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EARTH ODYSSEY: Around the World in Search of Our Environmental Future by  Mark Hertsgaard - First Edition - 1998 - from Russ States (SKU: 12-0600)

EARTH ODYSSEY: Around the World in Search of Our Environmental Future

EARTH ODYSSEY: Around the World in Search of Our Environmental Future by  Mark Hertsgaard - First Edition - 1998 - from Russ States (SKU: 12-0600)
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EARTH ODYSSEY: Around the World in Search of Our Environmental Future

by Hertsgaard, Mark

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  • Hardcover
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ISBN 10
0767900588
ISBN 13
9780767900584
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New York: Broadway Books, 1998. (1998), 372pp, slight shelfwear to cover, old price in ink to ffep, a couple pg w/ turned corners, a bit of underlining to 1st 3 chapters, rest appears unmarked.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good -/Very Good -.

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Like many of us, Mark Hertsgaard has long worried about the declining health of our environment. But in 1991, he decided to act on his concern and investigate the escalating crisis for himself. Traveling on his own dime, he embarked on an odyssey lasting most of the decade and spanning nineteen countries. Now, in Earth Odyssey, he reports on our environmental predicament through the eyes of the people who live it.From the gilded boardrooms of Paris to the traffic-clogged streets of Bangkok, we travel from the deep human past to our still unfolding future. Much of the story revolves around people like Zhenbing, Hertsgaard's charismatic interpreter in China, whose desire to escape poverty leaves him indifferent to his country's horrific air and water pollution. We also meet Garang, a proud Dinka tribesman whose response to Sudan's famine shows the difficulty of building an environmentally sustainable future without bridging the gap between rich and poor. Drawing on interviews with Vaclav Havel, Al Gore, Jacques Cousteau, and numerous other prominent figures, Hertsgaard offers fresh insight into such complex issues as humanity's growing addiction to the automobile, the insidious spread of nuclear technology, and the inevitable tension between unfettered capitalism and the health of the biosphere.Earth Odyssey is a vivid, passionate narrative about one man's journey around the world in search of the answer to the most important question of our time: Is the future of the human species at risk? Combining first-rate reportage with irresistible storytelling, Mark Hertsgaard has written an essential--and ultimately hopeful--book about the uncertain fate of humankind.From the Hardcover edition.

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Bookseller
Russ States US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
12-0600
Title
EARTH ODYSSEY: Around the World in Search of Our Environmental Future
Author
Hertsgaard, Mark
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good -
Jacket condition
Very Good -
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0767900588
ISBN 13
9780767900584
Publisher
Broadway Books
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1998
Keywords
Nature, Environment, Global Change, Journeys, Travel, Description, Ecology

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