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One with Nineveh: Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future

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"Here, between the covers of one book, you can find out about the major problems facing the world today, and how to fix them. It all comes sprinkled with the deliciously surprising examples, and wrapped in the alternately gripping and humorous prose, for which Paul and Anne Ehrlich have long been famous. This is a book to savor and from which to learn."-JARED DIAMOND, AUTHOR OF COLLAPSE: HOW SOCIETIES CHOOSE TO FAIL OR SUCCEED AND GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL

"Provocative and eminently readable...this is a direct and levelheaded presentation that should get, and deserves, wide readership."-PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"The Ehrlichs have often been called the ultimate pessimists, but their book is, frankly, heartening. . . . The book is decidedly new and different."-NORMAN MYERS, NATURE

"If you simply want a great book, written by smart, forthright scientists, read One with Nineveh by Paul and Anne Ehrlich." -BOSTON GLOBE

"An urgent warning full of suggestions as to how things could be made better ifindividuals and businesses and nations cooperated."-THE WASHINGTON POST

"The Ehrlichs manage to be both meticulous and witty as they suggest reforms and remind us that ours is an astoundingly adaptive species capable of making radical change once we're motivated." -BOOKLIST

Named a Notable Book for 2005 by the American Library Association, One with Nineveh is a fresh synthesis of the major issues of our time, now brought up to date with an afterword for the paperback edition. Through lucid explanations, telling anecdotes, and incisive analysis, the book spotlights the three elephants in our global living room-rising consumption, still-growing world population, and unchecked political and economic inequity-that together are increasingly shaping today's politics and humankind's future. One with Nineveh brilliantly puts today's political and environmental debates in a larger context and offers some bold proposals for improving our future prospect.

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Named a Notable Book for 2005 by the American Library Association, One with Nineveh is a fresh synthesis of the major issues of our time, now brought up to date with an afterword for the paperback edition. Through lucid explanations, telling anecdotes, and incisive analysis, the book spotlights the three elephants in our global living room-rising consumption, still-growing world population, and unchecked political and economic inequity-that together are increasingly shaping today's politics and humankind's future. One with Nineveh brilliantly puts today's political and environmental debates in a larger context and offers some bold proposals for improving our future prospect.

Synopsis:

The acclaimed writers Paul and Anne Ehrlich explore how overpopulation, overconsumption and political and economic inequity are increasingly determining today's politics and shaping humankind's future.

About the Author

Paul R. Ehrlich is Bing Professor of Population Studies and Professor of Biological Sciences at Stanford University. The author of The Population Bomb, Human Natures, and many other books, Ehrlich is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a recipient of the Crafoord Prize (an explicit substitute for the Nobel Prize in fields of science in which the latter is not given).

Anne E. Ehrlich is affiliated with Stanford's Department of Biological Sciences and Center for Conservation Biology. She has served on the board of the Sierra Club and other conservation organizations, has coauthored ten books with her husband, and is a recipient of the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition

Introduction: Hostages to Hubris

 

Chapter 1. The Human Predicament

Chapter 2. The Costs of Success

Chapter 3. The Tide of Population

Chapter 4. The Consumption Factor

Chapter 5. Technology Matters

Chapter 6. Billions, Birthrates, and Policies

Chapter 7. Consuming Less

Chapter 8. A Culture Out of Step

Chapter 9. Human Behavior at the Millennium

Chapter 10. Sustainable Governance in America

Chapter 11. Healing a World of Wounds

 

Afterword to the Paperback Edition

Notes

References

Acknowledgments

Index

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597260312
Author:
Ehrlich, Paul R
Publisher:
Island Press
Author:
Ehrlich, Anne H.
Author:
Ehrlich, Paul R.
Subject:
Public Affairs & Administration
Subject:
Sustainable Development
Subject:
Social justice
Subject:
Development - Sustainable Development
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Policy
Subject:
Business-Manufacturing and Product Development
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Named a Notable Book for 2005 by the American Library Association, One with Nineveh is a fresh synthesis of the major issues of our time, now brought up to date with an afterword for the paperback edition. Through lucid explanations, telling anecdotes, and incisive analysis, the book spotlights the three elephants in our global living room-rising consumption, still-growing world population, and unchecked political and economic inequity-that together are increasingly shaping today's politics and humankind's future. One with Nineveh brilliantly puts today's political and environmental debates in a larger context and offers some bold proposals for improving our future prospect.

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