From the groundbreaking author of The End of Nature -- a provocative book that presents a compelling, environmentally sound argument for saving the planet through voluntary population control.
Bill McKibben's books and essays on our environment -- both physical and spiritual -- have shaped and spurred debate in America since The End of Nature was published in 1989.
In Maybe One, McKibben tackles the most controversial of all environmental issues -- overpopulation. He points out that we live in an age when the planet's limitations are being tested every day -- and when voluntary reductions in childbearing could make a crucial difference. Drawing on his own experiences as the father of just one daughter, McKibben also argues that having only one child will hurt neither your family nor our nation -- and that it can, in fact, be an optimistic and rewarding step toward ensuring a healthy future for our planet.
For readers concerned about the census bureau's prediction that there will be 400 million Americans by 2020, or for those who wonder how many children are necessary to lead a full and happy life, Maybe One will provide the basis for topical, powerful thought and discussion.