Whole Earth Discipline: Why Dense Cities, Nuclear Power, Transgenic Crops, Restored Wildlands, and Geoengineering Are Necessary

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Penguin Books
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5.52 X 8.38 X 0.81 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author
Though honored as a writer--with the National Book Award for the Whole Earth Catalog, Eliot Montroll Award for The Media Lab, Golden Gadfly Award for his years as editor of CoEvolution Quarterly--Steward Brand is primarily an inventor/designer. Trained as a biologist and army officer, he was an early multimedia artist. He has created a number of lasting institutions, including New Games Tournaments, the Hackers Conference, and The WELL, a bellwether computer conference system. He is co-founder of Global Business Network, a futurist research organization fostering "the art of the long view."
Praise for Whole Earth Discipline

"One of the most important Green tracts since Silent Spring." --Fortune

"I believe the world must have, and soon, a series of debates on the many inconvenient challenges facing us, employing a small number of intelligent, provocative texts at the core, and this should be one of them." --Edward O. Wilson

"A lucid and provocative polemic, focusing on large scale fixes for a planet in jeopardy." --The Boston Globe

"Likely one of the most original and important books of the century." --Paul Hawken, author of Blessed Unrest

"This book is truly important and a joy to read." --James Lovelock, author of The Revenge of Gaia

"A brilliant, elegant treatise by a veteran defender of the Earth's health." --Ian McEwan, author of Solar