The Live Earth Global Warming Survival Handbook: 77 Essential Skills to Stop Climate Change Paperback – 12 Oct 2010
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The Live Earth Global Warming Survival Handbook is the official companion volume to the Live Earth concerts, 24 hours of nonstop concerts broadcast from around the world on July 7, 2007. The book presents 77 essential skills for stopping climate change--and for living through it. It is a fun, compelling, and sly deconstruction of a survival guide (think Boy Scouts of America crossed with WorldChanging atop the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook) that offers equal parts tongue-in-cheek suggestions, practical advice, factual information, and bluesky dreaming of ways to save the world. Each skill is presented on a spread featuring a bright, full-color instructional illustration, a brief introduction to the skill and its core ideas, a set of instructions, spin-off ideas, and scientific and environmental facts. The book also includes a resource guide that provides useful resources for the eco-conscious reader.
About the Author
David de Rothschild is the 28-year-old founder and creator of Sculpt the Future, an independently run initiative that aims to raise environmental awareness and action through education. He is one of the judges for the New Statesman's Edge Upstart Award and The Observer Ethical Award. David was recently voted as a "Young Global Leader" by the World Economic Forum and an "Emerging Explorer" for National Geographic's class of 2007.
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1) I second the earlier reviewer (and wish I had realized it myself). Why was this printed and shipped? Why not an ebook? It's not even on recycled paper.
2) The publishing is poor - It skips from Skill #10 to #31, then the #31 through #47 section is repeated twice. Skills #11 through #30 never appear. Returning it would just mean more trucking and (postage and gas for the truck included) cost more than I paid for the book. What a waste.
3) The 'meltdown' section, Skills #68 through #77, is pure sarcasm. No useful information and not even funny at that. Another waste.
All in all, of 77 Skills, 20 were missing and 10 were just sarcasm - not useful information. That's 40% of the book, not to mention the 30 pages that were repeated. It really appears this book was just thrown together. It makes it difficult to take any of the information seriously.
Very disappointing. I expected so much more.
Get this book and start learning how to walk the walk and talk the talk !
Note- this reviewer is proudly and positively prejudiced as his son was one of the contributing authors of the book.
It would have to be translated to Spanish and to be located for developing countries, because it is a very useful tool to include the paper that each person has in her commitment with the climatic change.
We love the part of the letter to the Congressman where you are asking him or her about what has he or she have done to prevent global warming.