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Earth Odyssey: Around the World in Search of our Environmental Future Paperback – 6 Apr 2000

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Abacus; New Ed edition (6 April 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0349111820
  • ISBN-13: 978-0349111827
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 2.2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,659,400 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Paying his own way, Mark Hertsgaard set out on a world tour in 1991 wondering what people thought of environmental problems. Earth Odyssey is the result, a sweeping and provocative work of travel and serious reporting that covers 19 countries and reveals, with often stark reality and vision, the legacy and prospects for our global environment.

Hertsgaard focuses on and reveals much of his story through the people who guide him and whom he meets along the way. After touring a state-owned paper factory in Chongqing, China, and seeing billowing clouds of chlorine and foaming rivers, Hertsgaard hears his guide and interpreter Zhenbing mourning for his country. In Sudan, Hertsgaard visits areas of extreme famine and poverty, where "the environment is no abstraction" to the people who live there. Through interviews with Vaclav Havel, Jacques Cousteau and Al Gore, as well as research and philosophy about the roles of industry and technology, the global environmental picture is etched skilfully chapter by chapter. When at Africa's Lake Turkana, Hertsgaard delineates in clarity and detail the evolution of our species and the history of technology to build perspective on our current lifestyles, values and environmental problems. Earth Odyssey is not only a good book but an important one--even essential--grasping the true human predicament as the planet faces a worldwide environmental breakdown. --Byron Ricks


A brilliant integration of global environmental trends and local environmental truths - a must-read for anyone who wants to understand how population growth and environmental deterioration are affecting the human prospect (Lester R. Brown, President, Worldwatch Institute)

Gifted reporter Mark Hertsgaard has taken the planet for his beat and he has delivered the goods; if you want to understand the next century, this is the required background reading (Bill McKibben, author of THE END OF NATURE)

A brilliant, complex and ultimately hopeful analysis which shines a light into the darkness of forecast chaos ... (we) should make this marvellous book required reading for all politicians as well as for the rest of us (THE TIMES)

Hertsgaard presents an elegant portrait of the human species, full of character, dignity, perseverance and strength (GEOGRAPHICAL)

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