One With Nineveh
6 x 9
Named a Notable Book for 2005 by the American Library Association, One with Nineveh is a fresh synthesis of the major issues of our time, now brought up to date with an afterword for the paperback edition. Through lucid explanations, telling anecdotes, and incisive analysis, the book spotlights the three elephants in our global living room-rising consumption, still-growing world population, and unchecked political and economic inequity-that together are increasingly shaping today's politics and humankind's future. One with Nineveh brilliantly puts today's political and environmental debates in a larger context and offers some bold proposals for improving our future prospect.
"...full of pioneering analyses and innovative insights.... The Ehrlichs have often been called the ultimate pessimists, but their book is, frankly, heartening. . . . The book is decidedly new and different.
"This is a book to savor and from which to learn.
Jared Diamond, author of "Collapse" and "Guns, Germs, and Steel"
"Provocative and eminently readable...this is a direct and levelheaded presentation that should get, and deserves, wide readership.
"If you simply want a great book, written by smart, forthright scientists, read One with Nineveh by Paul and Anne Ehrlich.
"The Ehrlichs manage to be both meticulous and witty as they suggest reforms and remind us that ours is an astoundingly adaptive species capable of making radical change once we're motivated.
Preface to the Paperback Edition
Introduction: Hostages to Hubris
Chapter 1. The Human Predicament
Chapter 2. The Costs of Success
Chapter 3. The Tide of Population
Chapter 4. The Consumption Factor
Chapter 5. Technology Matters
Chapter 6. Billions, Birthrates, and Policies
Chapter 7. Consuming Less
Chapter 8. A Culture Out of Step
Chapter 9. Human Behavior at the Millennium
Chapter 10. Sustainable Governance in America
Chapter 11. Healing a World of Wounds
Afterword to the Paperback Edition