Hope, Human and Wild: True Stories of Living Lightly on the Earth
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Hope, Human and Wild: True Stories of Living Lightly on the Earth

by Bill McKibben
     
 

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Divided into three sections, Hope, Human and Wild profiles the efforts of three caring communities to preserve wilderness and reverse environmental devastation. They include the reforestation of McKibben’s home territory, New York’s Adirondack Mountains; solving traffic and pollution problems in the densely populated Curitiba, Brazil; and how

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Divided into three sections, Hope, Human and Wild profiles the efforts of three caring communities to preserve wilderness and reverse environmental devastation. They include the reforestation of McKibben’s home territory, New York’s Adirondack Mountains; solving traffic and pollution problems in the densely populated Curitiba, Brazil; and how the citizens of Kerala, India have demonstrated that quality of life doesn’t depend on overconsumption of resources. This edition features a new introduction that revisits these places and explores how they’ve changed over the years.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Essays on successful collaborations between man and Mother Nature from the New Yorker staff writer who wrote the bestselling The End of Nature. (Apr.)
Library Journal
McKibben, an accomplished and popular ecological author, here joins other nature writers expressing a cautious optimism about the possibility of saving the global environment from further devastation. Close to home, McKibben writes of the wildlife returning to upstate New York and New England. In Curitika, Brazil, he finds an urban planner who has designed a city that works on a human scale, caring for the less fortunate while providing the means for commerce to flourish. And in Kerala, India, he tells of a state that has made enormous progress with a per capita income 1/17th the American average. McKibben concludes by calling for a new local politics, coupled with devolution of the global economy. Tantalizing, infuriating, and intelligent, this book is recommended for popular collections. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 6/15/95.]-Randy Dykhuis, OHIONET, Columbus, Ohio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571313003
Publisher:
Milkweed Editions
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Series:
The World As Home Series
Edition description:
Updated
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
1,132,098
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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