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An excellent contribution to our world,
This review is from: Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World (Hardcover)
The title is apt; the message of the book is that we need to learn to live in harmony with our planet and not fight against it.
The book is more than a mere plea for sustainability. There are excellent photographs on almost every page, each with an extended caption explaining its significance. There is much relevant information about the state of the world, most of which was new to me, and of projects doing something about the many problems we face. There is also a helpful analysis of how we got to where we are, century by century, including an attempt to grapple with the underlying philosophical ideas, all in layman's language.
This is not an ivory tower rant: Prince Charles has been active for many years in the areas he writes about. He himself started eighteen of the twenty charities of which he is patron.
As a comitted Christian, I find his "All faiths have value" stance difficult, but despite that, this book is brilliant. It makes a good birthday present, as it is not too expensive in hardback.