Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World

Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World

by Paul Hawken

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143113652
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 677,298
Product dimensions: 5.45(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author. Starting at age 20, he dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. His practice has included starting and running ecological businesses, writing and teaching about the impact of commerce on living systems, and consulting with governments and corporations on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy.

Table of Contents

The Beginning     1
Blessed Unrest     9
The Long Green     27
The Rights of Business     49
Emerson's Savants     69
Indigene     87
We Interrupt This Empire     115
Immunity     139
Restoration     167
Appendix     191
Acknowledgments     303
Notes     307
Bibliography     321
Index     331

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Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JanesList on LibraryThing 8 months ago
It took a while to get started, but this book was worth the work. Hawken briefly tells the history of the social and environmental movements and then presents the wonderful metaphor that all these small groups working for good are humanity's immune system. As with any book about solutions, you have to read about the problems, which can be a downer, but this book is really inspiring. He's gone on to create an online wiki-database of groups worldwide, and presented a sample list as the last third of the book. This is the weakest part of the book - I ended up just skimming the headings - because it is hard to read and increasingly out of date. You just can't put a website worth of information in a book! For this last part I wish he had used more of his storytelling skills instead of listing.
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