Ecotopia: the notebooks and reports of William Weston

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Banyan Tree Books, 1975 - Juvenile Fiction - 167 pages
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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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User Review  - Diego González - Goodreads

I've wanted to read this book ever since moving to the west coast 16 years ago. When I moved to Washington, this book seemed to be part of the subconscious feeling that you were in another country ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stacey Slager - Goodreads

I have only just started this book. I received it for Christmas in the past few years and it has sat on my shelf. The other day someone was being interviewed on the Extraenvironmentalist podcast and ... Read full review


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Ernest Callenbach is the author of "Bring Back the Buffalo!" (1996), "Ecotopia Emerging" (1981), and "Ecotopia" (1975). He lives in the Bay Area.

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