Our Way Out by Marq De Villiers
Principles for a Post-apocalyptic World

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His chapter on food - The Reinvention of Farming - is the most inspiring, advocating a multitude of responses that are not only essential but doable.
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Global warming, energy shortages, overpopulation — it's no wonder that as a society, we're in an apocalyptic mood. Out of an endless stream of gloomy prognoses for humanity's future, we have emerged with little inspiration and few concrete ideas for change. Our Way Out is the first time that our most urgent global challenges have been treated as aspects of a single, larger crisis — and the first to acknowledge that while crises reinforce each other, solutions enable each other. The transformation to sustainability is already happening, in many small ways, in many parts of the world. Our Way Out shows us how we can scale up these efforts to create meaningful and lasting change.

This is not a book on climate change, energy, or any other single issue — it is the story of how within the solutions to the global crises we face, lie the seeds of something greater. It is a handbook for immense and exciting worldwide change. And, not least of all, it offers us robust hope that we can make things better.


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About Marq De Villiers

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MARQ DE VILLIERS is the critically acclaimed author of ten books on exploration, history, politics, and travel, including Water: The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource, which won the Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction and has become the definitive book on this global crisis, with editions and foreign translations in more than twenty countries. Born in South Africa, de Villiers has lived on four continents, edited travel publications in ten countries, and is a graduate of the London School of Economics.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published April 19, 2011 by McClelland & Stewart. 418 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Andrew Nikiforuk on Jun 11 2012

Although I do not share De Villiers’s faith in big solutions such as smart grids...he has bravely assessed the gravity of the situation and assembled some bold ideas for debate.

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Reviewed by BEN PARFITT on Sep 06 2012

His chapter on food - The Reinvention of Farming - is the most inspiring, advocating a multitude of responses that are not only essential but doable.

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