Earth in the Balance: Forging a New Common Purpose

Earth in the Balance: Forging a New Common Purpose

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by Al Gore
     
 

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A passionate defender of the environment for more than twenty years, Vice President Al Gore is now convinced that the engines of human civilization have brought us to the brink of catastrophe. In this brave and provocative book, Gore argues that only a radical rethinking of our relationship with nature can save the earth's ecology for future generations. Earth in the

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A passionate defender of the environment for more than twenty years, Vice President Al Gore is now convinced that the engines of human civilization have brought us to the brink of catastrophe. In this brave and provocative book, Gore argues that only a radical rethinking of our relationship with nature can save the earth's ecology for future generations. Earth in the Balance is an urgent "call to action to save our seriously threatened climate, our water, our soil, our diversity of plant and animal life, indeed our entire living space. With intellectual brilliance, impeccable scholarship, and deep feeling, Gore emerges as the leading spokesperson for the most vital movement of our time.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Vice President-elect Gore explains the necessity of enviromentalism and offers bold initiatives for change in this thoughtful, compelling primer, a QPB selection and PW bestseller. Illustrations. (Jan.)
School Library Journal
YA-- Too often, environmental challenges are presented in such a way that the more one learns, the more hopeless it all seems. Earth in the Balance does not shrink from the magnitude and painfulness of the conflicts YAs will soon inherit, but it also gives encouragement, offering the possibility of resolution. A passionate yet clearheaded exposition of a worldwide crisis is the starting point of this courageous book. Retracing his own journey, Gore leads readers toward a greater understanding of humanity and toward thinking beyond currently perceived limitations. With often stunning insight, he looks at how ``dysfunctional civilization,'' political realities, and religious traditions have helped to shape the current global ecological situation. This breadth of perspective should speak to a diversity of readers, while the final section, outlining a plausible plan of action, can capture the imaginations of practical as well as idealistic readers. The book may seem daunting to some, but its 3-part, 15-chapter structure, which allows readers to browse at will, should make it accessible enough to most YAs.-- Christine C. Menefee, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Booknews
Senator (and vice presidential candidate) Gore (Democrat, Tennessee) demonstrates that the quality of air, water, and soil is at grave risk, not only locally or regionally but globally, and argues that only a radical rethinking of the human relationship with nature can save the earth's ecology for future generations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853831379
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/1992
Edition description:
1
Pages:
416

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Earth in the Balance: Forging a New Common Purpose 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 6 days ago
The original book was entitled ' Earth In The Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit. This one appears to have a different subtitle. Is this the original book or is it an updated and revised one that came out later?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not worth the mony.