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"A classic of earth consciousness."--Denis Hayes, Earth Day.
Ecotopia was founded when northern California, Oregon, and Washington seceded from the Union to create a "stable-state" ecosystem: the perfect balance between human beings and the environment. Now, twenty years later, the isolated, mysterious Ecotopia welcomes its first officially sanctioned American visitor: New York Times-Post reporter Will Weston. Like a modern Gulliver, the skeptical Weston is by turns impressed, horrified, and overwhelmed by Ecotopia's strange practices: employee ownership of farms and businesses, the twenty-hour work week, the fanatical elimination of pollution, "mini-cities" that defeat overcrowding, devotion to trees bordering on worship, a woman-dominated government, and bloody, ritual war games. Bombarded by innovative, unsettling ideas, set afire by a relationship with a sexually forthright Ecotopian woman, Weston's conflict of values intensifies-and leads to a startling climax.
"None of the happy conditions in Ecotopisa are beyond the technical or resource reach of our society."--Ralph Nader
I can count the number of books of fiction I have read on one hand. I prefer to read science, history, and food; watching fiction. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Ian T. Miyashiro
I read this book several years ago, and just now ordered one for myself, to have as a resource. Callenbach posits a breakaway republic comprising Washington state, Oregon, and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Brown
This book is stiff and poorly written. No real charecters, the protagonist takes everything as gospel ( he is a reporter). Read morePublished 1 month ago by J
For anyone looking for books about a future that isn't dystopian (and those are rare books) Ecotopia is a good choice. Read morePublished 2 months ago by John Lysfjord
The author clearly had a lot of fun coming up with the details of the "utopia" described in the book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mark M
Thought the book was very well written...would live in ectopic if I there were such a place....maybe someday. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Cassandra