- Hardcover: 407 pages
- Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Trade); 1st Edition edition (3 April 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0395578213
- ISBN-13: 978-0395578216
- Package Dimensions: 23.4 x 16.5 x 3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,686,689 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit Hardcover – 3 Apr 1996
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Top Customer Reviews
I have recommended this book to many "non-scientific" friends, and many have enjoyed reading it as well as benefitted from the information it contains.
"Gore leads readers toward a greater understanding of humanity and toward thinking beyond currently perceived limitations. With often stunning insight. . ."
The ratings of objective customers correspond with professional reviews (4 or 5 stars). The customers that give 1-star reviews in Amazon are trying to diminish sales of this book due to anti-environmental fanaticism or political fanaticism. When will they ever stop trying to damage the integrity of valid sources of information? People have a right to know the truth.
The book's implications are so disturbing that many readers can expect to be shocked and angry with Mr. Gore for rocking our boats so violently.
"Earth in the Balance" is definitely not the sort of vision-thing we expect to hear from our politicians, who usually specialize in massaging our egos - not disrupting them!
For that reason alone, I consider this to be THE must-read book of the last decade.
I sat down to read the first assigned reading and was pleasantly amazed. The book isn't boring at all. Al Gore has a beautiful, flowing writing style. I managed to read an entire required book without a sign of fatigue or distraction. It even had pictures to keep my thoughts from straying. I am not ashamed to say that I enjoyed this book. I really mean it. Even if you are not into the environment, at least read it to be shocked by a book that defied many of my preconcieved notions about the man. I ended up getting my required sleep for the quarter.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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Recommended book for everyone who cares about our future generations. Easy to read and understood even for non-native.Published on 29 April 2010 by K. Kuswara
My main point about this excellent book is why did Al Gore decide to ignore it? He wrote the book in the early 90s round about the time he became Vice President. Read morePublished on 30 Oct. 2006 by A. Horner
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