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Our Angry Earth: A Ticking Ecological Bomb

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Can we save the Earth? Two of our leading futurists say yes--and offer a solid recipe for planetwide common sense. Our Angry Earth tells us how we must each change our lives, expertly sums up scientific thought on pollution, and outlines a plan for a greener, more hospitable and healthier world. Illustrated.
Hardcover, 323 pages
Published November 1st 1991 by Tor Books
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Rohomes
Sep 29, 2013 Rohomes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The authors are listed as Frederik Pohl and Isaac Asimov. Another reviewer (on Amazon.com) complained that the book's style is not Asimov's, and therefore not as entertaining as Isaac's usual writing. That is true, and it does appear that Pohl was probably the primary contributor as far as the written word is concerned. It is also true that this was Asimov's last non-fiction book, and at the time I believe he was quite ill; he died in 1992, the year following the book's publication. However, whi ...more
Ross
Sep 10, 2008 Ross rated it liked it
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I normally think of sci-fi writers as leaning conservative (Heinlein, Card), probably because militarism and personal autonomy are common themes. But in this non-fiction work, written in 1991, Asimov and Pohl reveal a soft spot for dear old Mother Earth.

Sci-fi writers are of course also known for thinking hard about the future. After a discussion about the hazards of prediction, they point out that one class of "future" events can be predicted quite accurately: those that have already begun to h
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Heather
Aug 04, 2012 Heather rated it really liked it
This was the first book on environmentalism that I ever read, and it scared the shit out of me. Apparently their predictions were wrong, but they explained concepts like global warming well enough that I could figure out what they were talking about at age 12.
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I read this book almost twenty years ago, but there are parts I still think about.
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Very well written informational material about mother Earth and ways we are killing it. My only question is if we had this kind of expert opinion and guideline 26 years ago why are we not on the right track. We have made some developments to solve ecological problems but lobbying for stagnation have really kept us making leap for (cleaner) future.
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Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

Professor Asimov is generally considered the most prolific writer of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine of the te
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