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Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment

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Ecoscience, the successor to 'Population, Resources, and Environment,' is a survey of environmental science. The Ehrlichs have teamed up with John Holdren to produce a text that offers a greatly expanded coverage of all topics in environmental science. It offers extensive information on population, resources, and energy and provides concrete strategies for dealing with the ...more
Paperback, 1051 pages
Published July 1st 1978 by W.H. Freeman & Co. (first published January 1st 1977)
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I picked up this book because John Holdren, the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, co-authored this book. There's some really troubling proposals in the book on solutions to the population boom of the 1970s. I was shocked to read some of the Brave New World-esque ideas that were mentioned. Of the chapter I read, it reminded me of every dystopic novel I'm familiar with.

Interestingly, Holdren was addressed by the Senate on the controversial ideas in the book and
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This was a textbook in a course called "Nature, Science and Man" that I took as an elective many years ago while studying engineering. The course and this book probably changed my life. I started off doing engineering, but after a few other adventures, ended up doing environmental consulting for the last 2 decades. I should have known after taking that course and reading this book what my true calling was, but I got distracted. Better late than never!

I'm guessing the book is out of date now, bu
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Paul Ralph Ehrlich is an American biologist and educator who is the Bing Professor of Population Studies in the department of Biological Sciences at Stanford University and president of Stanford's Center for Conservation Biology. By training he is an entomologist specializing in Lepidoptera (butterflies), but he is better known as an ecologist and a demographer, specifically for his warnings about ...more

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