Author(s): Ronald Wright
Explains how our current predicament - the runaway growth in human population, consumption and technology, and the consequent pressure this places on earth, air and water - is as old as civilization. We need to understand the patterns of progress to avoid a disasterous outcome. "Ronald Wright is an historical philosopher with a profound understanding of other cultures." - Jan Morris There is a audio version of this book, which has been broadcast on National Radio. First published 2004.
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