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Countdown : our last, best hope for a future on Earth?

Author: Alan Weisman
Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In this timely work, Alan Weisman examines how we can shrink our collective human footprint so that we don't stomp any more species -- including our own -- out of existence. The answer: reducing gradually and non-violently the number of humans on the planet whose activities, industries and lifestyles are damaging the Earth.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Weisman
ISBN: 9780316239813 031623981X
OCLC Number: 858580920
Description: xiii, 783 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A weary land of four questions --
A world busting its seams --
Body counts and the paradox of food --
Carrying capacity and the cradle --
Island world --
Holy See --
Gorillas in our midst --
The great wall of people --
The sea --
the bottom --
The world unraveling --
The Ayatollah giveth and taketh away --
Shrink and prosper --
Tomorrow --
Safe sex --
Parkland Earth --
the world with fewer of us.
Responsibility: Alan Weisman.

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In this timely work, Alan Weisman examines how we can shrink our collective human footprint so that we don't stomp any more species -- including our own -- out of existence. The answer: reducing gradually and non-violently the number of humans on the planet whose activities, industries and lifestyles are damaging the Earth.
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