Whole Earth Discipline: Why Dense Cities, Nuclear Power, Transgenic Crops, RestoredWildlands, and Geoengineering Are Necessary (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Sep 28, 2010 - Nature - 352 pages
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"This is a very scary book by a very bright man, offering a picture of humanity's future that is both ominous and exhilarating."
-Edward O. Wilson


This eye-opening book by the legendary author of the National Book Award-winning Whole Earth Catalog persuasively details a new approach to our stewardship of the planet. Lifelong ecologist and futurist Stewart Brand relies on scientific rigor to shatter myths concerning nuclear energy, urbanization, genetic engineering, and other controversial subjects, showing exactly where the sources of our dilemmas lie and offering a bold, inventive set of policies and design- based solutions for shaping a more sustainable society. Thought- provoking and passionately argued, this is a pioneering book on one of the hottest issues facing humanity today.


  

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Review: Whole Earth Discipline: Why Dense Cities, Nuclear Power, Transgenic Crops, RestoredWildlands, and Geoengineering Are Necessary

User Review  - Sharjeel Aziz - Goodreads

One of my favorite books. You would find a wealth of well researched ideas on environment and our future. Read full review

Review: Whole Earth Discipline: Why Dense Cities, Nuclear Power, Transgenic Crops, RestoredWildlands, and Geoengineering Are Necessary

User Review  - Greg - Goodreads

Strong counterpoint to many environmentalists who assert that solutions to climate change must not involve nuclear power and GMOs. I don't believe that Brand was completely forthcoming about the dangers of GMOs, but he made some good points about their strengths. Read full review

Contents

Scale Scope Stakes Speed
City Planet
Urban Promise
New Nukes
Green Genes
Gene Dreams 7 Romantics Scientists Engineers
Its All Gardening 9 Planet Craft Afterword Recommended Reading
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About the author (2010)

Though honored as a writer—with the National Book Award for the Whole Earth Catalog, Eliot Montroll Award for The Media Lab, Golden Gadfly Award for his years as editor of CoEvolution QuarterlySteward Brand is primarily an inventor/designer. Trained as a biologist and army officer, he was an early multimedia artist. He has created a number of lasting institutions, including New Games Tournaments, the Hackers Conference, and The WELL, a bellwether computer conference system. He is co-founder of Global Business Network, a futurist research organization fostering "the art of the long view."

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