Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World

Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World

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By (author) Paul Hawken

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  • Publisher: PLUME
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 146mm x 212mm x 20mm | 662g
  • Publication date: 28 August 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0143113658
  • ISBN 13: 9780143113652
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 31,655

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The "New York Times" bestselling examination of the worldwide movement for social and environmental change Paul Hawken has spent more than a decade researching organizations dedicated to restoring the environment and fostering social justice. From billion-dollar nonprofits to single-person dot.causes, these groups collectively comprise the largest movement on earth, a movement that has no name, leader, or location and that has gone largely ignored by politicians and the media. "Blessed Unrest" explores the diversity of the movement, its brilliant ideas, innovative strategies, and centuries of hidden history. A culmination of Hawken's many years of leadership in the environmental and social justice fields, it will inspire all who despair of the world's fate, and its conclusions will surprise even those within the movement itself.

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Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author. Starting at age 20, he dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. His practice has included starting and running ecological businesses, writing and teaching about the impact of commerce on living systems, and consulting with governments and corporations on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy.

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?"Blessed Unrest" is exciting, compelling and very important. . . . It will inspire and encourage millions more to take action.? ?Jane Goodall ?Writing with zest, clarity, and a touch of wonder . . . Hawken offers a fascinating history of our perception of nature and human rights. Hawken also presents an unprecedented map to this new ?social landscape. ?"Booklist" (starred review)