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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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In this provocative work, Vice President Gore argues that the engines of human civilization have brought on imminent catastrophe, and that only a worldwide mobilization can save the earth for future generations. His analysis of environmental crises along political, scientific, and economic lines leads to a plan for action.

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In this provocative work, Vice President Gore argues that the engines of human civilization have brought on imminent catastrophe, and that only a worldwide mobilization can save the earth for future generations. His analysis of environmental crises along political, scientific, and economic lines leads to a plan for action.

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“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:
9781597771542
Publisher:
Phoenix Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Edition description:
Abridged
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.60(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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Earth in the Balance 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Its time to understand the environment, and the dynamic we play in it... Time to throw off our petty political ties, and join in the protection of something that should outlive us, and not the other way aro
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book takes an extremely thorough and well-reasoned look at the impact that human beings have on their habitat. Beyond listing current and potential ecological problems, Gore considers the options for dealing with each crisis. Most importantly, he formulates a comprehensive plan to deal with these problems and overcome the momentum of degradation that human beings have created. From both a scientific and policy perspective, this book is a great success.