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A Moment on the Earth

Gregg Easterbrook

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ISBN 10: 0670839833 / ISBN 13: 9780670839834
Published by Viking, New York, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Authors first book. Dedicated by the author "To Forrest". "The good news about our environment. Bookseller Inventory # 004572

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Title: A Moment on the Earth

Publisher: Viking, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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An award-winning investigative journalist presents an in-depth exploration of the concept of ecorealism, predicting that the Pollution Age is nearing its end and that environmentalism offers humanity a chance to transform society for the better. 20,000 first printing.

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This is a well-documented examination of the effects of human society on the global environment. Easterbrook's conclusion: Things are getting better, not worse. Not surprisingly, this book has generated considerable controversy in many circles of environmentalists and ecologists, and many of his arguments only apply to overly-developed nations. For example, he stumbles badly when dealing with tropical rainforests, completely ignoring the fact that clearcutting in tropical environments leads to essentially irreversible loss of soils and a sterile clay pan. But all in all, I recommend this book highly to everyone interested in the proper interpretation of long-term ecological trends. In my opinion, he is as often right as wrong, and habitual doomsday-sayers would do well to seriously consider and possibly adopt some of his positions on ecorealism.

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