As the World Burns: 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay in Denial

As the World Burns: 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay in Denial


By (author) Derrick Jensen, Illustrated by Stephanie McMillan

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  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 18mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 29 November 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1583227776
  • ISBN 13: 9781583227770
  • Illustrations note: chiefly Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 243,569

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A bold satire based on modern environmental policy, 'As the World Burns' describes a world where the US government gives robot machines from space permission to eat the Earth in exchange for bricks of gold, and two little girls figure out the secret to saving the planet - and it doesn't involve using energy-efficient light bulbs.

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Activist, philosopher, teacher, and leading voice of uncompromising dissent, DERRICK JENSEN holds degrees in creative writing and mineral engineering physics. In 2008, he was named one of the "Utne Reader"'s "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World," and in 2006 he was named Press Action's Person of the Year for his work on the book "Endgame." He lives in California. Activist and artist STEPHANIE MCMILLAN began syndicating her daring political cartoons in 1999. Since then her work has appeared in dozens of publications and has been exhibited in museums across the country. A book based on her comic strip, "Minimum Security," was published in 2005.

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"McMillan's expressive style, pared down to the basics and intensified over the years, allows for instant communication of thoughtful rage. . . a fast-moving page-turner."-"The Comics Journal""In "As the World Burns" the large scope and indictment of every facet of society is, to say the least, thought-provoking."-"Cleveland Free Times""Readers exasperated with, or just plain tired of, simplistic guides offering purportedly quick and easy ways to resolve global warming and other momentous concerns of the day will delight in this razor-sharp critique packaged as a cute-kid-and-funny-animal cartoon... Jensen and McMillan roll critical thinking and well-structured graphic-novel storytelling into a compelling whole."-"Booklist""A compelling message and an expressive artwork."-"The Sylvanian""As the product of the creative marriage of activist philosopher Derrick Jensen and political cartoonist Stephanie McMillan, "As the World Burns" displays trademark qualities of both prof