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One With Nineveh : Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future - Paul  R. Ehrlich

One With Nineveh

Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future

Hardcover Published: 1st May 2004
ISBN: 9781559638791
Number Of Pages: 447

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"Here, between the covers of one book, you can find out about the major problems facing the world today, and how to fix them. It all comes sprinkled with the deliciously surprising examples, and wrapped in the alternately gripping and humorous prose, for which Paul and Anne Ehrlich have long been famous. This is a book to savor and from which to learn."-JARED DIAMOND, AUTHOR OF COLLAPSE: HOW SOCIETIES CHOOSE TO FAIL OR SUCCEED AND GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL
"Provocative and eminently readable...this is a direct and levelheaded presentation that should get, and deserves, wide readership." -PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"The Ehrlichs have often been called the ultimate pessimists, but their book is, frankly, heartening. . . . The book is decidedly new and different."-NORMAN MYERS, NATURE
"If you simply want a great book, written by smart, forthright scientists, read One with Nineveh by Paul and Anne Ehrlich." -BOSTON GLOBE
"An urgent warning full of suggestions as to how things could be made better if individuals and businesses and nations cooperated."-THE WASHINGTON POST
"The Ehrlichs manage to be both meticulous and witty as they suggest reforms and remind us that ours is an astoundingly adaptive species capable of making radical change once we're motivated." -BOOKLIST
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.

"Here, between the covers of one book, you can find out about the major problems facing the world today, and how to fix them. It all comes sprinkled with the deliciously surprising examples, and wrapped in the alternately gripping and humorous prose, for which Paul and Anne Ehrlich have long been famous. This is a book to savor and from which to learn." - JARED DIAMOND, AUTHOR OF COLLAPSE: HOW SOCIETIES CHOOSE TO FAIL OR SUCCEED AND GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL "Provocative and eminently readable...this is a direct and levelheaded presentation that should get, and deserves, wide readership." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "The Ehrlichs have often been called the ultimate pessimists, but their book is, frankly, heartening....The book is decidedly new and different." - NORMAN MYERS, NATURE "If you simply want a great book, written by smart, forthright scientists, read One with Nineveh by Paul and Anne Ehrlich." - BOSTON GLOBE "An urgent warning full of suggestions as to how things could be made better if individuals and businesses and nations cooperated." - THE WASHINGTON POST "The Ehrlichs manage to be both meticulous and witty as they suggest reforms and remind us that ours is an astoundingly adaptive species capable of making radical change once we're motivated." - BOOKLIST"

Introduction: Hostages to Hubrisp. 3
The Human Predicamentp. 17
The Costs of Successp. 45
The Tide of Populationp. 76
The Consumption Factorp. 112
Technology Mattersp. 138
Billions, Birthrates, and Policiesp. 181
Consuming Lessp. 206
A Culture Out of Stepp. 237
Human Behavior at the Millenniump. 264
Sustainable Governance in Americap. 288
Healing a World of Woundsp. 318
Notesp. 335
Referencesp. 391
Acknowledgmentsp. 429
Indexp. 433
Table of Contents provided by Rittenhouse. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781559638791
ISBN-10: 1559638796
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 447
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: ISLAND PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 3.63
Weight (kg): 0.76