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ISBN13: 9780553348477
ISBN10: 0553348477
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Ecotopia was founded when northern California, Oregon, and Washington seceded from the Union to create a "stable-state" ecosystem: the perfect balance between human beings and the environment. Now, twenty years later, the isolated, mysterious Ecotopia welcomes its first officially sanctioned American visitor: New York Times-Post reporter Will Weston.

Like a modern Gulliver, the skeptical Weston is by turns impressed, horrified, and overwhelmed by Ecotopia's strange practices: employee ownership of farms and businesses, the twenty-hour work week, the fanatical elimination of pollution, "mini-cities" that defeat overcrowding, devotion to trees bordering on worship, a woman-dominated government, and bloody, ritual war games. Bombarded by innovative, unsettling ideas, set afire by a relationship with a sexually forthright Ecotopian woman, Weston's conflict of values intensifies — and leads to a startling climax.

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"Callenbach gives us a vivid, comprehensive, positive vision of an ecologically sustainable world. Essential reading for all who care about the Earth's future." Fritjof Capra, author of The Tao Of Physics and The Turning Point

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"A classic of Earth consciousness." Denis Hayes

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"None of the happy conditions in Ecotopia are beyond the technical or resource reach of our society." Ralph Nader

About the Author

Ernest Callenbach is also the author of Ecotopia Emerging, The Ecotopian Encyclopedia, and Publishers Lunch. He is the co-author of The Art of Friendship and Humphrey the Wayward Whale (with Christine Leefeldt) and of A Citizen Legislature (with Michael Phillips). He edits natural history books and the journal Film Quarterly at the University of California Press, and lectures on environmental topics all over the world.

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busterhoudini, January 18, 2013 (view all comments by busterhoudini)
I LOVE Ecotopia! I am an "old hippie" and I only wish I had met this author Ernest Callenbach, before he passed away last year(2012). Whomever is a true environmentalist will like this book! Perhaps if it were required reading when I was in school(um...except they might have to edit out the "love stuff"), we would have had a bigger jump on global warming. As it stands today, or more recently, we only had Al Gore's movie "Inconvenient Truth" to "awaken" our consciousness.I remember going to the "Whole Earth Access" store back in the early 1970's here in Berkeley, Ca. for our "back to the land" items we purchased from them. We were environmentalists then, and we are still environmentalists now! We need more books written like this one!
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greennova23, January 5, 2010 (view all comments by greennova23)
This book was so good the social relations with each person cummunitie suppurt with out judjment the worst part is now i feel this longing for this social and eco conncious life I cryed alot out of joy for the future and loss of this now it shows to me that mental health is a social proplem not pharmacoligical or also diet if food is depleted then all animals that eat it will be depleted.My life is very alone single father I would do eney thing in human abillity so my doaghter could live in ecotopia.I would love to met the auther peace,by still,namaste
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Suzanne Shattuck, May 9, 2008 (view all comments by Suzanne Shattuck)
Sounds like the author is onto something!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553348477
Author:
Callenbach, Ernest
Publisher:
Bantam
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Environmentalists
Subject:
Nature conservation
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Science / General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Bantam trade ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
March 1990
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.18x5.48x.53 in. .37 lbs.

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