Whole Earth Discipline: Why Dense Cities, Nuclear Power, Transgenic Crops, Restored Wildlands, Radical Science, And Geoengineering Are Necessary

Author: Stewart Brand
Homepage_9781843548164

Stock information

General Fields

  • : $24.99(AUD)
  • : 9781843548164
  • : Atlantic Books
  • : Atlantic Books
  • :
  • :
  • : October 2010
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2011
  • :
  • :
  • : books

Special Fields

  • :
  • :
  • :
  • :
  • :
  • :
  • :
  • :
  • : 336
  • : Stewart Brand
  • :
  • : 333.7
  • :
  • :
  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • :
Barcode 9781843548164
9781843548164

Description

The green movement used to protect the earth from mankind; now they need to protect mankind from the earth. In Whole Earth Discipline, Stewart Brand argues that in order to do this, they urgently need to abandon much conventional environmental wisdom, and embrace new science and engineering. Cities are actually greener than the countryside, he argues, and urbanization should be encouraged; we must invest massively in nuclear energy; and genetic engineering has the potential to stimulate a second 'Green Revolution'. Combining rigorous thinking and blazing advocacy, this is a powerful and persuasive challenge, and a wake-up call to everyone who cares about the future of our Earth.

Reviews

'Now the new style of environmentalism has a worthy prophet, Stewart Brand, and a bible, Whole Earth Discipline.' Financial Times

Author description

Stewart Brand trained originally as an ecologist. His legendary Whole Earth Catalogue won the US National Book Award in 1972. Brand, whose previous books include The Media Lab, How Buildings Learn, and The Clock of the Long Now, is president and cofounder of the Long Now Foundation and co-founder of the Global Business Network.