Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit by Al Gore, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit

Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit

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by Al Gore
     
 

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A passionate and lifelong defender of the environment, Vice President Al Gore describes in this classic best-selling book how human actions and decisions can endanger or safeguard the vulnerable ecosystem that sustains us all. The book's groundbreaking analysis helped place the environment on the national agenda, summoning politicians, the media, and the public to

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A passionate and lifelong defender of the environment, Vice President Al Gore describes in this classic best-selling book how human actions and decisions can endanger or safeguard the vulnerable ecosystem that sustains us all. The book's groundbreaking analysis helped place the environment on the national agenda, summoning politicians, the media, and the public to attention and action. The message remains just as urgent today as it did eight years ago: while much has been accomplished, we must meet a global environmental challenge that reaches into every aspect of our society.
In brave and unforgettable terms, Earth in the Balance probes the roots of the environmental crisis and offers a bold and forceful vision of a new, more sustainable path. Having provoked international discussion upon its original publication, it continues to confront us with profound challenges. Human civilization must change its course if we are to heal our ailing environment and preserve the earth's ecology for future generations.
Vice President Gore describes in a new foreword to this classic what we have achieved and what remains to be done, and issues a clarion call to begin the millennium with an "Environment Decade." It is time to reflect deeply on the fate of our planet and commit ourselves to its future.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“This obviously isn't a standard politician's book, tossed off in a few weekends with aides doing most of the work and the famous man's name slapped on the cover. This is Gore's book, cover to cover, not only from the personal anecdotes and wide-ranging travel experiences he brings to the political and scientific aspects of global environmental problems, but also from the historical, philosophical, religious, spiritual, economic and moral dimensions he explores.” —Bob Thompson, The San Francisco Chronicle

“A work of intelligence and passionate authenticity...Gore has produced a labor of statesmanship, evangelism, and scientific exposition. His book itself is an act of leadership” —Time

“Earth in the Balance is a brilliantly written, prophetic, even holy book, clearly pointing the way we need to change to assure the survival of our grandchildren. I pray it will have the dramatic impact it deserves--and must have for our collective salvation.” —M. Scott Peck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618056644
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Edition description:
Revised edition with new foreward by the author
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Former Vice President Al Gore is chairman of Current TV, an independently owned cable and satellite television nonfiction network for young people based on viewer-created content and citizen journalism. He also serves as chairman of Generation Investment Management, a firm that is focused on a new approach to sustainable investing. Gore is a member of the Board of Directors of Apple Computer, Inc., and a senior advisor to Google, Inc.

Gore was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976 and the U.S. Senate in 1984 and 1990. He was inaugurated as the 45th vice president of the United States on January 20, 1993, and served eight years. He is the author of the 2006 bestseller An Inconvenient Truth.

Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, live in Nashville, Tennessee. They have four children and two grandchildren.

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