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The Next One Hundred Years: Shaping The Fate of Our Living Earth
The Next One Hundred Years Shaping The Fate of Our Living Earth Author:Jonathan Weiner "The Next one Hundred Years" is a beautifully written, wide-ranging and totally absorbing look at the prospects for life on Planet Earth, at the lastest and most complex stage of evolution. It brings all the basic evidence together for the first time. We see One World in the deepest sense: the human species as one among millions of species, int... more »erwoven, for better or worse, into a vast living system, a superorganism. We see the sciences increasingly mobilized in an all-out effort to assure the survival of the whole. Weiner has been where the action is, in tropical forests, on glaciers and volcanoes, wherever vital changes in the health of the good Earth are being monitored. For an authentic look at the shape of things to come, this is the book.
The pace of change has accelerated throughout the century so that now in ten years more happens than in a medieval century, and nature itself seems to abhor a forecast even more than a vacuum. If you are curious or anxious about our destiny, about the next one hundred years, don't go for comfort or information to the overwhelming and contradictory reports of committees of experts or listen to the sonorous words of the great and the good. Instead, read this book written by Jonathan Weiner, a wise, ordinary man who truly understands and feels for nature.« less