Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto

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Atlantic Books, 2010 - Biotechnology - 325 pages
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Three profound transformations are under way on Earth: climate change, urbanization and biotechnology.  Climate change is finally pushing us towards recognizing the need to manage the planet as a whole.  With half the world's population now living in cities - a figure that is rising fast - urbanization is altering profoundly humanity's land impact and wealth.  And biotechnology is becoming the world's leading engineering tool.
In response to these seismic changes - and the challenges they create - Brand argues that the environmental movement must reverse some of its long-held opinions, and embrace tools and disciplines that it has traditinally distrusted - such as science and engineering - in order to forestall the catacysmic deteriouration of the earth's resouces.

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

I loved this book for a lot of reasons, but perhaps the thing I loved best about it is how Brand examined his convictions and compared them to the latest and best factual evidence he could find and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tristan - Goodreads

There is a lot I like about this book, and a lot to question. Stewart Brand is my favourite type of thinker, he is sceptical, non-ideological, and sees things in the long term. This books is simply ... Read full review

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