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A controversial tour de force. Weisman seeks to answer a fundamental question - how do we manage the global population without destroying the planet?
Our Price: €16.26
ISBN/EAN9781408702666
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Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Pub. Date: September 24 2013
Author: Weisman, Alan
Format: Paperback
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Every four days there are a million more people on the planet. More people and fewer resources. 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. Defining an optimum human population for the Earth is an explosive concept. Weisman, one of the most brilliant environmental writers, will travel the globe, from the settlements of Israel and the plains of Mexico to the bustling streets of Pakistan and the teeming cities of the UK. In his search for answers, he will speak to religious leaders, demographers, ecologists, economists, engineers and agriculturalists in what promises to be an international classic.
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