9780143118282

Whole Earth Discipline Why Dense Cities, Nuclear Power, Transgenic Crops, RestoredWildlands, and Geoengineering Are Necessary

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    9780143118282

  • ISBN10:

    0143118285

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/28/2010
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
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Summary

With a combination of scientific rigor and passionate advocacy, Brand shows exactly where the sources of environmental dilemmas lie and offers a bold and inventive set of policies and solutions for creating a more sustainable society. This eye-opening book by the legendary author of the National Book Award-winning Whole Earth Catalog persuasively details a new approach to our stewardship of the planet.

Lifelong ecologist and futurist Stewart Brand relies on scientific rigor to shatter myths concerning nuclear energy, urbanization, genetic engineering, and other controversial subjects, showing exactly where the sources of our dilemmas lie and offering a bold, inventive set of policies and design- based solutions for shaping a more sustainable society. Thought- provoking and passionately argued, this is a pioneering book on one of the hottest issues facing humanity today.

Author Biography

Stewart Brand trained originally as an ecologist. His legendary Whole Earth Catalog (1968-1985) won the National Book Award in 1972. Brand is the president and cofounder of The Long Now Foundation and cofounder of Global Business Network. He lives with his wife, Ryan Phelan, on a tugboat in San Francisco Bay.

Author Biography

Stewart Brand trained originally as an ecologist. His legendary Whole Earth Catalog (1968-1985) won the National Book Award in 1972. Brand is the president and cofounder of The Long Now Foundation and cofounder of Global Business Network. He lives with his wife, Ryan Phelan, on a tugboat in San Francisco Bay.

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Critical reading for our generation March 30, 2011
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Just like the title of the textbook says, this textbook is full of thought-provoking ideas from an eco pragmatist. Stewart Brand shares his ideas on how to help the planet and the people, in his refreshing style that is mostly devoid of stubborn ideology. For example, although he has been against nuclear power most of his adult life, he has recently changed his way of thinking and embraced expanding nuclear power as an alternative to greenhouse gas spewing fossil fuel power plants.
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