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    DescriptionEvery 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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    Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alan Weisman, Read by Adam Grupper
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 15
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 146 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 380 g
    ISBN 13: 9781478924548
    ISBN 10: 1478924543

    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC E4L: ENV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.8
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BIC subject category V2: RNT
    BISAC V2.8: NAT010000
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000
    B&T Approval Code: A41245600
    DC22: 304.2
    Ingram Subject Code: EV
    Libri: I-EV
    BISAC V2.8: NAT011000, SOC037000
    B&T Approval Code: A30180000
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    BISAC V2.8: POL044000
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 87610
    DC23: 304.2
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    LC classification: GF75 .W454 2013B
    Thema V1.0: RNK, RND, RNT, JBFZ
    Edition statement
    Little, Brown & Company
    Imprint name
    Hachette Audio
    Publication date
    06 February 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Alan Weisman is the author of several books, including The World Without Us, an international bestseller translated into thirty-four languages, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and winner of the Wenjin Book Prize of the National Library of China. His work has been selected for many anthologies, including The Best American Science Writing. An award-winning journalist, his reports have appeared in Harper's, the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Discover, Vanity Fair, Wilson Quarterly, Mother Jones and Orion, and on NPR. A former contributing editor to the Los Angeles Times Magazine, he is a senior producer for Homelands Productions. He lives in western Massachusetts.