book that I did not finish. I think if you are unaware and convinced of the magnitude of the problems facing the human race in the 21st century, then you should read this. on the other hand, if you are still unaware, then that is probably intentional on your part and you won't be convinced anyway.
I wonder why people still write these books. We need books one real solutions. But I'm not finding those books, so I guess these book s will have to do.

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stewstealth
Aug 22, 2014

Though I agree with the premise of our need to reduce the human population in a controlled way before a catastrophe I did not like the way the book was not completely annotated. When a sweeping statement is made with no note do I consider it the author's hyperbole? Anyways the book is well written and asks some difficult questions. Worth reading for everybody.

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catdaze
Mar 31, 2014

Really enjoying it so far. I've made it to part four and have enjoyed going around the world, getting perspectives and voices from a lot of different countries and continents.

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HereHere
Feb 14, 2014

A book on the most important issue of our time. Easy to read, eloquently written. You will appreciate the stories told within each chapter.

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