Earth Odyssey: Around the World in Search of Our Environmental Future

Mark Hertsgaard Charlie Conrad

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Earth Odyssey: Around the World in Search of Our Environmental Future

Earth Odyssey Around the World in Search of Our Environmental Future Like many of us Mark Hertsgaard has long worried about the declining health of our environment But in he decided to act on his own concern and investigate the escalating crisis for himself Trav

  • Title: Earth Odyssey: Around the World in Search of Our Environmental Future
  • Author: Mark Hertsgaard Charlie Conrad
  • ISBN: 9780767900591
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Paperback
  • Like many of us, Mark Hertsgaard has long worried about the declining health of our environment But in 1991, he decided to act on his own concern and investigate the escalating crisis for himself Traveling on his own dime, he embarked on an odyssey lasting most of the decade and spanning nineteen countries Now, in Earth Odyssey he reports on our environmental predicamenLike many of us, Mark Hertsgaard has long worried about the declining health of our environment But in 1991, he decided to act on his own concern and investigate the escalating crisis for himself Traveling on his own dime, he embarked on an odyssey lasting most of the decade and spanning nineteen countries Now, in Earth Odyssey he reports on our environmental predicament through the eyes of the people who live it.Earth Odyssey is a vivid, passionate narrative about one man s journey around the world in search of the answer to the essential question of our time Is the future of the human species at risk Combining first rate reportage with irresistible storytelling, Mark Hertsgaard has written an essential and ultimately hopeful book about the uncertain fate of humankind.

    Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer NBC Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer is a live action, half hour television program that will take viewers on an incredible journey to the wildest points of the globe, uncovering the connection Recycling symbols EarthOdyssey Recycling symbols can be further divided into two separate categories Recyclable symbols marking products made from specific materials that are suitable for recycling depending on whether there is a collection mechanism in place within the local community for those particular materials. Odyssey epic by Homer Britannica Odyssey, epic poem in books traditionally attributed to the ancient Greek poet Homer The poem is the story of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, who wanders for years although the action of the poem covers only the final six weeks trying to get home after the Trojan War. NBC and Litton Entertainment to Debut Earth Odyssey with Dreyer Returns to Saturday Morning with New Educational Series Premiering Jan , UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif Dec , NBC and Litton Entertainment, the preeminent producer of award winning family programming, today announced that Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer will join the three hour Saturday morning programming block, The Satellite Basics, , A Space Odyssey The In the renowned science fiction author of A Space Odyssey, Arthur C Clarke, proposed that communications satellites placed in orbit at a height of miles above the earth, would remain in synchronous orbit with the earth, or parked in the same spot above the equator, allowing earth based stations to communicate around the world Mars Odyssey Record Breaking Mission to Mars Space Mars Odyssey is the longest serving spacecraft to visit Mars It has mapped the planet in high resolution and serves as a relay for communications from the Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity rovers. Spherical Earth The earliest reliably documented mention of the spherical Earth concept dates from around the th century BC when it appeared in ancient Greek philosophy, but remained a matter of speculation until the rd century BC, when Hellenistic astronomy established the spherical shape of the Earth as a physical given and calculated Earth s circumference. Odyssey Three Odyssey Three is a science fiction novel by British writer Arthur C Clarke, published in It is the third book in Clarke s Space Odyssey series. National Geographic Magazine National Geographic stories take you on a journey that s always enlightening, often surprising, and unfailingly fascinating. A Science Odyssey You Try It Plate Tectonics Intro Plate tectonics is the theory that Earth s outer layer is made up of plates, which have moved throughout Earth s history The theory explains the how and why behind mountains, volcanoes, and

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    1. Sarah on said:

      Somewhat dated by the time I got around to reading it but his insights about political inaction in the face of any crisis that appears to threaten the status quo and economic bottom line seems apropos off into infinity as far as I can puzzle out. His hands on research was very interesting, his skewering of Gregg Easterbrook made me wince and laugh simultaneously kind of like Matt Taibbi does all of the time. While I think his suggestions for solutions in his conclusion build up quite a head of s [...]

    2. Sarah Sammis on said:

      We are going through a drought here in Northern California. Since this summer we've been asked to use no more than 100 gallons of water per day. We took the request seriously and let the summer heat kill our patio garden. One hundred gallons still seems like an extravagant amount of water but according Mark Hertsgaard in Earth Odyssey, the typical American household uses 186 gallons a day, nearly twice what we've been asked to cut back to!In 1991 Mark Hertsgaard traveled around the world to see [...]

    3. amber on said:

      Employing a refreshingly anthropological approach in which just a few statistical crumbs are couched in the cracks, Herstgaard explores international environmental concerns in context of socioeconomic and political cultures throughout the world. He introduces us to many colorful faces and places whose contributions to environmental degradation are all too human, while casting dark shadows on the few institutions which have the means, but fail to lead the way out. Sometimes heart-wrenching, frequ [...]

    4. Steven Peberday on said:

      Read this book about 2000 i think. There's some very thought provoking areas on industrial pollution. One i'd like to read again to see if it's stood the test of time. At the time an excellent read.

    5. Ilya on said:

      In the 1990s, an American journalist visited many environmentally blighted places: a refugee camp in South Sudan, Russian villages downstream of Kombinat Mayak, Bangkok, Chinese and Brazilian countryside, and many more. The air and water are terribly polluted, and people are sick. For several years, not a single boy from several villages around a heavily poluted river in North China has been able to pass the army physical examination; in a village in ia, children routinely die of dehydration and [...]

    6. David Kroodsma on said:

      I read this book because it is by a guy who spent seven years traveling the world to write a book about the environment.Mark is a good writer, and I admire many passages in this book. Likewise, he has fantastic passages about some of the people he meets. I also really like the section where he takes the long-run perspective, talking about the history of the earth and how we find ourselves at this point in civilization. In general, when he talks about history, I like it.His organizing question, t [...]

    7. Karmen on said:

      I read this book a few years ago but, with the recent discussion on global warming and especially George Bush's recent (April '08) global warming goal nonstatement, I have been thinking about issues raised in this book. This is a great introduction to the global environment and issues facing the global community. I want to reread the book and then write a real review. Right now I want to recommend the book to anyone who cares about people, the Earth or both! We should ALL be environmentalists. W [...]

    8. Suz on said:

      Skipped ahead to the Russia chapter -it's very interesting to me -esp. since Dr. Natalia Mironova and some other Russians are mentioned in this chapter and we just had an international nuclear accountability workshop with Natalia and others in April 2007. Worse than Chernobyl is Mayak, another little known nuclear facility in the Urals in Russia. Before glasnost (and "open" sharing of information) there were 4 accidents at Mayak -accidents that were WORSE than Chernobyl but aren't known because [...]

    9. Brian on said:

      I read this book when i was pretty young, right when it came out, and i think it is what sparked my activism, just the stories of his travels and the hardships and realities of the rest of the world compared to white north americans.i recently re-got this book and debate about reading it again because i probably wont like it as much. I think this came out in 1996 or something and he said then that the world was already ten years late on turning back the clock on global warming and if we stopped [...]

    10. Victoria on said:

      A very blunt report of the environmental outlook of humanity and commentary on our global gamble with long-term planetary health. I think it was overall optimistic - we as a species have all the right tools to establish a health progress to fixing our environmental footprint, but thus far markets remained skewed, and we lack the political will to put these tools into action. This book was written in 1999 and still remains relevant today. I believe anyone interested in environmental issues should [...]

    11. Lisa on said:

      They need a category for tried to read and failed. What is it about this book? Highly recommended by Sievert Rohwer, who I respect enormously and who actually went so far as to provide a free copy to all attendants of the 2001 AOU meeting. I admit to having found myself self-righteously espousing ideas from the first chapter (and only chapter I read). Just couldn't get any further. Suspect it might have to do with the inexcusably hideous cover.

    12. Kenneth on said:

      What Mark Hertsgaard uncovers here is just really coming to light in the mainstream press (over the past three years or so),he was revealing back in 1999!This read is not dated, as you can use the time of it's release (1999) and compare the writers warnings to what you see happening around you today. I like the way the writer deals patiently and respectfully with the people that he meets in his travels. The backgrounds of the nuclear research facilities in the US and in Russia is chilling.

    13. Ryan on said:

      This book is an older book, published in the late 90s, about global environmental problems as told through the author's travels around the world. What I found most interesting about it were the various governmental / corporate promises made and estimates about how the environmental trends would pan out by or around 2010. Some have turned out better than expected, but most promises have been broken and most trends have turned out to be worse than expected.

    14. Sarahyi77 on said:

      The title sounds like a "green" annoying preaching type - but it is to the contrary and almost reads like a fiction in that his tales of discovery and people that he encounters is quite entertaining. His thoughts combined with extrememly interesting information that is unknown to most is intruiging and balanced.

    15. Amber Leigh on said:

      This is one of the best books that I have ever read and the very best environmental book even though it was written in the 90's. It was a very well documented first hand look at the world issues, and beautifully written.

    16. Bert on said:

      A quest for answers to the questions that really matters. Makes you think closer about your own daily actions. Action makes reaction. You know. Chapter three is one of those that is right on the painful spot!

    17. Peter on said:

      The environmental problem is two-fold: the poor focus on survival and advancement more than preserving the environment, and the rich are unwilling to curtail their overconsumption - focuses on China, little bits on Sudan and Brazil

    18. Colette Pezley on said:

      Wonderful book. Author writes about first hand experiences in third world countries while simultaneously digging deep into the problems that people face in each country due to environmental problems, what has been done to mitigate them, and what should be done. Inspired me.

    19. Shannon on said:

      I learned that technology is both a blessing and a curse in terms of the environment

    20. Richard Kravitz on said:

      Excellent book. Pretty depressing though, especially frikkin' China and the mass pollution they produce.

    21. seryal olcay on said:

      Tema. vakfının Türkçesinden okudum.Gezi çevre kitabı, çin sovyet , ilerleme zenginleşme uğruna çevre politikalarından odun verme kalın olmasına rağmen ojuması kolay bir kitap

    22. Pierre on said:

      Good first-hand account of how the rest of the world lives and uses resources.

    23. Toma on said:

      Shocking book about a one man's journey around the globe, describing the state of the planet where ever he goes.

    24. Frederick Bingham on said:

      A book about overpopulation, pollution, famine, disease, war, global warming, ozone destruction, etc. It was too depressing to read.

    25. Amy on said:

      This book will make you a better person. It opens your eyes to what it truly means to be a good steward of this Earth. It is depressing at times but the author has some great ideas for changes.

    26. Samantha on said:

      This book is interesting because the author travels around the world and interview individuals about the greatest environmental issues in their country. It's a wake-up call with hope.

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