One With Nineveh: Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future

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Island Press, Apr 10, 2013 - Nature - 464 pages

Named a Notable Book for 2005 by the American Library Association, One with Nineveh is a fresh synthesis of the major issues of our time, now brought up to date with an afterword for the paperback edition. Through lucid explanations, telling anecdotes, and incisive analysis, the book spotlights the three elephants in our global living room-rising consumption, still-growing world population, and unchecked political and economic inequity-that together are increasingly shaping today's politics and humankind's future. One with Nineveh brilliantly puts today's political and environmental debates in a larger context and offers some bold proposals for improving our future prospect.

 

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Contents

Hostages to Hubris
3
The Human Predicament
17
The Costs of Success
45
The Tide of Population
76
The Consumption Factor
112
Technology Matters
138
Billison Birthrates and Policies
181
Consuming Less
206
Sustainable Governance in America
288
Healing a World of Wounds
318
Notes
335
References
391
Acknowledgments
429
About the Authors
431
About the Center for Conservation Biology
432
Index
433

A Culture Out of Step
237
Human Behavior at the Millennium
264

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Paul R. Ehrlich is Bing Professor of Population Studies and Professor of Biological Sciences at Stanford University. The author of The Population Bomb, Human Natures, and many other books, Ehrlich is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a recipient of the Crafoord Prize (an explicit substitute for the Nobel Prize in fields of science in which the latter is not given).

Anne E. Ehrlich is affiliated with Stanford's Department of Biological Sciences and Center for Conservation Biology. She has served on the board of the Sierra Club and other conservation organizations, has coauthored ten books with her husband, and is a recipient of the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.

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