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Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit

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Re-released on the heels of Al Gores #1 New York Times bestseller, An Inconvenient Truth, comes the paperback edition of his classic bestseller, Earth in the Balance. First published in 1992, it helped place the environment on the national agenda; now, as environmental issues move front-and-center in the public consciousness, the time is right to reflect deeply on

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Re-released on the heels of Al Gores #1 New York Times bestseller, An Inconvenient Truth, comes the paperback edition of his classic bestseller, Earth in the Balance. First published in 1992, it helped place the environment on the national agenda; now, as environmental issues move front-and-center in the public consciousness, the time is right to reflect deeply on the fate of our planet and commit ourselves to its future. While An Inconvenient Truth closely examines one menace to our environment--global warming--Earth in the Balance takes a broader approach, focusing on the threats that everyday choices pose to our climate, water, soil, and diversity of plant and animal life. A passionate, lifelong defender of the environment, Gore describes in brave and unforgettable terms how human actions and decisions can endanger or safeguard the vulnerable ecosystem that sustains us.

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:
9781594866371
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
10/31/2006
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 8.64(h) x 1.09(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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