Time's Up!: An Uncivilized Solution to a Global Crisis [NOOK Book]

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Describes what our actions are doing to the very things on Earth that we depend on for survival, at scales that we rarely contemplate. It arms us with the tools to free us from the culture that has blinded us for centuries, and which will allow us to live lives that will give the Earth, and ourselves, a future.

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Time's Up!: An Uncivilized Solution to a Global Crisis

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Overview

Describes what our actions are doing to the very things on Earth that we depend on for survival, at scales that we rarely contemplate. It arms us with the tools to free us from the culture that has blinded us for centuries, and which will allow us to live lives that will give the Earth, and ourselves, a future.

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"I think we are beginning to see mounting awareness of the gravity and scope of the crisis afflicting life on earth. Keith's Time's Up is a huge contribution to understanding the extremity of our situation and providing ideas for facing up to ending a fundamentally false and devouring technoculture."--John Zerzan, author of Running on Emptiness: The Pathology of Civilization, Twilight of the Machines, and others

"I have read no clearer exposition of the interconnectivity of life. Nor have I come across a more reasoned explanation for our selfishness. If you read it, and I exhort you to read it, you will see that there is no other solution but the wholesale deconstruction of industrial society."--Jon Hughes, Fourth World Review

"Keith Farnish has it right: time has practically run out, and the 'system' is the problem"--Professor James Hansen, Columbia University

"In Time's Up! Keith Farnish has taken that [late night conversation] process a step further and crafted the raw material of these intense, personal polemics into a thorough and well-argued book."--Dan Grace, Resurgence Magazine

This is the book I wanted to read. Monbiot and Lynas are good but they don't go far enough. [Time's Up] is diagnostic and remedial not just at the level of behaviour but at the level of impulse. It's the most subversive book I've ever read.... It's also unexpectedly entertaining and a page turner."--Ana Salote, author of Tree Talk

"Keith's book is a progress report from one man's search for ... meaning [in the context of the] unfolding drama of wrenching change.... I encourage you to join efforts with him, and to work on discovering a future in which you and your children might find a place."--Dmitry Orlov, author of Reinventing Collapse

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907448591
  • Publisher: UIT Cambridge
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,067,027
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Keith Farnish is an environmental writer, philosopher, and activist. He founded The Earth Blog, and writes the Unsuitablog. He is also a guest author on the Sietch Blog.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6

Introduction 7

Part 1 The Scale of the Problem

Chapter 1 One Ten-Millionth of a Metre 11

Chapter 2 One Millionth of a Metre 24

Chapter 3 One Thousandth of a Metre 34

Chapter 4 One Hundredth of a Metre 45

Chapter 5 One Metre 54

Chapter 6 One Hundred Metres 67

Chapter 7 Beneath and Beyond 78

Part 2 Why It Matters

Chapter 8 What Are We? 87

Chapter 9 Who Are We? 98

Chapter 10 Why Does It Matter? 109

Part 3 Making The Connection

Chapter 11 Why Connect? 127

Chapter 12 How to Connect 139

Chapter 13 Why Can't We Connect? 146

Part 4 How to Survive

Chapter 14 You Are the System 175

Chapter 15 Making the Change 186

Chapter 16 Being Ourselves 224

Afterword 233

References and Notes 234

Index 253

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