Whole Earth Discipline

Whole Earth Discipline : Why Dense Cities, Nuclear Power, Transgenic Crops, Restored Wildlands, and Geoengineering Are Necessary

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"Incredible book . . . Best I've read this year." -Jack Dorsey, via Twitter

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 141 x 214 x 19mm | 323g
  • Penguin USA
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143118285
  • 9780143118282
  • 285,719

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Praise for Whole Earth Discipline:

"One of the most important Green tracts since Silent Spring." -Fortune

"I believe the world must have, and soon, a series of debates on the many inconvenient challenges facing us, employing a small number of intelligent, provocative texts at the core, and this should be one of them." -Edward O. Wilson

"A lucid and provocative polemic, focusing on large scale fixes for a planet in jeopardy." -The Boston Globe

"Likely one of the most original and important books of the century." -Paul Hawken, author of Blessed Unrest

"This book is truly important and a joy to read." -James Lovelock, author of The Revenge of Gaia

"A brilliant, elegant treatise by a veteran defender of the Earth's health." -Ian McEwan, author of Solar
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About Stewart Brand

Though honored as a writer with the National Book Award for the Whole Earth Catalog, Eliot Montroll Award for The Media Lab, Golden Gadfly Award for his years as editor of CoEvolution Quarterly Steward Brand is primarily an inventor/designer. Trained as a biologist and army officer, he was an early multimedia artist. He has created a number of lasting institutions, including New Games Tournaments, the Hackers Conference, and The WELL, a bellwether computer conference system. He is co-founder of Global Business Network, a futurist research organization fostering "the art of the long view."
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1,122 ratings
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4 40% (445)
3 16% (184)
2 3% (34)
1 1% (15)
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