Our Last, Best Hope for A Future on Earth?

Large Print - 2013
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A powerful investigation into the chances for humanity's future from the author of the bestseller "The World Without Us." Weighing religious, cultural, and socioeconomic factors against biological and ecological ones, "Countdown" shows us the devastating effects of our cumulative presence and suggests what may be our fastest, most acceptable and affordable way of returning to a pace the planet can sustain before it's too late.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2013.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780316239813
Characteristics: xiii, 783 pages (large print) :,illustrations, portraits ;,25 cm.


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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.

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.

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.

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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