9781595584991

All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons

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    9781595584991

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    1595584994

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/7/2010
  • Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services

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Summary

How you see the world is about to change. All That We Share is a wakeup call that will inspire you to see the world in a new way. As soon as you realize that some things belong to everyone water, for instance, or the Internet or human knowledge you become a commoner, part of a movement that's reshaping how we will solve the problems facing us in the twenty first century.

Edited by award winning journalist Jay Walljasper, All That We Share is an indispensable introduction to fresh ideas that touch all of us. Filled with practical solutions for today's economic, political, and cultural issues, it's a much-needed and thoroughly accessible field guide to the new world of the commons. Including success stories from communities across the country and around the world, this book is for anyone seeking new ways of thinking about our shared values.

All that we share is all we need to change the world.

In an accessible field guide format replete with illustrations, charts, and other visual materials Things We Share offers an engaging entree into a broad range of key topics and concepts from the commons movement, which touches everything from natural resources, art, and the environment to technological knowledge, the digital realm, economics, and politics. Veteran progressive journalist Jay Walljasper frames each chapter around a single idea, with additional contributions by other distinguished activists, politicians, and writers.

Author Biography

Jay Walljasper is a fellow and editor of onthecommons.org, editor at large for Ode Magazine, and a contributing writer for National Geographic Traveler. He was also the longtime editor-in-chief of the Utne Reader. Walljasper’s articles have been published in National Geographic Traveler, the New Statesman, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, The Nation, Preservation, Huffington Post, Toronto Star, Mother Jones, and the L. A. Weekly. Walljasper is the author of The Great Neighborhood Book and Visionaries: People and Ideas to Change Your Life. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Bill McKibben is an American environmentalist and writer and is a frequent contributor to various magazines including the New York Times, the Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Orion Magazine, Mother Jones, the New York Review of Books, Granta, and Rolling Stone. He lives in Ripton, Vermont, and is a scholar in residence at Middlebury College

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amazing! June 12, 2011
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This textbook helps us get started. If I could give it more stars I would. All That We Share is a wakeup call that will inspire you to see the world in a new way. As soon as you realize that some things belong to everyone water, for instance, or the Internet or human knowledge you become a commoner, part of a movement that's reshaping how we will solve the problems facing us in the twenty first century. Thought-provoking and inspiring.
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