Countdown

Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

by Alan Weisman

Hardcover, 783 pages, Little Brown & Co, List Price: $30 | purchase

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Countdown
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Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?
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Alan Weisman

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The author visits twenty countries around the world to get their take on the sustainability of human life on the planet, discussing optimum population and how to prosper without endless growth.

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An Iraqi civilian walks through the vault of the National Museum in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 12, 2003. Looters opened the museum vault, went on a rampage breaking ancient artifacts stored there by museum authorities before the war started. Jerome Delay/AP hide caption

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