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From year one to 2012, and even beyond the year 2075, this book provides a comprehensive and well documented review of ecological issues confronting our precious planet earth. The successes and failures of humans in preserving our land, water, food sources, animals, sunlight, weather patterns and much more are well described. Conflicts of all types between and among environmentalists, profit-driven corporations, governments, lobbyists, farmers, scientists, native peoples, plant, animal and insect life are identified. An extensive bibliography and review questions are provided for each of 21 chapters.
Readers familiar with Collapse by Jared Diamond (2005) will be brought up-to-date regarding the struggles of humankind to protect and preserve the resources that nourish life on earth. Readers also are challenged to act to secure better futures for themselves and future generations. The reality of human extinction, or of struggling to recover from near extinction, is explored.
As a career teacher, high school principal, superintendent of schools and professor, I would encourage every person who can read, and who intends to continue breathing, eating, drinking and living, to read, study, discuss and act upon this important book.
James Proper, PhD
Charlotte, North Carolina