Civilization Critical: Energy, Food, Nature, and the Future

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Product Details

Price
$30.00
Publisher
Fernwood Publishing
Publish Date
Pages
360
Dimensions
5.9 X 0.9 X 8.9 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781773630861

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About the Author

Darrin Qualman is a civilizational critic. He also farmed with his family in Saskatchewan, Canada, and for many years he served as director of research for Canada's National Farmers Union.

Reviews

A thoughtful and thoroughly documented analysis of the runaway train we are all aboard. Anyone worried about the track ahead should read it. Those not worried should read it more than once.
Why is the Amazon rainforest shrinking, while Amazon.com is growing rapidly? You will find that and other answers in this masterful book by Darrin Qualman, who takes us for a intriguing ride along the history of energy, materials and the living world, ending with a call for the transformation of our civilization.
Mandatory reading for everyone who is determined to create a society that is more just, rooted in systems thinking and upholds hope for our children.
"An eye-opener...Civilization Critical will broaden your knowledge of many factors impacting our societies and lifestyles, how we got to this point and where we are going in future."
"The book is at once an historical account, social critique, analysis of power structures, and spiritual appeal."
Civilization Critical joins a post-war chorus of books that insist humanity's impact on
the planet has gone up like a rocket since 1950, mirroring our exponential population boom. Page after page, one can feel Qualman's pessimism: we are living through the End of Times, and there seems to be only one grim way the story can end.