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Believing Cassandra: Getting Beyond the End of the World

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The Story of Cassandra
Cassandra was the young and beautiful daughter of Priam, the last king of Troy. Apollo bestowed upon Cassandra a special gift--the ability to see the future. But when she refused his favors, he twisted her gift with a curse, so no one would believe her prophecies.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by Chelsea Green Pub Co
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As a sustainability communicator, I'm glad I read this book at last. It came highly recommended from my friend and our company's sustainability director. Even though I read the first edition (published several years ago), the concepts are ever fresh.

Alan AtKisson is a true optimist at heart. He reminds us about the Greek myth about Cassandra, who was blessed with the gift of prophecy but cursed because no one would believe the truth she had to share. Can y
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Jun 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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This book was fantastic. In fact, the only complaint I have about it at all is that it is 10 years old.

Believing Cassandra gets its name from the ancient Greek oracle (Cassandra) who was blessed with the gift of prophecy & cursed with the inability to get anyone to believe her.

This book talks about all the modern Cassandras who have predicted climate change. The book intersperses author Alan AtKisson's memories of his own journey from child to sustainability consultant with reviews of studies an
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Phil
Jun 24, 2014 rated it liked it
Only one question, really. Who in the hell is responsible for the art direction on the book cover? Who, I ask you!!
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Aug 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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An upbeat, comprehensive look at how we can overhaul Western civilization to avoid catastrophe. It sure would help if more people had listened and taken action when the book came out (1999).
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