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Main Title The last hours of ancient sunlight : the fate of the world and what we can do before it's too late /
Author Hartmann, Thom,
Publisher Three Rivers Press,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 52720742
ISBN 1400051576 (pbk.); 9781400051571 (pbk.)
Subjects Human ecology. ; Human ecology--Philosophy. ; Environmental protection.
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EKAM  GF41.H39 2004 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 08/03/2009
Edition Rev. and updated.
Collation xx, 378 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [366]-368) and index.
Contents Notes
Part 1: We're running out of ancient sunlight -- We're made out of sunlight -- How can things look so good yet be so bad? -- Slavery and freedom -- Glimpsing a possible future in Haiti and other hot spots -- The death of trees -- Extinctions: Diversity supports survival -- Climate changes -- A visit to a country that's planning how to survive: China -- The last hours of (cheap, clean) water -- Deforesting, fighting for fuel, and the rise and fall of empires -- Part 2: Younger and older cultures: How did we get here -- The power of our point of view: Older and younger cultures -- Younger culture drugs of control -- Younger culture stories about how things are -- What we need to remember -- The lives of ancient people -- Power vs. cooperation in social structure: the city-state vs. tribes -- The robots take over -- But what about Darwin? Isn't the victor right? -- Part 3: What can we do about it? -- The new science -- New stories are necessary to change the world -- Touching the sacred -- Learn to create awareness -- Lessons from a monk -- Re-empower women -- The secret of "enough" -- Respect other cultures and communities -- Renounce the destruction of life -- Look into the face of God -- Change the focus of how we use technology -- Turn off the TV -- The modern-day tribe: Intentional community -- Reinventing our daily life and rituals -- Transforming culture through politics -- Taking back America -- Something will save us -- We have much to learn...and even more to remember.